Steven graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications, focusing on film studies, journalism and theatre arts. Dubbed a "prolific" writer by Hollywood icon Kenneth Johnson (The Incredible Hulk, V, The Bionic Woman, Alien Nation), Steven has been honored by the Arkansas College Media Association for his story writing prowess. He has also received recognition for his dramatic writing from the Eerie, Shriekfest and Screamfest horror film festivals. Publications include: Carroll County News, Saline Courier, Forum, Echo and Moroch.
LITTLE ROCK — Saying his name overseas certainly paid off for DC Comics' latest cinematic superhero as "Shazam!" opened on foreign soil to the tune of $102 million. With a budget of just over $100 million, DC's Captain Marvel was able to make a profit of almost $60 million thanks to its $53.4 million opening weekend domestically.
"Pet Sematary" showed the horror genre is alive and well as it raised some hell at No. 2 with $25 million. "Dumbo" continued to soar at No. 3 with $18.2 million. Disney's latest live-action adventure has amassed a worldwide total of $213.7 million over its two-week run.
"Shazam!" clearly made a profit, but an overriding question remains. Can the latest DC Cinematic Universe installment fare as well as its more successful predecessors?
Prior to "Aquaman" (2018) making $1.1 billion at the box office, only two other DC films in history eclipsed the billion-dollar mark at the global box office: "The Dark Knight" (2008) and "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012).
Filmmaker Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy exists outside the DCEU. Here's a look at how the six other DCEU movies did on their opening weekends (domestically).