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.
'Shazam!' flexes its muscles against 'Little' competition
Posted Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 2:26 PM
LITTLE ROCK — If you really want to see 'Hellboy' on the big screen, you better hurry before it is yanked from theaters. Neither of this weekend's newcomers 'Hellboy' nor 'Little' could overtake the mighty 'Shazam!' at the box office. DC's latest superhero installment soared to the top spot with a domestic take of $25.1 million.
'Shazam!' has taken in just north of $221 million worldwide in its first two weekends in cinemas. Many fans thought another comic-book inspired vehicle — the aforementioned 'Hellboy' — might makes waves, but the film failed to even take second place.
Rather, the 'Big' (1988) reimagining 'Little' garnered the silver medal with $15.5 million. With only a $12 million tally in box office receipts, 'Hellboy' is not only a financial flop, but it is highly unlikely the movie will even recoup its $50 million budget.
'Pet Sematary' finished at No. 4 with $10 million while Disney's 'Dumbo' soared into the No. 5 slot with $9.2 million.