The Curse of La Llorona” (yuh-ROH’-nuh) had only good fortune at the box office.

The Warner Bros. horror film based on a Mexican legend about a woman who murdered her children and wanders the world looking for them brought in $26.5 million as the weekend’s top film.

It ended the two-week reign of “Shazam!” in the top spot. The DC Comics superhero comedy was second with $17.3 million, continuing its strong run with a three-week domestic total of $121.3 million, also for Warner Bros.

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Roman Christou, left, and Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen in a scene from
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Roman Christou, left, and Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen in a scene from “The Curse of La Llorona. (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

The inspirational “Breakthrough,” the first film released by 20th Century Fox since Disney acquired the studio, was third with $11.1 million.

The reign of “La Llorona” will not last. Next week “Avengers: Endgame” opens and should trounce all competition for many weeks to come.

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Patricia Velasquez in a scene from
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Patricia Velasquez in a scene from “The Curse of La Llorona. (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
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