Another good news for the family box office is that Universal’s DreamWorks Animation and The Bad Guys easily won the weekend with an estimated $ 24 million, which is more than enough to overthrow Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, according to Comscore.
Bad Guys, an action comedy about a maliciously clever group of crooked animals, has already earned $ 63 million overseas for an early global catch of $ 87 million (it opened in selected markets before the domestic bow). The film received an A CinemaScore rating.
Directed by Pierre Perifel, Bad Guys stars such as Sam Rockwell, Craig Robinson, Marc Maron, Awkwafina, Anthony Ramos, Zazie Beetz and Lilly Singh.
PG collaborators released Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – now on the third weekend – they even beat Dumbledore with an estimated $ 15.2 million from 3,809 locations for a total home of $ 145.8 million.
The two strokes of Bad Guys and Sonic 2 give Hollywood studio exhibitors and leaders hope that children and parents will return to theaters in large numbers after much of the pandemic.
Fantastic Animals 3 fell sharply during the second weekend, bringing more bad news for the future of the Wizarding World franchise. Warner Bros. ‘ the big-budget event earned $ 14 million from the 4,245 cinemas in the domestic market, a decrease of 67 percent. She is doing somewhat better overseas, earning $ 213.2 million, or $ 280.3 million worldwide.
The Bad Guys weren’t the only news this weekend, as Hollywood studios are starting to release a more diverse range of films as box offices emerge from a pandemic.
New Regency’s Focus Features and The Northman opened to higher expectations with $ 12 million from 3,234 seats. However, with a budget of at least $ 70 million before launch, the film directed by Robert Eggers could be in a difficult financial situation.
Northman received a CinemaScore B. High-profile casts include Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård and Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk and Willem Dafoe. Overseas, Northman earned $ 11 million for a global cume of $ 23.5 million.
The top five was closed by the highly conceptual film Lionsgate The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent – in which Nicolas Cage plays a fictional version of himself. The film opened for $ 7.2 million from 3,036 theaters and won B + CinemaScore. While Massive Talent worked in low expectations, its inability to break through is a reminder that Hollywood movies can’t get beyond the city.
The special film A24 Everything Everywhere and Suddenly continued its remarkable ride, finishing sixth with $ 5.4 million out of 2,137 seats and a domestic cume of $ 26.9 million.
April 24, 8:20 AM Updated with updated numbers.