‘Bad Guys,’ ‘Sonic 2’ Easily Beat ‘Fantastic Beasts’ – The Hollywood Reporter

In more good news for the family box office, DreamWorks Animation and Universal’s the bad boys he easily won the weekend with an estimated $24 million, more than enough to topple Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secretsaccording to Comscore.

bad boys, an action-comedy about a wickedly intelligent group of crooked animals, has already earned $63 million overseas for an early worldwide gross of $87 million (it opened in select markets before its domestic release). The photo received an A CinemaScore.

Directed by Pierre Perifel, bad boysThe voice cast includes Sam Rockwell, Craig Robinson, Marc Maron, Awkwafina, Anthony Ramos, Zazie Beetz, and Lilly Singh.

PG Companion Launch sonic the hedgehog 2 — now in its third weekend — even surpassed dumbledore with an estimated $15.2 million from 3,809 locations for a national total of $145.8 million.

The one-two-hit of bad boys Y sonic 2 give exhibitors and Hollywood studio executives hope that kids and parents will return to theaters in greater numbers after staying away for much of the pandemic.

Fantastic Beasts 3 It fell sharply in its second weekend in more bad news for the future of the Wizarding World franchise. Warner Bros.’ the big-budget film grossed $14 million domestically from 4,245 theaters, a decrease of 67 percent. He is doing slightly better abroad, where he has earned $213.2 million for a global total of $280.3 million.

the bad boys wasn’t the only new offering this weekend, as Hollywood studios begin to release a more diverse range of movies as the box office emerges from the pandemic.

Focus and New Regency features the northerner it opened at the high end of expectations with $12 million from 3,234 locations. However, with a budget of at least $70 million before release, the Robert Eggers-directed film could be in a tough financial spot.

viking received a B CinemaScore. The high-profile cast includes Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe. Exterior, viking has earned $11 million for a global cumulative of $23.5 million.

Rounding out the top five was Lionsgate’s high-concept film. The unbearable weight of massive talent – in which Nicolas Cage plays a fictional version of himself. The film opened to $7.2 million in 3,036 theaters and received a B+ CinemaScore. While massive talent Made according to modest expectations, its inability to break is a reminder that movies about Hollywood may travel no further than the city.

A24 special film everything everywhere at once continued its remarkable run, placing sixth with $5.4 million from 2,137 locations for a domestic build of $26.9 million.

April 24, 8:20 a.m. Updated with revised numbers.

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