Without the big competition standing in the way of Warner Bros. animated epic DC League of Super-Pets rose to the top spot at the domestic box office and earned a solid $23 million in its opening frame, per Deadline. That number is on par with Universal/DreamWorks Animations’ The Bad Guyswhich brought in $23.95 million and went on to gross just under $100 million.
The audience digs Super pet, awarding the adventure starring the voices of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart an A-CinemaScore, which should help its long-term results. With nothing for families until Puss in Boots: The Last Wish in September it should go fairly smoothly Super pet forward.
Elsewhere, BJ Novak’s murder mystery comedy Revenge took in $1.75 million from 998 theaters, while last week’s champion, Jordan Peele’s Nixheld on with a second weekend of $18.55M (-58%), bringing its domestic total to $80.6M.
The big news, however, is that Universal/Illuminations Minions became the first animated film to cross the $300 million mark at the domestic box office in the Covid era, which is quite a feat. To date, the title has grossed a whopping $320 million stateside and $710 million worldwide. Plus, you know, all that merchandising has raked in millions for the studio.
Top Gun: Maverick also continued his astonishing run. The Tom Cruise epic took in an additional $8.2 million domestically, bringing its total to $650.1 million. Overseas, the action adventure has climbed to $671 million, bringing the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced pic to $1.321B worldwide. Maverick should float by Jurassic World ($653 million) this week, and may surpass it Titanic ($659 million) by the weekend on the all-time domestic chart. If it catches Avengers: Infinity War ($678 million) and Black Panther ($700 million) remains to be seen.
Worldwide, Maverick sits just below The Last Jedi ($1.332 billion) at No. 16 on the all-time salary earners list, but might have enough juice to cruise past Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ($1.342 billion) and Black Panther ($1.347 billion). Although, the odds of Cruise catching Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.402 billion) seems slim.
DOMESTIC TOP 10
1.) DC League of Super-Pets 4,314 cinemas, Fri 9.3 million USD, Sat 7.7 million USD, sun 5.8 million USD, 3-day 23 million USD/week 1
2. ) Nix (Uni) 3,807 (+22) cinemas, Fri 5.8 million USD (-70%)/3-day 18.55 million USD (-58%)/a total of 80.6 million USD/week 2
3.) Thor: Love and Thunder (Disney) 3,650 (-720) theaters, Fri. 3.75 million $ (-41 %), Saturday 5.1 million. $, sun 4.1 million $, 3-day 13.1M $ (-41%)/total 301.5 million $ / week 4
4.) Minions: Rise of Gru (Uni) 3,579 cinemas (-237), Fri 3.3 million. USD (-37%), Sat. 4.1 million USD, sun 3.3 million USD, 3-day 10.88 million USD (-40%), total: 320.4 million USD/week 5
5.) Top Gun: Maverick (Par) 3,008 (-152) theaters, Fri $2.4M. (-11%), Sat $3.3M, Sun $2.5M, 3-day $8.2M. (-20%), total $650.1m/week 10
6.) Where the Crawdads Sing (Sony) 3,526 cinemas (-124), Fri 2.3 million USD (-26 %), Saturday 2.8 million. USD, sun 2.3 million USD, 3-day 7.5 million USD (-27%)/a total of 53.5 million USD/week 3
7.) Elvis (WB) 2,901 (-204) cinemas, Fri 1.7 million USD (-7 %), Sat 2.2 million USD, sun 1.88 million USD, 3-day 5.8 million USD (-11%) A total of 129 million USD/week 6
8.) The black phone (Uni) 1,638 (-417) theaters, Fri $770,000 (-30%), Sat $990,000, Sun $740,000, 3-day $2.5m USD (-29%)/a total of 83.1 million USD/week 6
9.) Jurassic World Dominion (Uni) 1,747 (-420) theaters, Fri $610K (-30%), Sat $840K, Sun $630K, 3-day $2.08M (-33%), $369.4M/week total 7
10.) Revenge (Foc) 998 theaters, Fri $660,000, Sat $630,000, Sun $460,000, 3-day $1.75m. USD/week 1