The summer box office showed signs of slowing down this weekend when the lively DC League of Super Pets it was released in North American theaters.
The superhero spin-off about Superman’s dog grossed $23 million from 4,314 locations, according to studio estimates on Sunday.. Although slightly less than expected, it was enough to capture first place and take nope from Jordan Peele to second place in his second weekend.
Analysts had set DC League of Super Pets for a $25 million launch, which was on the low end for animated openings this summer. In June, the 50.6 million dollars of Lightyear they were considered disappointing for the $200 million Disney/Pixar film. Then in early July Minions: A Villain Is Born Universal’s captured $107 million in its first three days.
But Super Pets is more comparable to The Bad Guys from Universal, which grossed about $97 million domestically after a $23 million opening, and is much, much stronger than Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank Paramount’s $6.3 million debuted several weeks ago.
“This opening is a huge win for DC fans, the box office, the WB and our filmmakers,” said Jeff Goldstein.president of the studio’s national distribution.
DC League of Super Pets it was not intended to be a summer release. Originally, Superpets was scheduled for May, while this weekend was reserved for Black Adamfrom Warner Bros. another photo of superhero Dwayne Johnson.
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— DC League of Super-Pets (@DCSuperPets) July 31, 2022
A super pets it has several weeks of summer vacation left with little significant competition, and the hope is that it will continue to grow steadily thanks to positive public feedback this weekend. And with $18.4 million from international showings, it has already grossed $41.4 million globally.
“Interest is red hot,” Goldstein said.. “Young family movies are played for a long time. Given our CinemaScore of A- and word of mouth, we’ll be around for a while.”
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