DC League Of Super-Pets Wins Weekends With $23 Million In Total Domestic Revenue
The animated film DC League Of Super-Pets took first place at the box office over the weekend with $23 million in domestic earnings.
The film, which is about Superman’s dog Krypto the Super-Dog, was played in 4,314 locations, the AP reported, citing studio estimates.
Industry experts predicted the film, which includes the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski and Keanu Reeves, would cost around $25 million.
The Latest: The animated film DC League Of Super-Pets, voiced by Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson, took first place at the box office over the weekend with $23 million in domestic earnings
Other high-profile animated films released this summer included Lightyear in June, which opened at $50.6 million; and Minions: The Rise of Gru, which opened at $107 million.
“This premiere is a huge win for DC fans, the box office, WB and our filmmakers,” Jeff Goldstein, president of Warner Bros. domestic sales, said, according to the AP. “The interest is red hot. Young family films play for a long time. Given our A- CinemaScore and word of mouth, we’ll be around for a while.’
The film was originally slated for a release last May – with Johnson’s Black Adam originally slated to hit theaters this weekend – but post-production on Black Adam has pushed it back to an October release.
DC League Of Super-Pets also took in $18.4 million internationally, taking its global gross profit up to $41.4 million.
The film, which is about Superman’s dog Krypto the Super-Dog, was played in 4,314 locations
The film was originally slated for a May release – with Johnson’s Black Adam originally slated to hit theaters – but problems with the film’s post-production led to an October release
In second place was Jordan Peele’s film Nope, which grossed $18.6 million, bringing its total domestic earnings to $80.6 million. The film is slated to open internationally next month.
Thor: Love and Thunder landed in third place in its fourth week of release as it grossed $13.1 million over the weekend, taking its domestic earnings to $301.5 million and worldwide to $662 million.
In fourth place, Minions: The Rise of Gru earned $10.9 million, having made $710.4 million internationally in the five weeks after release.
Top Gun: Maverick, which is in its 10th release weekend, finished in the top five with $8.2 million as it grossed $650.1 million in total domestic revenue.
The top 10 films for the three-day period included Where the Crawdads Sing, at $7.5 million; Elvis with $5.8 million; The Black Phone, which grossed $2.5 million; Jurassic World: Dominion, which grossed $2.1 million; and Vengeance, which grossed $1.8 million.
Looking ahead, Brad Pitt-headlined thriller Bullet Train is slated to hit theaters Thursday.
The animated film also features the characters Merton (voiced by Natasha Lyonne), Krypto (Johnson), Chip (Diego Luna), Ace (Hart), and PB (Vanessa Bayer).
Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart were photographed attending the film’s Los Angeles premiere earlier this month