Weekend Box Office: DC League of Super-Pets Tops the Box Office with $23M Debut

Photo Credits: Warner Bros. (“DC League of Super-Pets”)

Warner Bros.’ DC League of Super-Pets topped the domestic box office with a $23 million opening weekend from 4,314 locations. A total of 64 overseas markets contributed $18.4 million to the film’s $41.4 million global debut. Top overseas openers include the United Kingdom ($3.1M), Mexico ($2.1M), France ($1.6M), and Brazil ($1.1M).

The first place domestic finish came behind projections for the title, which counted on major stars like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart among its voice cast. Super-Pets opened below the $23.9 million debut from Universal’s The Bad Guysa film that has grossed a total of $97 million since opening in April.

Super-Pets will have to resort to its strong word-of-mouth to hit the $100 million in its domestic run. An A- CinemaScore should help those efforts, especially among female audiences and moviegoers under the age of 35, demographics that gave the film an A CinemaScore. The General Audience PostTrak score was a more measured 3.5/5 stars, with a 4-star rating from parents and 4.5 stars from kids. Premium Large Format showtimes contributed 14% of the film’s domestic opening weekend box office. Geographically, Super-Pets over-indexed in the South and the Midwestern United States.

DC League of Super-Pets
Top DMAs

  1. Los Angeles
  2. New York
  3. Dallas
  4. Houston
  5. Atlanta
  6. San Francisco
  7. Chicago
  8. Phoenix
  9. Philadelphia
  10. Washington DC

DC League of Super-Pets
Top Locations

  1. Harkins Estrella Falls Phoenix
  2. AMC Burbank
  3. Santikos Casa Blanca San Antonio
  4. Wellfleet Drive-In (Cape Cod)
  5. AMC Century City Los Angeles
  6. AMC Disney Springs Orlando
  7. Cinemark Tinseltown El Paso
  8. AMC Porter Ranch Los Angeles
  9. AMC Thoroughbred Nashville
  10. Cinemark Houston

Nope dropped -58% in its sophomore frame to finish in second place with $18.5 million from 3,807 theaters. It’s a steeper decline than Jordan Peele’s prior title, Us (2019), which experienced a -53% slide over its second weekend. Nope has now grossed $80.5 million in its domestic release.

Nope is one of five Universal titles to rank in the domestic top ten this week. Minions: The Rise of Gru finished fourth in its fifth weekend with $10.8 million from 3,579 theaters. The Minions The sequel has now grossed $320.4 million domestically and $389.9 million overseas for a $710.3 million global haul. Overseas markets are led by the United Kingdom ($39.9M), Mexico ($35.1M), Australia ($27.5M), and Germany ($23.3M). Universal’s The Black Phone finished in 8th place with $2.5 million from 1,638 theaters over its sixth weekend. The horror title is now up to $83.1 million domestically and $58 million overseas for a $141.1 million global haul. Top overseas performers include Mexico ($15.2M), the UK ($5M), and France ($2.9M).

The last two spots on this week’s chart are split by Universal’s Jurassic World: Dominionwith a $2 million ninth-place finish in its eighth frame, and Focus Features’ (Universal’s specialty arm) Vengeancewhich enjoyed a $1.75 million bow from 998 theaters. Dominion has grossed a total of $369.4 million in North America, out of reach to match Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘s $417.7 million domestic run. The film has grossed $573 million overseas to hit a $942.5 million global cume. China leads all overseas markets for Dominion with $156.6 million.

Thor: Love and Thunder finished in third place over its fourth weekend in North America, crossing the $300 million benchmark with a $13 million take from 3,650 locations. The film’s performance looks to be stabilizing with a -42% drop this weekend, an improvement over the fourth-weekend drops of Black Widow (-44%) and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (-50%). The fourth installment of the Thor franchise has already passed the first two films in the series—Thor ($181M) and Thor: The Dark World ($206M)—and is on its way to overtaking Thor: Ragnarok ($315M) at the domestic box office. At this point in the release, Ragnarok had grossed $277 million in North America, around 8% behind where Love and Thunder is at the moment.

Overseas, Thor: Love and Thunder currently stands as the sixth-highest-grossing Hollywood export of the year with $361 million. Globally, the film grossed $662.4 million without a release in either China or Russia. Top international markets include the United Kingdom ($37.3M), Australia ($27.3M), Mexico ($26M), South Korea ($22.6M), Brazil ($20M), France ($17.7M), India ($16M), Germany ($15.1M), Indonesia ($12.4M), Argentina ($10.1M), Spain ($10M), and Italy ($9.7M).

Where the Crawdads Sing dropped a modest -27% over its third domestic weekend with $7.5 million from 3,526 screens. The title has now grossed $53.5 million domestically and $8.7 million from 4 overseas markets. The UK leads the international release with a $4.1 million cume.

Top Gun: Maverick hit the $650 million mark at the domestic box office, falling 20 percent in its 10th frame with an $8.2 million haul from 3,008 locations. The film’s $671 million global haul adds up to an impressive $1.32 billion global total.

Title Weekend Estimate locs. PSA Cum Week Distributor
DC League of Super Pets $23,000,000 4314 5,331 $23,000,000 1 Warner Bros.
Nope $18,550,000 3807 4,873 $80,583,425 2 Universal
Thor: Love And Thunder $13,075,000 3650 3,582 $301,522,269 4 Disney
Minions: The Rise Of Gru $10,880,000 3579 3,040 $320,410,625 5 Universal
Top Gun Maverick $8,200,000 3008 2,726 $650,103,700 10 Paramount
Where The Crawdads Sing $7,525,000 3526 2,134 $53,526,201 3 Sony
Elvis $5,830,000 2901 2,010 $129,000,707 6 Warner Bros.
The Black Phone $2,500,000 1638 1,526 $83,119,245 6 Universal
Jurassic World Dominion $2,080,000 1747 1,191 $369,492,845 8 Universal
Vengeance $1,750,000 998 1,754 $1,750,000 1 Focus Features
Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris $930,000 871 1,068 $6,754,690 3 Focus Features
Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank $750,000 2167 346 $16,831,831 3 Paramount
Everything Everywhere All at Once $650,000 1490 436 $68,848,470 19 A24
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On $602,300 821 734 $4,101,245 6 A24
Chhalla Mud Ke Nahi Aaya $490,000 70 7,000 $490,000 1 Rhythm Boyz Entertainment
Ek Villain Returns $287,000 210 1,367 $287,000 1 Independent
Lightyear $239,000 470 509 $117,829,710 7 Disney
Fire of Love $151,262 191 792 $525,590 4 Neon Rated
VR / Vikrant Rona $114,000 150 760 $114,000 1 Sarigama Cinemas
Detective vs. Sleuths $113,000 60 1,883 $113,000 1 Independent
Resurrection $92,700 97 956 $92,700 1 IFC Films
Hallelujah $53,947 63 856 $333,607 5 Sony Pictures Classics
The Bad Guys $28,000 173 162 $96,699,280 15 Universal
A Love Song $18,702 4 4,676 $18,702 1 Bleecker Street
Sharp Stick $18,317 2 9,158 $18,317 1 Utopia Media
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness $13,000 50 260 $411,303,883 13 Disney
Medusa $2,181 3 727 $2,181 1 Music Box Films
The Bob’s Burgers Movie $1,000 15 67 $31,931,857 10 20th Century Studios

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