‘Bad Guys’ Topples ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ at N.American box office

“The Bad Guys,” an animated action-comedy from Universal, topped the North American box office this weekend with an approximate $24 million take, according to market watcher Exhibitor Relations.

An animal-eyed version of “Oceans 11” follows the antics of a cunning band of creatures. In addition to Sam Rockwell and Craig Robinson, the film features Awkwafina, Marc Ramon, Anthony Ramos, Lilly Singh, and DreamWorks Animation’s other voice actors.

With $15.2 million for the Friday-to-Sunday period, Paramount’s “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” once again came in second place for family-oriented films, which were hit harder by the Covid impact than films aimed at other demographics.

Although the pandemic affected family moviegoing, David A. Gross of Franchise Entertainment Research reports that families are returning to the theatres. A good start, but we’re still a long way from what was before levels…

Warner Bros.’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” took third place with $14 million, a significant drop from the Wizarding World film’s launch weekend of $43 million last weekend.

Both of the following positions were occupied by new releases.

Focus Features’ “The Northman” made $12 million at the box office. As a ripped, Alexander Skarsgard portrays a Viking who wants revenge against the guy who killed his mom and dad and took his father’s crown, and it is a blood-soaked tale.

The supporting cast includes Nicole Kidman, Bjork, Ethan Hawke, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Willem Dafoe.

With $7.2 million, “The Excruciating Weight of Huuuuge Talent” from Lionsgate came in fifth place. Again, Nicolas Enclosure plays a guy named Nick Cage in a lighthearted role.

The following round out the top 5:

  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once” ($5.4 million)
  • “The Lost City” ($4.4 million)
  • “Father Stu” ($3.3 million)
  • “Morbius” ($2.3 million)
  • “Ambulance” ($1.8 million)

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