Good Boys Unseats Hobbs & Shaw and Takes First at the Weekend Box Office
A Universal film replaced another Universal film for first place as Good Boys took the top spot with an estimated $21 million. The studio has now taken first three weekends in a row.
Good Boys looks to be a solid entry at the movies as it has an 89% audience score with RottenTomatoes and a “B+” CinemaScore from opening day audiences. The crowd was 52% male and 59% of the audience was aged 25 or older.
Internationally, the film opened in 13 markets and earned an estimated $2.1 million for $23.1 million worldwide. The film was predicted to have a $20.5 million domestic opening and with a $20 million budget, the film seems to be doing well.
It’s also only the third original film to top the weekend box office. It also helped push Universal over the $1 billion mark for the domestic box office, the second studio to do so in 2019.
In second place was Hobbs & Shaw which earned an estimated $14.1 million to bring its domestic total to $133.7 million. Internationally, the film added $45.7 million to its total. Overseas it’s earned $303.3 million for a worldwide total of $437 million. The film is right in the middle of the pack when it comes to the Fast and Furious franchise for worldwide earnings.
In third place was The Lion King which added to Disney’s box office dominance. The film added $11.9 million to its domestic total and that now stands at $496.1 million. It also added $33.8 million overseas and that total stands at $939.1 million for a $1.435 billion total. It now ranks at #9 for worldwide grosses passing Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The Angry Birds Movie 2 debuted on Tuesday and struggled for the week. Angry Birds 2 mustered an estimated $10.5 million for a $16.2 million six-day total. The original film earned $38 million in its first three days. The film received a “B+” CinemaScore for an audience that as 51% female and crowd that was 53% aged 25 or older.
Rounding out the top five was Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The film earned an estimated $10 million in its second weekend. The domestic total now stands at $40.2 million after two weeks. Internationally it added $5.6 million for a total of $14.1 million and a worldwide total of $54.3 million off of a $25 million budget.
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Spider-Man: Far From Home came in at #12 earning an estimated $2.8 million to bring its domestic total to $376.6 million.
The Kitchen continues to struggle and came in at #13. The film dropped 60.1% in its second weekend earning an estimated $2.2 million to bring its domestic total to $10.4 million. With a $38 million budget, the film will have to fight to earn it back.
Avengers: Endgame continues to bring in dollars coming in at #25 and adding $98,000 to its domestic total. The film stands at $858.1 million domestically.