Bad Guys Steal the Top Position, Fantastic Beasts Fall

If in doubt, Universal animation Bad People evidently the family is still excited for the theater experience. The film grossed $24 million from 4,009 theaters in its opening weekend, enough to take the top spot at the domestic box office, according to Deadline.

last week’s champion, Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secret, fell a massive -67% in its second weekend and secured just $15.2 million to bring its domestic total to $145.8 million. Massive decline is not enough to dethrone Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II in certain categories — the figure was down -72% in its second weekend but that was largely due to a better-than-expected, opening weekend record of $168.5 million; and it still made an impressive $47 million on its way to $381 million. Anyway, maybe it’s time for Warner Bros. to reevaluate wild animals franchise because the audience does not enjoy the final product.

Don’t cry too hard for JK Rowling, as Dumbledore’s Secret still sits at $280 million worldwide, per Box Office Mojo.

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At another place, sonic 2 earned another $15.2 million in Week 3 and increased its domestic total to $145.8 million. The Adventures of Jim Carrey’s family should end up as the highest-grossing domestic video game film in the next week or so, unadjusted for inflation.

Focus Feature’ Northerners enjoyed a solid opening of $12 million from 3,234 screens, which was a good start to a $70 million production. While the comedy of Nicolas Cage The Unbearable Burden of Talent manages $7.1 million from 3,036 theaters. Hopefully, word of mouth will keep both films sticking through the next summer’s photo shoot as each provides the kind of counter-programming needed for audiences tired of superhero fare.

Ditto with the hit A24 Everything Everywhere At Oncewhich has used strong reviews and audience scores to reach an astounding $26.9 million after five weeks of release.

Box Office Results: Domestic Top 10

1.) Bad People (Union) 4,009 Cinemas, Fri $8M, Sat $9.3M, Sun $6.6M, 3-Day $24M/Sun 1

2.) Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Par) 3,809 (-449) theaters, Fri $4M (-63%), Sat $6.8M, Sun $4.4M, 3-Day $15.2M (-48%)/Total $145.8M/Week 3

3.) Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secret (WB), 4,245 (+37) theaters, Fri $4.1B (-79%), Sat $6M, Sun $3.9M, 3-Day $14M (-67%)/Total $67.1M/Week 2

4.) Northerners (Foc) 3,234 theaters, Fri $5M, Sat $4.2M, Sun $2.7M, 3-Day $12M/Sun 1

5.) The Unbearable Weight of Great Talent (LG) 3,036 cinemas, Fri $2.9M, Sat $2.5M, Sun $1.76M, 3-Day $7.1M/Sun 1

6.) Everything Everywhere At Once (A24) 2,133 (-87) cinemas, Fri $1.55B (-18%)/Sat $2.1M/Sun $1.7M/ 3-Day $5.4M (-11%)/Total $26.9M/Sun 5

7.) Lost City (Par) 2,828 (-602) cinema Fri. $1.3B (-35%), Sat $1.9M, Week $1.17M, 3-Day $4.375M (-30%)/Total $85.4M/ Week 5

8.) Stu dad (Sony) 2,705 theaters, Fri $1M (-40%), Sat $1.3M, Sun $960K, 3-Day $3.3M (-39%), Total $13.9M/Sun 2

9.) Morbius (Sony) 2,306 (-1,156) theaters, Fri $635K, Sat $1M, Sun $615K, 3-Day $2.25M (-53%), Total $69.1M/Sun 4

10.) Ambulance (Union) 1,966 (-1.446) theaters, Fri $530K (-59%), Sat $770K, Sun $500K, 3-Day $1.8M (-55%), Total $19.2M/Sun 3

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