Good Boys Tops The US Box Office

Good Boys

by James White |
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Universal's winning streak continues. Good Boys has launched top of the US box office this weekend, representing the best opening for an original comedy this year. The movie earned $21 million across the three days, according to studio estimates.

It's also the first time an R-rated laugh-fest has opened top of the charts in three years, which makes it all the more impressive. And the Universal team will be happier still, since Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw was pushed to second place, but still made $14.1 million in its third week of release. The action madness is up to $133.7 million domestically and more than $437 million worldwide.

Third was The Lion King, which added $11.9 million. You have to head down to fourth place to find the week's second new release, as The Angry Birds Movie 2 couldn't keep up the pace with the original despite getting a head start on the competition. It took in $10.5 million for the weekend, with a $16.2 million start total. That's low compared to the $38 million opening for the first film in 2016. Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark rounded out the top five with $10 million.

Sixth place was shark sequel 47 Meters Down: Uncaged. which also disappointed compared to the original, earning just $9 million. Dora And The Lost City Of Gold slipped to seventh on $8.5 million, while Once Upon A Time In Hollywood fell to eighth and $7.6 million.

Blinded By The Light, despite its Springsteen-heavy theme and soundtrack, didn't seem to be in tune with Stateside audiences, earning just $4.5 million in ninth, which will disappoint Warner Bros./New Line, which splashed out $15 million for it at the Sundance Film Festival. And in 10th, The Art Of Racing In The Rain took in $4.4 million. The one person who truly has reason to be unhappy this weekend is Richard Linklater, whose latest, Where'd You Go Bernadette? couldn't even crack the top 10, landing with a thud in 11th place.

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