The movie, based mostly on a graphic novel, held sturdy at $16 million in its second week.
NEW YORK — The DreamWorks animated heist film “The Dangerous Guys” was the highest movie in U.S. and Canada theaters for the second straight weekend, in keeping with studio estimates Sunday, whereas the newest Liam Neeson thriller urged the actor’s specific set of expertise could also be carrying skinny with audiences.
“The Dangerous Guys,” distributed by Common Footage, made $16.1 million in ticket gross sales in its second weekend, holding nicely with solely a 33% drop from final weekend. The movie, tailored from Aaron Blabey’s children’ graphic novel, has helped reignite household moviegoing.
April moviegoing was largely dominated by Paramount Footage’ “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” — which stayed in second place with $11.4 million, bringing its cumulative whole to $160.9 million — and “The Dangerous Guys,” with $44.4 million in two weeks.
The most recent Neeson thriller, “Reminiscence,” nevertheless, was principally forgotten by moviegoers. The Open Street-Briarcliffe Leisure R-rated launch launched with an estimated $3.1 million in 2,555 places. That is a lot consistent with the previous couple of movies staring Neeson. Previously two years, “Blacklight” (a $3.5 million debut), “Sincere Thief” ($4.1 million) and “The Marksman” ($3.1 million) all opened equally.
The final Neeson thriller to make a dent was 2019’s “Chilly Pursuit,” which debuted with $11 million and in the end grossed $62.6 million worldwide. However both because of oversaturation or lackluster reception (“Reminiscence” has a 30% “contemporary” ranking on Rotten Tomatoes”), a as soon as reliable box-office pressure has gone chilly.
“Neeson’s pre-pandemic crime pics did nicely, together with the profitable ‘Taken’ sequence, however audiences are exhibiting little curiosity now,” David A. Gross, who runs the film consultancy FranchiseRe, wrote in a publication. “Moviegoing exercise is bettering, however ‘Reminiscence,’ in addition to ‘Blacklight’ and ‘The Marksman,’ are hitting a wall.”
The eighth-place “Reminiscence” was the one new vast launch on a quiet weekend in theaters forward of the Friday launch of Marvel’s “Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity.” The Walt Disney Co. launch will successfully kick off Hollywood’s summer season season, one the trade is hoping will method pre-pandemic ranges.
Studios final week trumpeted their summer season slates on the trade conference CinemaCon, elevating expectations for big-budget movies like “Prime Gun: Maverick” and “Jurassic World Dominion.”
The brightest spot in theaters at the moment continues to be “Every part All over the place all at As soon as,” which dropped simply 2% in its sixth week of launch with $5.5 million. The movie, an existential metaverse motion comedy starring Michelle Yeoh, has had unusually lengthy legs in theaters, and with $35.5 million in gross sales to this point, ranks as considered one of indie studio A24’s largest hits.
Estimated ticket gross sales for Friday via Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, in keeping with Comscore. Closing home figures might be launched Monday.
1. “The Dangerous Guys,” $16.1 million.
2. “Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” $11.4 million.
3. “Incredible Beasts: The Secrets and techniques of Dumbledore,” $8.3 million.
4. “The Northman,” $6.3 million.
5. “Every part All over the place all at As soon as,” $5.5 million.
6. “The Insufferable Weight of Large Expertise,” $3.9 million.
7. “The Misplaced Metropolis,” $3.9 million.
8. “Reminiscence,” $3.1 million.
9. “Father Stu,” $2.2 million.
10. “Morbius,” $1.5 million.