Good Boys does good, everything else flops


Box office round up

It's good to see risky films do well. Good Boys is an R-rated comedy starring pre-teens that could have completely whiffed but the strong reviews seem to have brought in the audience as it out performed expectations and pulled in $21 million. Given the fact that the movie cost only $20 million to make (child stars work cheap) and that it got a B+ CinemaScore and a fantastic 89% audience rating on RT this is going to make its money back and then some. Will we have a new trend of children saying a fuck a lot in movies now?

Good Boys is only the third original film to open number one and has made Universal grab that spot three weekend in a row, with Hobbs & Shaw leading that last two weekends. it's strong box office puts Universal over the $1 billion mark at the domestic box office as well, which is a feat only Disney has pulled off yet this year. All in all, the little comedy done good.

The big action movie did too as Hobbs & Shaw only dropped 44% to $14.1 million, but the rest of the box office was disappointing. The next "new opening" was Angry Birds 2 with $16.2 million over six days, a woeful performance. It only gets worse from there with 47 Meters Down: Uncaged bringing in half its expected box with $9 million. Where'd You Go, Bernadette couldn't even muster a top ten opening or break $4 million. Once again, if you aren't making a sequel or a reboot it's just hard to make money it seems. 

1. Good Boys - $21,000,000
2. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw - $14,140,000
3. The Lion King - $11,900,000
4. The Angry Birds Movie 2 - $10,500,000
5. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - $10,050,000
6. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged - $9,000,000
7. Dora and the Lost City of Gold - $8,500,000
8. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - $7,600,000
9. Blinded by the Light - $4,450,000
10. The Art of Racing in the Rain - $4,403,000

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