Bad Guys, ‘Sonic 2’ easily beat ‘Fantastic Beasts’ – The Hollywood Reporter

More good news for the family ticket windowand DreamWorks Animation and Universal’s the wicked We easily won over the weekend an estimated $24 million, which is more than enough to take him down Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets.

the wicked, about a clever, devious group of devious animals, has already earned $63 million overseas for an early worldwide move of $87 million (opened in select markets before the local arc). Pic received a CinemaScore.

Homey PG . Edition Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – Now on the third weekend – so beat Dumbledore With an estimated $15.2 million from 3,809 locations with a domestic total of $145.8 million.

one two punch the wicked And Sonic 2 Giving models and executives at Hollywood studios hope that kids and parents can get back in earnest after staying out of most of the pandemic.

Fantastic Beasts 3 It fell sharply in its second weekend in more bad news for the future of the Wizarding World franchise. Warner Bros. The big budget event pic grossed $14 million domestically from 4,245 theaters, down 67 percent. It does somewhat better overseas, earning $213.2 million for a global total of $280.3 million.

the wicked It wasn’t the only new show this weekend as Hollywood studios began releasing a variety of films as the box office emerged from the pandemic.

New Focus and Regency features Northman Opening to $12 million, somewhat ahead of expectations. However, with a budget of at least $70 million before marketing, the film directed by Robert Eggers could be in a financially difficult position. Northman Awarded a B+ CinemaScore. The film’s global total is $23.5 million.

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Rounding out the top five is a high-concept Lionsgate movie The unbearable weight of talent – in which Nicolas Cage plays himself. The film, which earned a B+ CinemaScore, opened to $7.2 million from 3,036 cinemas. Huge talent Performance in line with modest expectations. Her impenetrability is a reminder that films about Hollywood can fail to travel out of town.

A 24specialty movie Everything everywhere at once She continued her stellar run, taking sixth place with $5.4 million from 2,137 local sites with $26.9 million.

More is coming.

April 24, 8:20 am Updated with revised numbers.

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