The DC League Of Super-Pets has surpassed the Box Office, yet its opening weekend numbers aren't great

The DC League Of Super-Pets has surpassed the Box Office, yet its opening weekend numbers aren't gre ...

Warner Bros. is very much hoping that the popular DC brand will put a lot of butts in a lot of seats in the final quarter of 2022, and David F. Sandberg's Shazam! Fury Of The Gods is on track to release in December.

Check out the whole Top 10 for this past weekend in the following chart, and join me again for analysis!

TITLEWEEKEND GROSSDOMESTIC GROSSLWTHTRS
1. DC League Of Super Pets$23,000,000 $23,000,000 4,314
2. Nope$18,550,000 $80,583,425 13,807
3. Thor: Love And Thunder$13,075,000 $301,522,269 23,650
4. Minions: The Rise Of Gru$10,880,000 $320,410,625 33,579
5. Top Gun: Maverick$8,200,300 $650,104,000 53,008
6. Where The Crawdads Sing$7,525,000 $53,526,201 43,526
7. Elvis$5,830,000 $129,000,707 62,901
8. The Black Phone$2,500,000 $83,119,245 81,638
9. Jurassic World: Dominion$2,080,000 $369,492,845 91,747
10. Vengeance$1,750,000 $1,750,000 998

The DC League Of Super-Pets Only Squeezes Into The Top 20 Opening Weekends Of 2022

There was evident hope that a star-studded voice cast featuring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, John Krasinski, and Keanu Reeves would receive a lot of attention with the release of DC League Of Super-Pets, but it failed to raise even half the opening weekend expense of Angus MacLane's Lightyear, which was soon dubbed a flop.

The Bad Guys, a big animal-themed animated feature of 2022, was barely ahead of DC's branding and the presence of notable characters, according to Dreamworks. The film has a $24 million budget as of April, and while it is based on a well-known book series, it isn't on the same level as the comic book giant.

According to Variety, DC League Of Super-Pets had a production budget of $90 million, so it still has a lot of work to cover before it may be declared a profitable and successful release. The good news for the production is that it is probably the last major family-centric film to launch between now and the fall when kids return to school, and it may continue to sell tickets to parents looking for activities during their summer vacation.

What's frustrating about depending on that audience is the fact that Kyle Balda's Minions: The Rise Of Gru is still alive and still proving to be very popular (it's now ranked as the fifth biggest cinematic release in 2022 globally, having made $710.4 million to date (via The Numbers).

The Secret Life Of Pets 2, directed by Chris Renaud, made a total of $46.7 million in its first three days, compared to the $40 million made by DC League Of Super-Pets this weekend.

The outcome of the film will be interesting to see how the movie will affect theatrically released animated films based on DC properties. The franchise has had enormous success for decades when it comes to direct-to-video content... but it was also only four years ago that Teen Titans Go! To The Movies reached a worldwide audience... although, at the same time, everything related to DC in the film realm is in flux, making no precise predictions about the future.

Nope Drops a Second Weekend Box Office, But Makes $80 Million Domestically

The critically acclaimed sci-fi/horror film was able to reach $28 million domestically in its sophomore Friday-to-Sunday release, though it dropped a modest 58%.

Nope is the sixteenth most successful domestic release of 2022, and it will surpass the totals earned by two of the other most important scary films of the year, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett's Scream ($81.6 million) and Scott Derrickson's The Black Phone ($83.1 million). It isn't a major box office success just yet, but it is sure to provide another breakthrough for Jordan Peele.

As Top Gun: Maverick Exceeds $650 Million in Domestic Revenue, Thor: Love And Thunder Exceeds $300 Million

Taika Waititi's Thor: Love And Thunder dropped to third place on the Top 10, but the $13.1 million it earned was enough to push it above $300 million domestically. It's only the sixth Marvel Cinematic Universe film (of the six released) to make that much money since the COVID-19 epidemic started.

Top Gun: Maverick, directed by Joseph Kosinski, has yet another breakthrough to show off, with $8.2 million spent in the last three days boosting the blockbuster's total earnings in the United States and Canada at over $650 million. It has yet to surpass ticket sales of every other film released in 2022 globally, having made $1.3 billion in profit.