DC League of Super-Pets #1 | Film rankings in theaters
The DC League of Super-Pets got an assist from Nope dropping 57% so it could take the top spot this weekend, but its $23 million start is going to need some serious legs to break new ticket ground for animation.
The first place domestic finish came in behind projections for the title, which counted on major stars like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart among its voice cast. Super-Pets opened below the $23.9 million debut from Universal’s The Bad Guys, a film that has grossed a total of $97 million since opening in April.
NOPE SLIDES BUT NOT OUT
Jordan Peele’s Nope indeed fell back to second place this weekend with $18.6 million. It is now the 23rd film to open over $44 million and fall back below $20 million. According to Rotten Tomatoes, Peele’s film is at $80.6 million.Nope should at least touch down somewhere around $125-130 million. That’s not Get Out or Us money, and the budget on Nope is more than 2.5 times those films’ combined cost, but three original horror films out of the gate grossing over $475 million domestic between them? You have to tip your hat. And if Nope stays above $10 million next week, the total should be even higher.
THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER HIT MILESTONE
Thor: Love and Thunder hit its expected milestone this weekend, becoming the 48th film to gross $300 million in its first 24 days. Minions: The Rise of Gru came up less than $2 million of hitting that same milestone last week but made $10.9 million in its fifth weekend, driving its total to over $320 million. If Minions continues to stay that course, it could surpass that film’s total of $368.3 million and become Illumination’s highest-grossing domestic film to date.The last two spots on this week’s chart are split by Universal’s Jurassic World: Dominion, with a $2 million ninth-place finish in its eighth frame, and Focus Features’ (Universal’s specialty arm) Vengeance, which enjoyed a $1.75 million bow from 998 theaters. Dominion has grossed a total of $369.4 million in North America.
CHLOE ZHAO ELEVATING THE STYLE AND TONE WITH DYNAMIC FILMS
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Chloé Zhao, born Zhao Ting, is a Chinese filmmaker, known primarily for her work on independent films. She is a record-setting Academy Award winner. Zhao's debut feature film, Songs My Brothers Taught Me, premiered at Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim and earned a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.