The animated film about superman’s dog saving the day still has a long way to go to recoup its $90 million budget.
The DC League of Super-Pets earned $23 million in ticket sales over Jordan Peele’s Nope in the domestic weekend box office.
The DC League of Super-Pets movie, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Krypto, a dog that works with Ace, played by Kevin Hart, to rescue superheroes captured by Lex Luthor, took in an additional $18.4 million overseas and $41.4 million globally.
It will take a long time before the animated adventure recoups its $90 million investment and places behind animated titles like Lightyear’s $51 million and Minions: A Rise of Gru’s $107 million. However, it earned a similar amount to The Bad Guys’ $23.9 million, Sing 2’s $22.3 million, and Encanto’s $27 million.
As we noted in our review of DC League of Super-Pets, the film “may have thoughtful filmmaking on its side, but what it doesn’t have is a voice cast that can lend life and personality to its characters The superpowered pets end up with the short end of the stick;neither are their stories as rich as the movie hopes nor are they ever truly funny beyond a few fleeting comic references.. The superpowered pets end up with the short end of the stick; neither are their stories as rich as the movie hopes nor are they ever truly funny beyond a few fleeting comic references.”
The film’s second weekend in theaters saw a 58% decline from its $18.5 million opening weekend. The film has earned $80.5 million at the domestic box office and has yet to open internationally.
With $13.1 million, Thor: Love and Thunder placed third this weekend, helping the latest MCU film reach $300 million in North America and $662 million globally.
Minions: The Rise of Gru earned $10.8 million in fourth place. Over the past five weekends, Minions has earned $320 million domestically and $710 million internationally.
Top Gun: Maverick rounded out the top five with $8.2 million in its 10th weekend. A high-flying adventure continues to dominate the box office and has brought in over $650 million domestically and $1.3 billion globally.
In other box office news, Everything Everywhere All At Once has reached $100 million worldwide, marking the first time an A24 film has reached that milestone.
Super-Pets sweeps the domestic box office with millions.