Child-friendly DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Villains’ Tops Weekend Box Office – Up News Info

Universal Images’ The villains

Erik Gruenwedel

Home movies continue to resonate with consumers with Universal/DreamWorks Animation’s The villains topped the North American box office with estimated ticket sales of $24 million on over 4,000 screens ($87.1 million worldwide) through April 24.

The film follows a theatrical trend of 2022 that has seen family titles such as sonic the hedgehog 2which grossed an estimated $15.2 million from 3,800 screens to bring its worldwide tally to more than $145 million after three weeks of release, Disney/Pixar Animation’s turn red and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets – which saw an estimated $12 million across 4,000 screens.

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“The overwhelmingly positive critical and public reaction to The villains echoes our title’s outperformance at the domestic box office this weekend and rightly so, as this is a broad, action-packed and charming film with smart comedy for the whole family,” said said Jim Orr, president of national theatrical distribution at Universal Pictures. in a report.

Rounding out the Top 5 are Universal/Tune-Up Features’ The man from the northwhich recorded estimated ticket sales of $12 million at over 3,800 venues, and the quirky Lionsgate comedy The unbearable weight of massive talentheadlining Nicolas Cage with $7.1 million in projected revenue.

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