The animated film DC League Of Super-Pets took the top spot at the box office over the weekend with $23 million in domestic earnings.
The motion picture, which is about Superman’s dog Krypto the Super-Dog, played at 4,314 locations, the AP reported, citing studio estimates.
Industry experts predicted that the film, which features the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski and Keanu Reeves, would open to around $25 million.
The latest: The animated film DC League Of Super-Pets, featuring the voices of Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson, took the top spot at the box office over the weekend with $23 million in domestic earnings
Other high-profile animated films released this summer included June’s Lightyear, which opened to $50.6 million; and Minions: The Rise of Gru, which opened to $107 million.
‘This opening is a huge win for DC fans, the box office, WB and our filmmakers,’ Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution Jeff Goldstein said, according to the AP. ‘The interest is red hot. Young family movies play for a long time. Given our CinemaScore of A- and word of mouth, we’re going to be around for a while.’
The movie was initially scheduled to be released this past May — with Johnson’s Black Adam initially set to arrive in theaters this weekend — but postproduction issues on Black Adam bumped it to an October release.
DC League Of Super-Pets also took in $18.4 million internationally, bumping its global gross to up to $41.4 million.
Wide release: The motion picture, which is about Superman’s dog Krypto the Super-Dog, played at 4,314 locations
Delayed: The movie was initially scheduled to be released this past May — with Johnson’s Black Adam initially set to arrive in theaters — but postproduction issues on the film bumped it to an October release
Coming in second place was the Jordan Peele film Nope, which made $18.6 million, bumping its total domestic intake to $80.6 million. The film is slated to open internationally next month.
Thor: Love and Thunder landed in third place in its fourth week of release, as it made $13.1 million over the weekend, raising its domestic intake to $301.5 million, and $662 million globally.
In fourth place, Minions: The Rise of Gru made $10.9 million, as it has taken in $710.4 million internationally in its five weeks of release.
Top Gun: Maverick, which is in its 10th weekend of release, finished in the top five with $8.2 million, and it has brought in $650.1 million in domestic totals overall.
Rounding out the top 10 films for the three-day period included Where the Crawdads Sing, with $7.5 million; Elvis, with $5.8 million; The Black Phone, making $2.5 million; Jurassic World: Dominion, which earned $2.1 million; and Vengeance, which made $1.8 million.
Looking forward, the Brad Pitt–headlined thriller Bullet Train is slated to open in theaters on Thursday.
Stars: The animated film also features the characters Merton (voiced by Natasha Lyonne), Krypto (Johnson), Chip (Diego Luna), Ace (Hart) and PB (Vanessa Bayer)
Real-life figures: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart were snapped at the film’s Los Angeles premiere earlier this month