Box office: ‘The Bad Guys’ prepares to reappear in a quiet weekend ahead of ‘Doctor Strange 2’ 2022-04-30 10:52:00


With Marvel’s Crime Warriors still a week away, “the wicked“She should continue her reign as the domestic box office leader. The second flight of DreamWorks Animation’s heist easily tops the charts for the weekend, as the stage calms down before the start of the “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” summer season.

As it turns out, the domestic box office saw a new wide release this weekend with “Memory,” the latest action-actor from grizzly performer Liam Neeson. Briarcliff Entertainment and Open Road Films didn’t make a big impression at their opening, taking in $1.09 million on Friday.

Memory is expected to open in eighth place, with $3.24 million open from 2,555 locations. That’s more or less what Neeson’s last outing, “Blacklight” achieved when it opened at $3.5 million in February. Do these uniformly low numbers represent fatigue? Or, more generously, consistency in the audience? Either way, Memory is likely to find more eyeballs in the home entertainment market.

Neeson plays a hitman with the onset of Alzheimer’s in “Memory,” while action fan Martin Campbell directs him. In his review, diverse Chief Film Critic Peter Debruge movie books “Not terribly persuasive, but at least he’s trying something more serious than most.”

Universal’s “The Bad Guys” is expected to raise $14.42 million from 4,042 locations in its second weekend, a 40% drop from its initial $24 million drop. That’s more than enough to claim the top spot on the weekend, although it’s a steeper drop than one would hope to consider a solid reception – from critics and fans – and a dearth of moving competition.

“The Bad Guys” is still on its way to a huge financial success. The family-friendly creature feature has a production budget of $70 million. Globally, the film should reach $100 million over the weekend.

The Bad Guys follows a crew of outlaws as they try to reform themselves into the opposite of their criminal nature. The film’s voice cast includes Sam Rockwell, Marc Maron, Anthony Ramos, Craig Robinson and Awkwafina. The film also achieved a flurry of positive reviews, with diverseGuy’s Lodge He described it as “a happily chaotic, highly engaging novel that moves into the race through varied, predictable twists…and delightfully left field.”

Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2 tops the rest of the leftovers at the box office, taking second place. The SEGA sequel is expected to earn $9.7 million in its fourth weekend, continuing its impressive streak of bookings. “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” should push its domestic gross over $159 million as of Sunday — a huge hit for the movie.

while, “Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s SecretsStill disappointing. The Warner Bros. release should take third place, dropping 46% to earn $7.57 million in its third weekend. The Harry Potter prequel will push its grosses beyond $78 million as of Sunday and has no Hope to match its $200 million production price in North America.

Focus featuresNorthman“Don’t make the miracle bookings you’ll need to fit into a huge production budget either. The Vikings saga is expected to earn $6 million in its second year outing, down 51% since it opened.

On the successful side of things,”Everything everywhere at onceContinues to attract theater-goers as it approaches one month at the box office. A24 release is expected to drop 3% this weekend, expanding the gross domestic product to $35.23 million. In numbers, Michelle Yeoh’s multiverse is the strongest beneficiary of Box office in a while.The film shows no signs of going anywhere anytime soon.