The Bean Bag Boys are the kings of the box office. “Good Boys” earned $21 million during opening weekend.
“Good Boys” has toppled “Hobbs & Shaw” this weekend at the box office. Catching virtually everyone off guard, the Universal’s R-rated comedy starring three best friends exceeded everyone’s expectations by raking in $21 million on opening weekend.
This is a much-needed win for the genre, which has been struggling in the box office lately. The Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg-produced movie is the first R-rated funny film to claim the number one slot at the box office in three years (the last film to do that 2016’s “The Boss” starring Melissa McCarthy), as well as the biggest opening for an original comedy this year.
“Good Boys,” which cost $20 million to make, also debuted overseas with $2.1 million for a global take of $23.1 million. Coming in second is the “Fast and the Furious” spin-off “Hobbs & Shaw” earned $14.1 million during its third outing, boosting domestic ticket sales to $133 million. The Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham-led movie has grossed $437 million worldwide. Staying strong in the top five is Disney’s “The Lion King,” which placed third on box office charts with $11.9 million. Sony’s “The Angry Birds Movie 2,” came in fourth despite its six-day head start finished with $16.2 million.
Rounding out the top five is Lionsgate’s “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.” The thriller picked up $10 million in its sophomore frame for a domestic tally of $40 million.
In other movie news, both “Blinded by the Light” and “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” tanked, landing in 10th and 11th place respectively.