‘The Bad Guys’ Set to Lead in Quiet Weekend Ahead of ‘Doctor Strange 2’ In Box Office

What happens when the bad ones turn around and become good?


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The Bad Guys are the film for you if you’ve ever wondered what a classic heist film (think Ocean’s Eleven, Italian Job, etc.) might look like in animated and animal form.

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With the release of Marvel’s crimefighters still a week away, “The Bad Guys” should maintain its domestic box office dominance. As ttheatergoersrelax before “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” the second iinstallmentof the DreamWorks Animation heist flick is handily winning the weekend box office.

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As it turns out, “Memory,” the next grizzled actioner from grizzled practitioner Liam Neeson, saw a new wide release this weekend at the domestic box office. The film, which was produced by Briarcliff Entertainment and Open Road Films, didn’t create much of an impression in its first weekend, grossing $1.09 million.

“Memory” is set to debut in ninth place, with a $3.24 million budget and 2,555 locations. That’s roughly how much Neeson’s most recent film, “Blacklight,” made when it debuted in February with a $3.5 million opening weekend. Do such consistently low levels indicate exhaustion? Or, to put it another way, a consistent audience? In any case, “Memory” is likely to get more attention in the home entertainment sector.

“Memory” stars Liam Neeson as a hitman dealing with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, and is directed by action aficionado Martin Campbell. “It’s not tremendously convincing, but it’s at least going for something more serious than most,” Variety top film critic Peter Debruge stated in his review.

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Here is The Bad Guys trailer

The trailers give us a taste of the fast-paced antics we’ll see in the film, as well as an introduction to each of the animal characters. Peacock Kids has also posted several brief official clips from the film on its YouTube channel if that isn’t enough to pique your interest. There’s also a DreamWorks website with activities, games, and graphics connected to The Bad Guys to keep the kids occupied until the film’s formal cinema premiere.

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In its second weekend, Universal’s “The Bad Guys” is expected to gross $14.42 million from 4,042 sites, down 40% from its opening weekend of $24 million. That’s more than enough to take the weekend’s top slot, though it’s a faster drop than one might expect given the film’s positive critical and public reception and the lack of animated competition.

“The Bad Guys” is still on its way to being a huge box office hit. The family-friendly creature film has a $70 million production budget. Over the weekend, the film should gross more than $100 million worldwide.

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“The Bad Guys” follows a gang of animal outlaws as they try to change their ways and become something other than criminals. Sam Rockwell, Marc Maron, Anthony Ramos, Craig Robinson, and Awkwafina are among the film’s voice actors. Variety’s Guy Lodge called the picture a “delightfully chaotic, highly intricate tale that proceeds to sprint through assorted turns both foreseeable… and pleasingly left-field.”

“Sonic the Hedgehog 2,” from Paramount, is in second place among the remaining box office leftovers. In its fourth weekend, the SEGA sequel is expected to collect $9.7 million, maintaining a string of strong performances. “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” is expected to surpass $159 million domestically on Sunday, making it a resounding success for the picture.

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“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore,” on the other hand, continues to disappoint. The Warner Bros. film is expected to finish third, with $7.57 million in its third weekend, down 46 percent from the previous weekend. Through Sunday, the “Harry Potter” prequel will have earned more than $78 million in the United States, but it will not be able to equal its $200 million production budget.

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“The Northman,” from Focus Features, isn’t putting up the remarkable holds that would be required to match its enormous production budget. In its second outing, the viking epic is expected to gross $6 million, down 51% from its debut.

On the plus side, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” continues to draw audiences as it approaches its one-month box office mark. This weekend, the A24 release is expected to dip just 3%, bringing its domestic revenue to $35.23 million. According to the figures, the Michelle Yeoh multiverse film is the box office’s best word-of-mouth benefactor in a long time. The movie doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon.

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