China News Agency, Los Angeles, April 24 (Reporter Zhang Shuo) This past weekend, "Bad Guys" replaced "Fantastic Beasts" as the new champion at the North American box office.
The North American box office statistics website boxofficemojo.com released the latest movie market data on April 24, and 23 films in North America’s weekend box office (April 22 to 24) reported about $92.66 million.
Led by "The Bad Guys," new films such as "The Northman" and "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" joined forces to make the latest North American weekend top 10.
DreamWorks' latest animated film "Bad Guys" is adapted from the best-selling comic of the same name. It tells the story of the bad guy alliance composed of Big Bad Wolf, Greedy Snake, Belly Shark, Piranha, and Hacker Spider, who are trying to transform themselves into model citizens. story.
The behind-the-scenes lineup of the film is impressive. Director Pierre Perifel is the animator of the famous cartoon "Kung Fu Panda" series. He won the 77th American Gold Award for "The Farewell". The Asian-American actor Awkwafina, who won the Ball Award for Best Actress in a Musical Comedy Movie, voiced the film.
Since its debut in North America on April 22, "Bad Guys" has grossed about $24 million at the box office during its opening weekend. Major film review sites rated it as 64 on MTC and 85 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Some viewers said that the film is one of the few "family fun" movies that parents can bring their children to watch together recently, and it feels relaxed and happy.
"Sonic the Hedgehog 2," which also took the lighthearted route, followed closely at second place in the North American weekend box office chart with about $15.23 million.
At present, this fantasy animated comedy adapted from the popular game has earned nearly 150 million US dollars in North America and nearly 290 million US dollars at the global box office.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, the third installment in the "Fantastic Beasts" franchise, has topped the weekend box office under the impact of "Bad Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore."
Although the number of theaters showed a slight increase in the number of theaters, this fantasy adventure film, which failed in word of mouth, fell by 66.8% month-on-month in the second weekend of its release, retreating to the third place in this round with about US$14.01 million.
At present, the North American box office of the film is about 67.13 million US dollars, and the global box office is about 280 million US dollars.
Two other new films, which debuted on April 22, the action-adventure fantasy "Nordic Man" and the action-comedy "Genius Can't Take It", made it to this issue's chart with opening weekends of $12 million and $7.18 million, respectively. 4th and 5th.
The Nordic, which tells the revenge story of a Nordic prince in the 10th century, currently has an MTC score of 83 and a freshness of 89% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Some critics complained that the plot and characters of the film were simplified, but some viewers said that it presented the myth at the end of the world and was full of epic feeling.
"The Unbearable Weight of Genius" starred by Nicolas Cage, the best actor at the 68th Academy Awards, currently has an MTC score of 68 and a freshness rating of 89% on Rotten Tomatoes. Many audiences praised the film's story creativity and acting skills.
The kung fu fantasy film "Everything Everywhere All at Once," starring Chinese-American film star Michelle Yeoh, dropped to No. 6 this time, from No. 4 on the previous list, with a weekend box office of about $5.43 million.
The film currently grosses about $28.29 million worldwide.
In addition, action-adventure comedy "The Lost City", drama "Father Stu", action sci-fi thriller "Dr. Night: Morbius" and thriller drama "Father Stu" "Ambulance" and others share the other seats in the top ten at the box office this weekend.
In the new week, action thriller "Memory" and more will hit theaters on April 29.