“The Bad Guys” leads quiet weekend with $16m

Last weekend’s champion The Bad Guys topped the box office again. 

In its sophomore outing, the Universal Pictures animated heist comedy earned $16.1 million from 4,042 locations, bringing its domestic tally to $44.4 million, according to Variety.

The second outing of the DreamWorks Animation heist film is easily leading the weekend’s charts, as theatergoing calms before Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness kicks off the summer season.

The family-friendly creature feature carries a production budget of $70 million.

Variety predicted that globally, the film should push to $100 million over the weekend.

The Bad Guys follows a crew of animal outlaws as they attempt to reform themselves to become the opposite of their criminal nature. The film’s voice cast includes Sam Rockwell, Marc Maron, Anthony Ramos, Craig Robinson and Awkwafina. The film has scored a flurry of positive reviews as well, with the outlet’s Guy Lodge calling it a “happily chaotic, highly involved narrative that proceeds to race through assorted twists both predictable… and pleasingly left-field.”

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