Box Office Round-Up ~ 8/1/22

Box Office Round-Up ~ 8/1/22

The Super Dog had his day this weekend, as DC League of Super Pets took the top spot at the box office, with a debut gross of $23 million. While the Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart-led animated superhero comedy didn’t quite reach its predicted numbers, it’s still a solid opening… a little lower than Minions: The Rise of Gru but on a par with The Bad Guys as 2022 animated features go. Jordan Peele’s UFO thriller Nope moved down to second place in its sophomore weekend with a total of $18.5 million. It’s a noticeable drop from its debut numbers, but will very likely pass $100 million domestic within the next couple weeks. In third place, Thor: Love and Thunder cleared $300 million domestic with a weekend gross of $13 million. It will very likely surpass Thor: Ragnarok domestically, which took in $315 million back in 2017. Rounding out the top five were the still-strong Minions: Rise of Gru with $10.8 million in fourth place, and of course Top Gun: Maverick in fifth with $8.2 million. Expect Maverick to soar into seventh place on the all-time domestic box office chart by next weekend. It just needs another $9 million to pass the original Jurassic Park and Titanic.

1. DC League of Super Pets ($23 MM)
Director: Jared Stern (WME), Sam Levine (Industry)
Writers: Jared Stern (WME), John Whittington (Verve)
Cast: Dwayne Johnson (WME)       
         Kevin Hart (UTA)        
         Kate McKinnon (UTA)

2. Nope ($18.5 MM)
Director: Jordan Peele (CAA)
Writers: Jordan Peele (CAA)
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya (Management 360)       
         Keke Palmer (3 Arts)        
         Steven Yeun (CAA)

3. Thor: Love and Thunder ($13 MM)
Director: Taika Waititi (CAA)
Writers: Taika Waititi (CAA), Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (CAA)
Cast: Chris Hemsworth (CAA)        
         Natalie Portman (CAA)        
         Christian Bale (WME)

4. Minions: The Rise of Gru ($10.8 MM)
Director: Kyle Balda (UTA), Brad Ableson (CAA), Jonathan del Val
Writers: Matthew Fogel (UTA), Brian Lynch (WME)
Cast: Steve Carell (WME)        
          Pierre Coffin        
          Alan Arkin (ICM)

5. Top Gun: Maverick ($8.2 MM)
Director: Joseph Kosinski (CAA)
Writers: Peter Craig (CAA), Justin Marks (CAA), Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer (Range Media Partners), Christopher McQuarrie (CAA)
Cast: Tom Cruise (CAA)        
          Miles Teller (CAA)        
          Jennifer Connelly (CAA)

Source: Box Office Mojo, The Numbers