DC League of Super-Pets Takes Top Spot at Box Office as Nope Sees Big Drop in Second Weekend

Animation reigns supreme this weekend with the new film DC League of Super-Pets landing at the top of the box office. With its debut weekend, the animated feature has scored $23 million, putting it into the top spot at domestic theaters. It pulled in another $18.4 million overseas to garner a total haul of $41.4 million. Projections had called for DC League of Super-Pets to earn $25-30 million domestically, putting the release slightly below expectations.

Jared Stern directed DC League of Super-Pets using a screenplay co-written with John Whittington. The film follows the pets of famous DC superheroes, such as Superman and Batman, as they work together to rescue the human crime-fighters who’ve been abducted by Lex Luthor. An A-list voice cast is featured as the film stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski, Vanessa Bayer, Diego Luna, Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Middleditch, Olivia Wilde, Marc Maron, Keith David, Lena Headey, and Keanu Reeves, among others.

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With this move, Nope gets dethroned from the top spot that it held from its own debut last weekend. Directed by Jordan Peele, the sci-fi horror film has domestically pulled in $18.5 million, putting its haul in the United States and Canada up to $80.5 million. This is a drop of about 58% from the film’s premiere weekend when Nope debuted at $44.3 million. With its opening weekend, the movie did score the highest-earning debut for an original movie since Peele’s Us was released in 2019.

The comic book movie Thor: Love and Thunder falls into No. 3 with its fourth weekend in theaters. It has garnered another $13 million to toss on the pile, having grossed over $301 million domestically. Worldwide, it’s at more than $662 million.

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The animated sequel Minions: The Rise of Gru will fall into No. 4 with $10.8 million earned domestically; it’s now past $320.4 million with that total bumped up to $710.3 million when factoring in worldwide ticket sales. Rounding out the top five will be the hit sequel Top Gun: Maverick which continues to fly high, still scoring big bucks after ten weekends in theaters. It is one of the highest-grossing movies of all time.

You can check out the full top ten list for the domestic box office weekend below and you can see more detailed information at The Numbers.

DC League of Super-Pets – $23 million Nope – $18.5 million Thor: Love and Thunder – $13 million Minions: The Rise of Gru – $10.8 million Top Gun: Maverick – $8.2 million Where the Crawdads Sing – $7.5 million Elvis – $5.3 million The Black Phone – $2.5 million Jurassic World Dominion – $2 million Vengeance – $1.7 million