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Entertainment: 'DC League of Super-Pets' Edges 'Nope' With $22.5 Million Box Office Opening

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  How Nope director Jordan Peele changed the face of the horror genre The horror film genre, long a reliable money-maker at the box office, has always had something to say. But director Jordan Peele's films have further exposed audiences to horror as a vehicle for sharp, biting social commentary, according to filmmakers and scholars. Public perception of horror genre has changed © Jordan Strauss/Invision/The Associated Press Writer-director Jordan Peele arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Nope, Monday, July 18, 2022, at TCL Chinese Theatre. The filmmaker is one of the principle drivers of a Black horror renaissance, according to peers and scholars.

Warner Bros.' "DC League of Super-Pets" is opening beneath pre-weekend box office projections with $9.3 million grossed from 4,314 theaters on opening day, with projections now set for a $22.5 million opening weekend.

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Prior to release, the animated superhero film starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart had been projected for a $25-30 million opening, just below the $31 million earned by Warner Bros.' 2021 animated film "Space Jam: A New Legacy." Instead, "Super-Pets" is opening just below the $23.9 million opening recorded by Universal/DreamWorks' "The Bad Guys" earlier this year.

Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Still Seeing Around $45M Stateside Start – Saturday Box Office

  Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Still Seeing Around $45M Stateside Start – Saturday Box Office UPDATED, Saturday AM: Nope‘s box office figures haven’t changed that dramatically. In fact, Universal is calling the Jordan Peele movie slightly lower, with a Friday of $19.5M and $44.5M opening. The pic received a “B” CinemaScore and 79% Comscore/Screen Engine PostTrak exits, on par with Peele’s previous film, Us. I think many (involved with the pic and in the industry) were hoping for at least $50M. But this type of start isn’t to be complained about, specifically when it comes to an original movie.

"The Bad Guys" went on to gross $96.6 million domestically and $245 million worldwide against a $70 million budget. With an A- CinemaScore and Rotten Tomatoes scores of 71% critics and 88% audience, "DC League of Super-Pets" may have a chance to turn a profit against its $90 million budget. But it will need to leg out during the usually sluggish August period and get some strong numbers from overseas markets.

Video: DC League Of Super-Pets (Trailer 2) (The Independent)

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In second this weekend is Universal/Monkeypaw's "Nope," which as expected has taken a stiff drop of 57% in its second weekend to $19 million. With an $81 million estimated domestic total after 10 days, "Nope" is still just ahead of the $78 million grossed in the first two weekends of Jordan Peele's debut film "Get Out," but that will change as "Nope" isn't showing the same kind of legs.

Elsewhere in the Top 5, Marvel Studios' "Thor: Love and Thunder" and Paramount/Skydance's "Top Gun: Maverick" are about to hit more box office milestones. "Love and Thunder," with $13 million in its fourth weekend, will pass the $300 million domestic mark; while "Maverick," still in the Top 5 with $8.8 million in its tenth weekend, will reach $650 million domestic and have a strong chance at $700 million with an Imax re-release coming in two weeks.

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Nope, Jordan Peele's 3rd film promises to be the beautiful surprise of summer. Book your places in IMAX now to live a unique cinema experience, in the best possible conditions. Your Browser DOES Not support this video - Partner content - A desert valley of California becomes the scene of strange phenomena. After Get Out and US , Jordan Peele is back with Nope , an essential film, to be seen absolutely in Imax… here is why.

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