DC League of Super-Pets Soars to a $23 Million Domestic Weekend Box Office Victory Over Nope

DC League of Super-Pets has soared to a domestic weekend box office victory over Jordan Peele’s Nope by earning $23 million in ticket sales.

As reported by Variety, DC League of Super-Pets, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Superman’s dog Krypto who works with Kevin Hart’s Ace and other pets to rescue superheroes that were captured by Lex Luthor, brought in another $18.4 million internationally on its way to a global tally of $41.4 million.

The animated adventure still has a ways to go to recoup its $90 million price tag and places in line behind the openings of other animated titles like Lightyear’s $51 million and Minions: The Rise of Gru’s $107 million. It did, however, perform on a similar level to The Bad Guys’ $23.9 million, Sing 2’s $22.3 million, and Encanto’s $27 million.

In our DC League of Super-Pets review, we said that it “may have thoughtful filmmaking on its side, but what it doesn’t have is a voice cast that can lend life and personality to its characters. The superpowered pets end up with the short end of the stick; neither are their stories as rich as the movie hopes, nor are they ever truly funny beyond a few fleeting comic references.”

Nope, in its second weekend in theaters, saw a 58% decline from its opening weekend by bringing in $18.5 million. Nope has earned $80.5 million at the domestic box office and has yet to open internationally.

Thor: Love and Thunder placed third with $13.1 million in its fourth weekend and helped push the latest MCU film to $300 million in North America and $662 million globally.

Minions: The Rise of Gru took fourth place by racking up $10.8 million. In its fifth weekend, the latest Minions movie has earned $320 million domestically and $710 million worldwide.

Rounding out the top five was Top Gun: Maverick with $8.2 million in its 10th weekend in theaters. The high-flying adventure continues to dominate the box office and has brought in over $650 million domestically and $1.3 billion globally.

Elsewhere in box office news, Everything Everywhere All At Once has officially crossed $100 million worldwide and marks the first time an A24 film has reached that milestone.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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