Monday Morning Box Office Report: Good Boys Grabs Biggest Original Comedy Opening of the Year


Moviegoers turned out in droves for the R-rated comedy Good Boys over the weekend, pushing it to an impressive $21 million debut. That is the biggest original comedy opening of the year so far (Tyler Perry’s Madea Family Funeral earned $27 million but is part of a long-running series) and it far outperformed other summer comedies like Long Shot, Booksmart, The Hustle and Stuber. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw fell to second place with $14.1 million while The Lion King remained in third. The Angry Birds Movie 2 opened in fourth with $10.5 million ($16.2 million over six days), which is quite a bit less than the previous film made back in 2016 ($38 million). Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark rounded out the top 5. Elsewhere, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged opened pretty much on par with its predecessor while Blinded by the Light opened at #9 with $4.5 million. Sadly, Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette failed to crack the top 10, earning just $3.4 million from over 2400 theatres.

1. Good Boys — $21M
2. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw — $14.1M
3. The Lion King — $11.9M
4. The Angry Birds Movie 2 — $10.5M
5. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark — $10.1M
6. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged — $9M
7. Dora and the Lost City of Gold — $8.5M
8. Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood — $7.6M
9. Blinded by the Light — $4.5M
10. The Art of Racing in the Rain — $4.4M

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  • Jake

    I didn’t see any marketing for Bernadette, apart from a poster in a movie theatre months ago. Seems odd that a Richard Linklater film starring Cate Blanchet gets that kind of treatment. I know it was released by Annapurna, and last I heard they were facing significant financial problems so maybe that is why it was dumped.