The Bad Guys weekend, the animated film The Bad Guys beat Fantastic Beasts 3: Dumbledore's Secrets at the US box office with a projected $25 million gross. The Bad Guys tells the story of a gang of successful animals in crime who are about to face their greatest challenge: becoming model citizens.
The Bad Guys there were never five friends as infamous as The Bad Guys. The precise pickpocket Mr. Wolf, the thief who has seen it all Mr. Snake, the calm master of disguise Mr. Shark, the muscular Mr. Piranha and the expert hacker Ms. Tarantula. But when, after years of numerous heists and being the world's most wanted villains, the gang is finally captured, Mr. Lobo breaks a deal (that he had no intention of keeping) to save them all from prison: The Guys. Bad will be good.
According to the Metacritic.com portal, the portal received an average rating of 7.2 average points from viewers. While a positive approval of 64% was achieved by specialized critics.
Fantastic Animals 3 was not the expected success, neither at the box office nor in public reception, which casts doubt on the possibility of Fantastic Animals 4 and 5.
Just in case there was any doubt, Universal's animation The Bad Boys tested families are still looking forward to the theater-going experience. The film made $24 million from 4,009 theaters in its opening weekend, enough to take the top spot at the domestic box office, according to Deadline.
Sam Rockwell as Mr. Wolf
Marc Maron as Mr. Snake
Anthony Ramos as Mr. Piranha
Craig Robinson as Mr. Shark
Awkwafina as Ms. Tarantula
Richard Ayoade as Prof. Rupert Marmalade IV
Barbara Goodson as Old Lady
Zazie Beetz as Diane Foxington / “The Crimson Paw”
Lilly Singh as Tiffany Fluffit
Alex Borstein as Misty Luggins
Last week's champion, Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore's Secrets, dropped a whopping -67% in its second weekend and earned just $15.2 million to take its domestic total to $145.8 million. The massive decline wasn't enough to dethrone Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II in that particular category.
The bad guys, that's the name of this new animated film from Dreamworks. Although its name does not sound very attractive for a children's story, this story starring the "bad guys" can be an excellent trigger to work with our children on some very interesting topics. We are caught by his gaze on second chances and the classic binomial of good and evil.
In a world where the crack deepens and we tend to point out people as good and bad, the approach of the story invites us to transform our gaze. Separate people from their behaviors. There are no good or bad, but people who sometimes act badly, and other times well.
As parents, we often inadvertently label our children for their behavior, and consequently, they do the same with their friends and colleagues.
How important to keep it in mind when educating and acting. “He told a lie”, instead of “he is a liar”. Or "I felt bad about what you did," instead of "You're a bad friend." And so many examples of our daily life.
This principle of Positive Discipline is very present throughout the script. Several of the protagonists learn from their mistakes, and most importantly, seek to repair them.
People change, and despite the complexity of their past, they can reinvent themselves, proving that personal improvement is always possible. The story of the mayor is moving and how she was resilient, she knew how to see an opportunity in the things that happened to her in her life.
The value of friendship is also present, and we all regret when the big bad wolf abandons his friends and we celebrate the reunion with them.
In good times and bad, never forget about friends. Know how to apologize, not prejudge and respect the ideas of others, listening to each other. Several dialogues between the characters reflect and teach much about this precious bond between friends.
At one point the villains say "we've never been given a chance to be anything more than thieves." Hopefully we build bridges between all of us to open new paths for all the people around us.
The trailer for the film tries to catch us with the phrase “being bad has never been so much fun”. Many times, as parents, we lose focus on this, and we believe that our children "behave badly" to make our lives impossible, or just because. However, if we delve into the reasons for their behavior, we will surely find a different motivation.
The Bad Guys is showing exclusively in cinemas from Friday, April 22nd 2022. The brain of children and adolescents is developing, and many times they simply choose the wrong path to meet their wants and needs. As they grow cognitively and emotionally, as leading adults, we have a leading role to show them how much fun and good times they can have by making good decisions, accompanying them to exercise true freedom that allows them to unfold all their potential and achieve the best version of themselves.
Let's give this story a chance, which despite its "bad guys" or rather thanks to them, has a lot to teach us. The bad guys (The Bad Guys) is available in theaters.
That pic fell -72% in its second weekend but that was mostly due to its first weekend of $ 168.5 million better than expected, then a record; and still brought in an impressive $47 million on the way to $381 million. In any case, it might be time for Warner Bros. to reassess the Won franchise as audiences just aren't enjoying the final product.
Don't cry too much for JK Rowling, as Secrets of Dumbledore is still sitting at $280 million worldwide, per Box Office Mojo.
Unfortunately, The Bad Guys is not available for viewers to watch on the streaming service Netflix. Sonic 2 earned another $15.2 million in week 3 and brought its domestic total to $145.8 million. Jim Carrey's family adventure should finish as the highest-grossing video game movie domestically in the coming week, not adjusting for inflation.
Focus Features The Northerner enjoyed a strong $12 million opening from 3,234 screens, which is a good start to the $70 million production. While Nicolas Cage's comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent handled $7.1 million from 3,036 theaters. Hopefully, word of mouth keeps both films afloat through the upcoming summer photo slate, as each features the kind of counterprogramming needed for audiences that have grown weary of superhero fare.
Ditto A24's hit Everything Everywhere At Once, which has used strong critical reviews and viewership scores to hit a stellar $26.9 million after five weeks of release.
The results at the United States box office during this last weekend had as the main winner an animated film suitable for the whole family: The Bad Guys, which surpassed what was collected by Fantastic Animals 3 during its second week of domestic release, without However, beyond this surprise, how did the other independent films fare? Are the rooms intended only for franchises? We tell you all the details.
The Bad Guys is an animated film from Universal that follows a group of anthropomorphic animals pulling off one last heist, which grossed $24 million domestically, beating analysts' expectations for the film's release. which they calculated would range between 15-20 million.
Internationally, the film suitable for the whole family added a box office of 63 million dollars, which leaves us with a total collection of 87 million, a pretty good launch for a film that had a budget of 70 million, as pointed out Variety.
The animated film was the only one to surpass at a domestic level what was achieved by feature films from franchises such as Sonic 2 and Fantastic Beasts 3. The first grossed 15 million dollars in its third week in theaters, which allows it to sink a total box office of 287 million, a figure that approximates the 319 million that it needs to be considered a successful premiere in cinematographic complexes, since it cost around 110 million.
On the other hand, Fantastic Animals 3 added 14 million dollars domestically in its second week in theaters, worldwide it has barely raised 280 million dollars and media such as Deadline argue that it could reach a maximum of 400 million dollars, which would symbolize a minimum income compared to the budget spent to make the film, which was 200 million dollars -this without counting marketing expenses.
Along with The Bad Guys, two films that could be considered independent within the Hollywood system arrived in theaters in the United States: The Northman and The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.
On the one hand, Robert Eggers' Viking epic barely grossed $12 million, a lousy start if we take into account that the film cost $70 million -without taking into account what was spent on marketing-, which is aggravated by mentioning which at the international level has barely added 11.5 million, which leaves us with a total of 23.5 million.
Faced with this situation, Variety argues that The Northman would have to approach 140 million dollars in order not to represent losses to its Focus Features studio, and although it does not provide details regarding the expense made in marketing for the film, the same medium clarifies that if we take into account the investment in publicity, the film would have to raise 200 million dollars.
Given this, Variety and IndieWire agree that they see it very unlikely that The Northman will reach these figures, since the experts of both media calculate that the feature film in question would barely raise a total of between 60 and 70 million dollars.
Despite the above, if this last forecast figure is fulfilled, The Northman would be the highest-grossing film in Robert Eggers' filmography, since The Witch accumulated 40 million dollars worldwide -with a budget of 4 million-, and The Lighthouse It earned $18 million worldwide – on a budget of $11.