‘The Bad Guys,’ ‘Sonic 2’ Look to Repeat North American Box Office Supremacy

‘The Bad Guys,’ ‘Sonic 2’ Look to Repeat North American Box Office Supremacy

Ahead of the summer box office debut in May, two family-themed movies look to retain the top spots at the North American box office through May 1.

Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Animation’s The Bad Guys and Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog 2 look set to top ticket sales with a projected $14.2 million and $11 million in respective revenue. Both movies look to up their combined box office tallies to $200 million in ticket sales through the weekend

Rounding out the podium looks to be Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore with $8.5 million in ticket sales, potentially upping its North American haul to $80 million.

Weekend newcomer is Briarcliff Entertainment/Open Road Films’ Memory, featuring Liam Neeson again reprising the antihero role that continues to resonate with moviegoers. The movie is projected to generate $3.5 million in ticket sales — well behind theatrical repeats The Northman (Focus Features) at $6 million, A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once with $3.9 million, and Lionsgate’s The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent with $3.7 million.

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