Animated ‘DC League of Super-Pets’ Takes Top Spot at Box Office


Another comic book/ superhero movie has debut at the top of the box office, but this one is both animated and have gone to the dogs. DC League of Super-Pets opened in first place with $23 million in a somewhat down movie going weekend.


The film, which features the voice talent of Dwayne JohnsonKevin HartJohn Krasinski, and Keanu Reeves, did a comparable opening to another popular animated feature, The Bad Guys, which pulled in $23.95 million. 


DC League of Super-Pets Trailer #2 (2022) | Movieclips Trailers


The DC League of Super-Pets got an assist from Nope dropping 57% so it could take the top spot this weekend, but its $23 million start is going to need some serious legs to break new ticket ground for animation. RT reports that The Emoji Movie opened in this same slot five years ago to $24.5 million. The Emoji Movie! Even that film, with a solid 3.5 multiple over its start, could not get much further than $86 million. Plus, that film was only budgeted at $50 million, while the Super-Pets is listed at $90 million. That is how much Disney’s Planes made back in 2013, opening in the second week of August, and it still holds the title of the highest-grossing animated film between openers at the end of July to the second week of September.


Write that down, studios. Especially Warner Bros., who has watched countless disappointments like Teen Titans Go To The MoviesThe Ant Bully, and The Iron Giant flail in this section of the year. League of Super-Pets is going to outgross all of those by next weekend, but right now, the family market is all about Minions, hedgehogs, and singing animals.



Christina Wiggins

Nerd culture is my life, and when I'm not writing, I speak in pictures. Check out my insta here!