With no big new releases hitting theaters, it was up to Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero to save the day and the animated Crunchyroll production came in at the lower end of expectations with $20.1 million, according to Deadline. That was enough to top the domestic box office charts.
Meanwhile, Universal’s Beast, starring Idris Elba, collected $11.57 million from 3,743 theaters, while last week’s champ, Bullet Train, hauled in another $8 million to bring its domestic total to $68.9M after three weeks in release.
Still, the big news (again) was Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick soaring past Avengers: Infinity War on the all-time domestic box office list. The legacy sequel has now accrued $683 million in the U.S. and sits roughly $20 million behind Black Panther ($700 million) for No. 5 on the Top 10 list. The action pic also surpassed Avengers: Age of Ultron to reach No. 12 on the all-time worldwide box office chart but is about $47 million behind Frozen II ($1.450 billion). To date, Maverick has accrued a massive $1.403 billion worldwide.
Also, Minions: The Rise of Gru opened in China and grossed $3.2 million on its opening day, which marks the biggest single-day debut for a Hollywood animated film during the pandemic. All told, Minions has taken in $807.7 million worldwide.
Top 10 Domestic Box Office Results
1.) Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero (Cru) 3,018 theaters, Fri $10.88M, Sat $5.8M, Sun $3.45M, 3-day $20.1M/Wk 1
2.) Beast (Uni) 3,743 theaters, Fri $4.3M, Sat $4.27M, Sun $2.99M, 3-day $11.57M/Wk 1
3.) Bullet Train (Sony) 3,781 (-576) theaters, Fri $2.2M (-42%), Sat $3.3M, Sun $2.4M 3-day $8M (-40%)/Total $68.9M/Wk 3
4.) Top Gun: Maverick (Par) 2,969 (-212) theaters, Fri $1.56M (-21%), Sat $2.52M, Sun $1.77M, 3-day $5.85M (-17%), Total $683.3M/Wk 13
5.) DC League of Super-Pets (WB) 3,537 (-266) theaters, Fri $1.4M (-29%), Sat $2.5M, Sun $1.87M, 3-day $5.77M (-18%)/Total $67.4M Wk 4
6.) Thor: Love and Thunder (Disney) 2,755 (-420) theaters, Fri. $1.07M (-24%), Sat $1.78M, Sun $1.17M, 3-day $4M (-25%)/Total $332.1M/Wk 7
7. ) Nope (Uni) 2,381 (-379) theaters, Fri $1.05M (-33%), Sat $1.47M, Sun $1.03M, 3-day $3.55M (-34%)/Total $113.76M/Wk 5
8.) Minions: Rise of Gru (Uni) 2,654 theaters (-414), Fri $940K (-34%), Sat $1.59M, Sun $990K, 3-day $3.52M (-30%), Total: $350M/Wk 8
9.) Where the Crawdads Sings (Sony) 2,608 theaters (-308), Fri $900K (-25%), Sat $1.3M, Sun $930K 3-day $3.15M (-21%)/Total $77.7M/Wk 6
10.) Bodies Bodies Bodies (A24) 2,541 (+1,251) theaters, Fri $764K, Sat $915K, Sun $732K, 3-day $2.4M (-23%), Total $7.4M/Wk 3