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The surprisingly successful R-rated kid comedy Good Boys pushed Hobbs & Shaw out of the top box office spot.
Universal’s Good Boys surged far past expectations of earning up to $15 million by topping $20 million for its debut weekend, according to Variety. The raunchy kid comedy was the breakout leader for the weekend’s debuting films and is a surprise hit for the studio.
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Good Boys, from Seth Rogen, whose Superbad was also a raunchy coming-of-age hit, now ranks as Universal’s first number one R-rated comedy since 2016’s The Boss. And Boys may just rank as the biggest comedy of the year if its numbers hold over the next few weeks.
Except for fourth place, most of the top five are holdover films from previous weeks. Number two, for instance, is Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. The Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham spinoff took in over $13 million for its third weekend at theaters and cruised past the $300 million mark with its domestic and overseas take combined.
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The film has now earned back its high production cost of $200 million and has shown that a spinoff of the Fast & Furious series can succeed, at least if it stars Johnson and Statham.
Maintaining its top five ranking is Disney’s The Lion...
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