'Good Boys' tops the North American box office with $21M

Lawrence Kim
August 19, 2019

"Good Boys" surpassed expectations to debut with $21 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Produced by comedy kings Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg, the movie stars 12-year-olds despite its mature rating.

Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams and Brady Noon play the leads. The Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham spinoff is also set to cross $300 million internationally for a $400 million global total. It has been a while since a movie belonging to the original comedy realm scored so big in the box office.

The film had a $20 million dollar budget thus we expect it to make much profit in the oncoming weeks if it continues to acquire these kinds of numbers.

As for the weekend's other openers, the box office is looking far more grim. It slid to second with $14.1 million in its third weekend. Friday night's premiere brought in $8.3 million alone in ticket sales. The Cate Blanchett starring film is the latest from director Richard Linklater and follows an agoraphobic architect/mother who suddenly goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica. The Bruce Springsteen-inspired "Blinded by the Light" took in $4.5 million.

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