DC League of Super-Pets’ grossed an estimated $23 million domestically over its first weekend in theaters.
The film’s North American estimated gross was enough to overthrow Jordan Peele’s Nope for the top spot, although Super-Pets’ DC Comics’ roots and A-list voice cast had many believing it could do much better. Experts had predicted the film would pull in between $26-39 million, although the majority predicted something near the lower end of that range.
Although Super-Pets fell well short of Lightyear’s opening weekend haul, Warner’s latest holds a major long-term advantage over Disney’s latest flop in that there is little-to-no competition at the box office over the next five weeks, especially in the form of other kids and family fare. By the time Sony’s Lyle Lyle Crocodile opens on October 5, Super-Pets will be hitting the final stretch of its theatrical run.