It’s been all good for Dreamworks Animation’s latest feature The Bad Guys during its first weekend at the box office. The cartoon heist flick pulled in an estimated $24 million over its first four days in U.S. cinemas.
A $24 million domestic opening weekend is a fantastic return on Dreamworks $69 million investment. Those numbers make for the second-highest pandemic-era animation opening behind Encanto ($27M), or fourth if you count hybrid film such as Sonic the Hedgehog 2 ($72 million) Space Jam 2 ($31 million).
Better still, the film has done well abroad, adding $63.1 million to its overall box office take. In total, the film has already grossed $87.1 million worldwide with an opening in China coming later this week.