The Bad Guys was a box office winner in debut weekend

The Bad Guys -- Courtesy of Universal Pictures
The Bad Guys -- Courtesy of Universal Pictures /

When it comes to animated movies, it feels like they continue to be box office hits, no matter which studio they come from. And The Bad Guys seems to be no exception.

In its debut weekend, The Bad Guys opened strong with a $24 million domestic haul. And while that number might not quite be enough to cover the cost of the film just yet, this is good news for the animated movie about a group of “bad guys” trying to be the good guys (in order to stay the bad guys, but still).

On top of its strong opening numbers, according to Variety, The Bad Guys also knocked the latest Fantastic Beasts movie, The Secrets of Dumbledore, out of its spot at number one on the box office lists. In its second weekend, the third Fantastic Beasts movie found itself in the third spot at the box office, just behind Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

For us, we are pretty excited to see The Bad Guys doing well, as it looks to be a fun, kid-friendly heist style offering. And with a wolf as our lead character, there was no doubt that we need to give this movie a watch. (We have been loving the trailers and music used to promote this movie, so we need to see this one soon.)

The Bad Guys lands at the top of the box office in its debut weekend

Considering the Dreamworks film has been pulling in strong reviews, it made sense that it would do well in its opening weekend. But even more promising is the reaction of audiences, which seems to have lead to a “CinemaScore” of an A from movie goers.

With not much competition in terms of new family-friendly movies until June, it looks like The Bad Guys could end up with a solid box office run.

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What do you think of this movie topping the box office? Are you surprised that The Bad Guys knocked Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore out of the number one spot? Are you planning to see this movie in theaters? We want to know.