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“Good Boys” Unsurprisingly Takes #1 At US Weekend Box Office

The rated-R comedy won this weekend’s box office race.

Good Boys | Ed Araquel/Universal Pictures

Critically acclaimed comedy “Good Boys” predictably debuts atop the US weekend box office chart.

Per studio estimates, the film will close the weekend with $21.0 million in receipts. The tally will comfortably position “Good Boys” as the weekend’s #1 film.

“Hobbs & Shaw,” last weekend’s winner, falls to #2 with $14.1 million. Its cumulative total now stands at $133.7 million.

“The Lion King” holds at #3 with $11.9 million (cume now $496.1 million), while “The Angry Birds Movie 2” debuts at #4 with $10.5 million in weekend receipts. With earnings from earlier this week included, “Angry Birds” boasts a cumulative total of $16.2 million.

Down three places, “Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark” takes #5 with $10.1 million (cume now $40.2 million).

— Three widely released newcomers miss the Top 5 this week. “47 Meters Down: Uncaged” starts at #6 with $9.0 million, while a gross of $4.5 million slots “Blinded By The Light” at #9. “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” debuts at #11 with $3.5 million.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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