The R-rated comedy Good Boys enjoyed a better-than-expected $21M debut, easily besting the third-weekend take from Hobbs & Shaw to take the top spot at the box office. In a summer nearly bereft of straight-up comedic films, Good Boys seems to be reaping the benefits, easily outperforming previous Summer openings such as Stuber, Booksmart, and Long Shot. With positive reactions from critics and audiences alike, Good Boys could enjoy a decent end-of-summer run.
Slipping into second place, Hobbs & Shaw hauled in $14.1M in its third weekend (down 44%) for a new total of $133.7M, while The Lion King held strong in third place in its fifth weekend—dropping 41.4% for $11.9M as it inches towards the $500M mark. The Lion King sits at $144.2M for the season.
Opening in fourth place, The Angry Birds Movie 2 flew low to the ground with a $10.5M weekend (way down from the $38.2M opening of the 2016 original) and a 5-day total of $16.2M, while fifth place went to Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark—which took in $10.1M in its second weekend—down 51.9% for a 10-day total of $40.2M.