Box Office: ‘Good Boys’ Takes In $8.3M For Friday, Heads for $21M First-Place Finish

Film Title: "Good Boys"
Universal’s Good Boys  is headed for a better-than-expected $21 million debut at the North American box office after grossing a boisterous $8.3 million on Friday. 2517_tfp_00006_07_08_comp-h_2019

It marks the first time that an R-rated comedy has come in No. 1 since The Boss in April 2016. To boot, the Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg-produced pic is on course to score the best opening of the year for any original comedy in a much-needed win for the genre.

Friday’s haul of $8 million includes $2.1 million in Thursday previews.

 

The film follows a trio of 12-year-old boys who will do anything to gain admittance to a kissing party. Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams and Brady Noon star, with Gene Stupnitsky helming in his feature directorial debut.

 

Universal will also take second place with holdover Hobbs & Shaw, which is expected to earn $14 million in its third weekend as it revs past the $400 million mark gobally. And on Friday, Universal crossed the $1 billion mark in 2019 domestic ticket sales, becoming the only major Hollywood studio to do so behind Disney.

 

Heading into the weekend, Good Boys was pacing to launch with $12 million-$15 million.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:   Universal Studios
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