R-rated Good Boys nabs a better than expected $21 million to top the weekend box office in North America

Universal's comedy Good Boys topped the weekend box office, taking in an estimated $21 million and beating industry estimates on Sunday

It's the first time an R-rated comedy has placed No. 1 since the same studio's Melissa McCarthy film The Boss in early 2016, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Described as a kids comedy, Good Boys stars Brady Noon, Jacob Tremblay and Keith L. Williams as 12-year-old's desperately trying to get into a kissing party.   

R-rated 'kids movie': Good Boys, starring from left, Keith L. Williams as Lucas , Jacob Tremblay as Max and Brady Noon) in Good Boys,

R-rated 'kids movie': Good Boys came in at No. 1  at the weekend box office with $21 million starring, from left, Keith L. Williams as Lucas , Jacob Tremblay as Max and Brady Noon as Thor 

It's produced by the kings of close-to-the-edge comedy Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, 

Last week's top movie, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, also a Universal release, slipped just one spot from first to second, taking in $14 million. 

Starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Jason Statham, the film has now driven off with $133.7 million at the local box office and $303 million overseas. 

They mean business: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Jason Statham,  slipped to second with $14 million for $437 million take globally

They mean business: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Jason Statham,  slipped to second with $14 million for $437 million take globally

That gives in an eye-watering worldwide take totaling $437 million. 

In third spot for a second week, showing considerable staying power, was Disney's animated/live action remake, The Lion King, at $11.9 million.     

It is closing in on $500 million domestically after leap-frogging Finding Dory on the all-time domestic chart this weekend to become the 14th highest grossing domestic release of all-time.

King Of The Jungle...and son: Disney's animated/live action remake, The Lion King, nabbed $11.9 million domestically in its third weekend bring its global total to $1.435 billion

King Of The Jungle...and son: Disney's animated/live action remake, The Lion King, nabbed $11.9 million domestically in its third weekend bring its global total to $1.435 billion

Internationally, The Lion King added another $33.8 million this weekend for an overseas cume that now stands at $939.1 million and a $1.435 billion global tally. 

It brings the original 1994 animated movie to life and its all-star voice cast includes Seth Rogen, Donald Glover, Beyonce, James Earl Jones and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Sony's new animation The Angry Birds Movie 2 placed fourth at $16.2 million despite bowing on Tuesday. Its weeked take was $10.5 million. 

In at fourth spot: Sony's new animation The Angry Birds Movie took $10.5 million at the weekend and $16.2 million since its bow on Tuesday

In at fourth spot: Sony's new animation The Angry Birds Movie took $10.5 million at the weekend and $16.2 million since its bow on Tuesday

That was a big drop from the original Angry Birds, which opened in May 2016 at $38.2 million.

And in fifth was Lionsgate's Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, at $10.1 million. It has now taken $54.3 million worldwide - a healthy return on its $25 million budget,  

Based on the children's horror books, it stars Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza and Gabriel Rush.

Chills and thrills: Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, frightened up $10.1 million at the weekend and has now taken $54.3 million worldwide - a healthy return on its $25 million budget,

Chills and thrills: Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, frightened up $10.1 million at the weekend and has now taken $54.3 million worldwide - a healthy return on its $25 million budget,

 

Good Boys nabs a better than expected $21 million to top the weekend box office in North America

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