The Bad Guys Continues Box Office Trend (And Makes Pixar’s Mistake Even Worse)

The Bad Guys is the latest family movie to hit the box office, further proving that Disney was at fault with the release of Pixar’s Turning Red.

Great performance at the box office the bad guys That means family movies remain a popular choice for moviegoers – something that Disney should be paying attention to. On his opening weekend in America, the bad guys Companion tops new releases, grossed an estimated $24 million the northman ($12 million) and unbearable load of huge talent ($7.2 million) as well as holdovers sonic the hedgehog 2 ($15.2 million) and Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore ($14 million). Impressive earnings show Disney’s decision to keep Pixar turning red Directly on Disney+ was a big mistake.

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the bad guys There’s a star-studded cast played by Oscar-winning actor Sam Rockwell and features the distinctive voice of Richard Ayoade. Animated feature, based on the popular book series by Aaron Blabe Rockwell’s Mister Wolf, as they pretend to be good. It was released in mid-March in several international markets, but made its way to US theaters only a month later, on April 22, 2022. on a global scale, the bad guys It has already grossed $87 million, and is set to reach nine figures soon after its impressive US debut.


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level of success the bad guys already acquired is surprising since Mr. Wolf and his friends aren’t as well-known compared to other family-friendly properties that hit theaters recently. This only proves that there is a high demand for fun adventure movies that the whole family can enjoy, whether they are based on nostalgia, a sequel or a new idea. With that in mind, there’s no reason why Disney shouldn’t give all future Pixar films a theatrical release as well.

The Bad Guys Is Another Family Friendly Box Office Success


emerging trend in cinema the bad guys It has continued that family friendly films are doing well at the box office. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 It is currently the fifth-highest-grossing film of 2022 worldwide, reaching nearly $300 million. and animated sequels sing 2, which was released in December 2021, has grossed over $400 million globally. None of those movies are going to win huge acclaim, but families go to watch them because they are entertaining, action-packed and full of laughs that can be enjoyed by kids and parents together.


the bad guys Produced by DreamWorks Animation, one of the industry leaders in creating kid-friendly franchises, including shrek, Kung Fu PandaAnd boss baby, the bad guys The ending leaves it open for the company to become the next big franchise, and given the popularity of the first film, a sequel is likely. Disney and Pixar may be the world’s most famous animation studios, but DreamWorks has proved it again the bad guys Being a box office hit still has an advantage in supporting family-friendly films theatrically.

The Bad Guys’ Box Office Makes Pixar’s Disney+ Alternatives Even Worse


Mei as her red panda in Turning Red.

Looking at the strong opening weekend for the bad guys Disney’s controversial decision to put out great family movies like Pixar’s turning red, more suspiciously without any theatrical release on Disney+. Concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic played a part in Disney’s choice, as they believed families were unprepared to return to theaters in March of 2022. But the box office performance unsolved (worldwide $392 million) and Batman ($759 million), both released on the big screen in March, reveal that, in general, audiences were really ready to freak out.


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turning red deserved a theatrical release, but another factor played a role in Disney’s decision to keep it straight In order to encourage subscriptions on Disney+, the on-demand service needed to provide unique content. But missing out on a theatrical run could hurt the company’s profits if they continue to release movies from Pixar, which is one of their most popular divisions with Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm, directly on the online platform. before the pandemic, nice dinosaur It was Pixar’s lowest-grossing film, but still made $333 million worldwide, of course. turning red Should have got a chance in theatres.


Playing all Pixar movies theatrically won’t hurt the content offering that Disney+ can offer to potential customers. Disney could be copying the strategy of rivals like Paramount+, which adds movies to their streaming platforms soon after their cinematic run. For example, 45 days after its successful stint in cinemas, the hugely popular jacks forever Paramount+ was added. This approach will work for Disney because they have exclusive rights to Pixar movies, so they can be added to the online service after their time in theaters is up. Plus, Disney+ has plenty of original content for customers to enjoy, like Marvel’s Moon Knight And this star wars Chain Mandalorian, And the streamer could remain the launching point for Disney’s low-budget movies, including hamilton and recently cheaper by the Dozen remake.

There’s good news for other The Bad Guys box office 2022 movies (including Lightyear)


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The good news for Pixar fans is that its next animated feature film, light yearThe latter will release in cinemas in 2022. There’s no doubt that Buzz Lightyear’s origin story will be a hit, given his popularity. toy Story franchise, and the recent success of films targeted at children mean it has every chance of reaching $1 billion, like toy Story 3 And toy story 4, If light year If it does well at the box office, it could be a turning point for Disney to release all Pixar movies in theaters before they become available on Disney+.

The current spurt in the box office performance of family films augurs well for other studios as well. Illumination’s upcoming sequel Minions: The Rise of Gru and their untitled Very good mario The film is expected to do well – especially the former, which Universal has delayed by two years for a proper theatrical release, given the hugely popular Minions. studios should be optimistic about it too mario Given the recent success of video game films, adaptations, especially Sonic the Hedgehog And its sequel. after the success of the bad guys, Family-friendly movies are set to continue to rock the box office, which is something Disney and other studios should consider before rolling more original films into theaters.

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  • light year (2022)Release date: June 17, 2022
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022)Release Date: July 01, 2022

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