Seth Rogen’s Good Boys top the box office

The film also has the biggest opening for an original comedy film this year.

August 18, 2019
Seth Rogen’s <i>Good Boys</i> top the box office

Coming-of-age comedy Good Boys, produced by Seth Rogen about a trio of 12-year-old boys getting ready for their first party, topped this weekend's box office and raked in close to $21 million. On top of claiming the no. 1 spot, beating out four other movies that premiered this weekend, it's the biggest original comedy opening of the year. The top spot debut bumps Hobbs & Shaw down to the second spot with $14 million, with Disney's The Lion King in third with $11.9 million in box office sales.

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"Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg flawlessly depict an awkward phase that everyone can relate to with not only outrageous laughs but quite a bit of heart as well," Universal’s distribution chief Jim Orr told the Los Angeles Times. "Further, when you have Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the creative minds behind some of the most iconic comedies of the last decade, there’s no doubt people will be talking about this one for a long time."

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Seth Rogen’s Good Boys top the box office