After Thor: Love and Thunder dominated the box office last weekend, two challengers stand in its way: Where the Crawdads Sing and Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank. Luckily for Thor, these two should be easier opponents than Loki, Thanos, or Gorr the God Butcher.
Both films open this weekend, with Sony’s Where the Crawdads Sing starting in Thursday’s preview at $2.3 million and Paramount’s Paws of Fury at $505,000.
Barring a box-office miracle, neither film has a chance to beat Thor: Love and Thunder, which is expected to gross $55-65 million in its second weekend after grossing a whopping $143 million last week. ‘Where the Crawdads Sing,’ an adaptation of the popular novel, and ‘Paws of Fury,’ an animated family film, are each set to gross $10 million this weekend. In the battle for second place, box office analysts are predicting that “Where the Crawdads Sing” could edge out “Paws of Fury” as some families may still be heading to theaters for “Minions: The Rise of Gru.”
Where the Crawdads Sing stars Daisy Edgar-Jones, who made waves earlier this year with the horror comedy Fresh opposite Sebastian Stan. She plays an outcast girl named Kya who grew up in the North Carolina swamps and becomes involved in a mysterious murder. The film is being produced by Reese Witherspoon, who co-signed the film after becoming a fan of the book.
Paws of Fury, on the other hand, is an animated film starring a beagle voiced by Michael Cera who wants to become a master samurai. The cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Ricky Gervais, Michelle Yeoh and Mel Brooks.
https://variety.com/2022/film/news/box-office-where-the-crawdads-sing-1235317157/ Box office: Where the Crawdads Sing opens Thursday at $2.3 million