Paramount’s PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie is set to top the box office this weekend, with expected earnings of $22.5 million. This animated film performs better than Lionsgate’s horror film Saw X, which is in second place, and Disney’s The Creator, which is third.Paw Patrol has improved its earnings since its original release in 2021 due to careful marketing. The film has a low production budget of $30 million has received positive reviews from audiences.
Saw X, despite positive reviews and a $13 million production cost, will likely earn less than PAW Patrol. The tenth Saw film, set between the first and second movies in the series, is expected to perform better than its recent predecessors but not lead the box office.
Disney’s sci-fi film The Creator has struggled, with low projected earnings despite positive reviews and a moderate $80 million budget. Lastly, Sony’s Dumb Money has not performed well nationwide, earning just $1.3 million on Friday with poor prospects for recouping its $30 million budget despite initial strong reviews.