‘DC League of Super-Pets’ collects $41.4 million at global box office

Warner Bros. animated film DC League of Super-Pets collected $23 million in its opening weekend from 4314 theatre screens. The movie grossed $18.4 million in international markets making the global cume of $41.4 million. The DC League of Super-Pets‘ domestic opening is not far behind Universal/DreamWork Animation’s The Bad Guys, which earned a total of $24.95 million from 4,375 theaters.

Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack—Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel—to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the superheroes.

The movie is directed and written by Jared Stern along with Sam Levine who serves as the co-director. In addition to voicing the main character, Johnson is also producing the movie through his Seven Bucks production along with his partners Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia. John Requa, Glenn Ficarra and Nicholas Stoller will serve as executive producers. 

The first-ever feature to star Superman’s best furry friend is based on the original Legion of Super-Pets, a fictional team of super-powered pets in the DC Universe. It is a team of super-powered animals including Krypto the Superdog, Streaky the Supercat, Beppo the Super-Monkey, and Comet the Super-Horse who fights crime together in secret. It was first introduced in 1962 in Adventure Comics #293 by Jerry Siegel, Curt Swan, and George Klein.