Paws of Fury (2022):

July 15-17, 2022

Paws of Fury fell short of estimates, landing at No. 6 with dismal $6.25 million from 3,475 North American locations.

The kids’ movie is loosely inspired by the 1974 Mel Brooks cult film, Blazing Saddles.

It is rare blemish for Paramount in 2022. The studio has otherwise enjoyed a stellar box office run with “The Lost City,” “Scream,” “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” and “Top Gun: Maverick.” Luckily, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Animation acquired the PG “Paws of Fury” for $10 million.

Though ticket buyers seemed to like “Paws of Fury,” which scored an “A-” CinemaScore, the film struggled to hold its own against Universal and Illumination’s “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” which landed in second place on box office charts with $26 million from 4,114 theaters.

After three weeks of release, the “Minions” sequel has remained the choice for family audiences and has grossed $262 million to date. The movie has generated another $270 million at the international box office, taking its global tally to $532.7 million.