Sony Pictures estimates Sunday that the animated family movie earned $44.1 million from North American theaters.
It easily beat out Johnson’s “Skyscraper,” which remained earthbound in its first weekend in North America. The Universal Pictures film brought in only $25.5 million domestically.
“Skyscraper” cost a reported $125 million to produce.
Second place went to Disney and Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” which brought in an additional $28.8 million in its second weekend, down 62 percent from last week.
And the coming of age film “Eighth Grade” scored top marks in limited release with $252,284 from four theaters.
By LINDSEY BAHR , Associated Press