The ‘DC League of Super-Pets‘ grossed $41 million in its first weekend. On Thursday’s preview, the film grossed $2.2 million. The animated fun film has earned an A- from Cinemascore and (71% fresh and 6.3/10 on Rotten Tomatoes). The reviews for the film were an interesting DC league. The production cost for the film was $90 million.
DC League of Super-Pets follows the pet dog of Superman (voiced by Dwayne Johnson), who teams up with a shelter dog (voiced by Kevin Hart) and other animals to rescue several captured superheroes from Lex Luthor. Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, Thomas Middleditch, Ben Schwartz, and Keanu Reeves also star.
The film is directed by Jared Stern. Based on the DC Comics superhero team Legion of Super-Pets. Speaking to ComicBook.com, Jared Stern told “I was working already at Warner Bros. and with DC, and I knew of the Super-Pets. I smushed those two ideas together. That’s the origin story of this perhaps origin story of our Super-Pets in our movie,” Stern said. “And so from there, I knew that I wanted a bunch of pets in a Metropolis animal shelter and it made sense for there to be a dog, obviously, like Ace, and perhaps there could be a squirrel like Chip and a turtle like Merton. And so it just fit with pets that you could find in a Metropolis shelter as I was digging. I wish we could have used all of the great pets in the DC canon, there’s a lot.”
DC League of Super-Pets was dedicated to the memory of actor Kirk Baily, who died in March 2022.