Toy Story 4 Dominates the Weekend Box Office with a Franchise Record
Toy Story 4 crushed the competition and came in first at the weekend box office. The film opened with an estimated $118 million but fell short of the $140+ million expectation set by the studio. That continues a summer of missed expectation. Still, that’s a franchise-best beating Toy Story 3‘s $110.3 million opening in 2010. It’s the fourth largest animated opening ever and the third largest opening weekend of the year. Disney now has the top four openings of 2019.
The film received an “A” CinemaScore from opening day audiences and doesn’t have any real competition until mid-July when The Lion King opens. The film’s audience was 52% female and 45% of the crowd was aged 25 or older.
Internationally the film brought in $120 million from 37 markets, about 64% of the overall marketplace. The gave it a $238 million worldwide launch.
Child’s Play came in second place with an estimated $14 million. It was expected to earn about $16-18 million before the weekend and Thursday night previews of $1.65 million suggested it might be on the higher end of that. But, with a “C+” Cinemascore, there’s a good chance word of mouth is hurting this one. The audience was 52% male and 61% were over the age of 25.
In third place was Aladdin which earned an estimated $12.2 million bringing its domestic total to $287.5 million. The film also added almost $33 million internationally for a foreign total of $522.6 million and a worldwide total of $810.1 million.
Men in Black International dropped 64% in its second weekend. It brought in $10.8 million to bring the domestic total to $52 million after ten days. Internationally the film added $30 million to bring that total to $129.4 million and $182.1 million worldwide.
Rounding out the top five was The Secret Life of Pets 2 which dropped 58%. That film earned an estimated $10.3 million. Domestically it has earned $117.6 million. It also added $10.8 million internationally to bring that total to $77.1 million. Worldwide it has earned $194.7 million.
When it comes to comic films…
Dark Phoenix dropped to #9 from last week’s #5. The film earned $3.6 million, a drop of 61.5% as it shed 1,1667 theaters. Domestically, the film has earned $60.2 million after 3 weeks.
Avengers: Endgame came in at #13 earning an estimated $1.9 million after 9 weeks. The film has earned $834.5 million domestically.
We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s and last year’s comic film adaptations.