Toy Story 4 Repeats for the Weekend
Without much as far as competition, Toy Story 4 easily took first place again at the weekend box office. The film dropped 52.1% in its second weekend bringing in an estimated $57.9 million. That drop was similar to the second weekend drop of Toy Story 2 which was 51.6% and worse than Toy Story 3 which dropped 46.2%. Those films went on to earn $245.9 million and $415 million domestically (not adjusted for inflation).
Domestically the film has earned $236.9 million. Internationally, the film has earned $259.6 million for a worldwide total of $496.5 million after two weeks. It’s already the fourth highest grossing domestic film of the year.
Annabelle Comes Home was second place with $20.4 million falling very short of the studios’ estimate of $30 million. The third film in the Annabelle series, those films opened with $37 and $35 million. The film did open on Wednesday with a Tuesday preview so all together the film earned $31.2 million for its run so far. The movie has also earned $45 million internationally so far for a worldwide total of $76.2 million.
In third place was Yesterday which earned an estimated $17 million from a $26 million budget. The film overperformed a bit with most thinking it’d earn between $11-14 million. For a summer whose story seems to be movies underperforming, this is a welcome surprise. The $17 million is on the higher side of expectations some projected. The film also has also earned $7.7 million at the foreign box office for a worldwide total of $24.7 million.
Aladdin came in fourth place with $9.3 million to bring its domestic total to $305.9 million. That was right in line with predictions. Add in its $568.3 million at the foreign box office, the film has earned $874.2 million worldwide off of its $183 million budget.
Rounding out the top five was The Secret Life of Pets 2 which earned an estimated $7.1 million. Its domestic total now stands at $131.2 million. That total is higher than the $6 million predicted. Internationally, the film has earned $91.8 million for a worldwide total of $223 million off of an $80 million budget.
In comic movie news…
Avengers: Endgame got a boost expanding into 2,025 locations, an increase of 1,040. The film added an introduction from director Anthony Russo, an unfinished deleted scene, and a sneak peek of Spider-Man: Far From Home. estimates had the film earning $2.5 million. It exceeded that, earning an estimated $5.5 million. That’s an increase of 178.5% from the previous week.
Domestically, the film has earned $841.3 million. Internationally, the film stands at $1.920 billion for a worldwide total of $2.761 billion. The “rerelease” is a ploy to topple Avatar as the top grossing film of all time (though it still wouldn’t be when you take into account inflation). The move has closed the gap though and stands now just $26.7 million away from becoming the “top grossing” film worldwide.
Dark Phoenix continues its slide coming in at #13. The film added $1.7 million to its domestic total bringing that to $63.6 million after four weeks.
We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptations at the box office (and any changes to last year’s).