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It: Chapter Two Floats to First at the Box Office

It: Chapter Two

It: Chapter Two took the top spot at the box office with a $91 million domestic debut. That trails the first film’s $123 million opening in 2017 but was within the studio expectations. It’s also the second-largest horror film opening behind the original It.

The likely reason for the film’s lagging box office is that it failed to attract women. Women tend to be the majority audience for horror films but It: Chapter Two only saw 47% of the audience being female compared to the first’s 51%. The audience was also a bit older with 67% being aged 25 or older compared to 65% for the first film. The movie did get a “B+” CinemaScore, the same as the first film. Other ratings weren’t so kind as the sequel lags behind the first in user ratings.

Internationally, the film opened in 75 markets. It earned an estimated $94 million leading to a worldwide debut of $185 million.

Angel Has Fallen earned an estimated $6 million to come in second place. After three weeks, the film has earned just shy of $53.5 million.

In third place was Good Boys which added an estimated $5.4 million to its total to bring its domestic total to $66.8 million. It also added $2.3 million from 28 international markets to bring that total to $15.6 million and a worldwide total of $82.4 million.

The Lion King was in fourth place after eight weeks at the box office. The film earned an estimated $4.2 million. It also added $13.4 million internationally. The film has earned $529.1 million domestically, $1.070 billion internationally, and $1.599 billion worldwide.

Rounding out the top five was Overcomer which brought in an estimated $3.8 million to bring the $5 million dollar film’s domestic total to $24.7 million.

In comic films…

Spider-Man: Far From Home dipped after last week’s bump coming in at #13 for the weekend. The film added $1.2 million to its total to bring that to $388.1 million.

Avengers: Endgame held on and came in at #42 with an estimated $12,000 to bring its domestic total to $858.4 million after 20 weeks.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper look at 2019’s comic film releases.

Angel Has Fallen Tops the Second Worst Weekend of the Year So Far

Angel Has Fallen

Angel Has Fallen topped the Labor Day weekend with an estimated $11.6 million. It’s the second weekend in a row at the top spot for the film. It was also the second-worst weekend of the year so far. The film is expected to bring in about $14.5 million for the four-day holday weekend.

In second place was Good Boys which brought in about $9.2 million. It’s expected to bring in $11.6 million over the four days. The film held on to second place for the second weekend in a row.

The Lion King improved up to third place in its seventh weekend. THe film earned an estimated $6.7 million for the three days. It’ll earn about $9 million over the four days. The film has earned over $1.56 billion worldwide and has passed The Avengers to become the seventh highest grossling global release of all-time.

Hobbs & Shaw came in fourth place with an estimated $6.3 million and en expected $8 million for the four days.

Rounding out the top five was Overcomer which eanred an estimated $5.7 million for three days and will be about $7.8 million after four days.

In comic films…

Spider-Man: Far From Home improved up to eighth from last weekend’s 15th by earning $4.3 million. That’s a 153.2% increase over the previous weekend. The film was rereleased with extra footage. The film has now earned $385.9 million domestically.

Avengers: Endgame came in at #35 for the weekend and added an estimated $80,000 to its domestic total. It has now earned $858.3 million domestically.

Angel Has Fallen Into First for the Weekend

Angel Has Fallen

Outperforming expectations, Angel Has Fallen took first place for the weekend box office bringing in an estimated $21.3 million. The previous installment, London Has Fallen, earned $21.6 million. It’s the smallest debut for the franchise but the first to open in first place.

Like its predecessors, the film earned an “A-” CinemaScore from the opening day audience and audiences have given it a 94% on RottenTomatoes as of this article. The opening weekend audience was 51% male and 58% were aged 30 or older.

In second place was Good Boys which earned an estimated $11.8 million, a 45% drop, not bad for a second-weekend drop. The domestic total now is at $42.1 million. The film is playing in 22 foreign markets where it brought in $3.5 million to bring that total to $6.9 million and a worldwide total of just shy of $49 million.

In third place was the new film Overcomer which earned $8.2 million off of a $5 million budget. The movie beat expectations and continues the success of faith-based films, the third-largest opening for the genre. Audiences gave it an “A+” CinemaScore and it has a 99% audience score on RottenTomatoes.

The Lion King took fourth place dropping 35% in its sixth week. The film earned an estimated $8.2 million. Its earned $510.6 million domestically so far. It also earned $30 million from 56 foreign markets to bring that total to $997.9 million for a worldwide total of $1.509 billion. That’s the ninth highest worldwide grossing ever and the film will likely move to seventh after this week.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw rounded out the top five bringing in $8.1 million to bring its domestic total to $147.7 million. The film debuted in China where it earned an estimated $102 million, the largest opening in August ever there and the second-largest opening in the country for the franchise. The international total was over $120 million for the weekend to bring its foreign total to $441.2 million and $588.9 million worldwide.

Opening in sixth was Ready or Not which earned an estimated $7.6 million for a five day total of $10.6 million. The film received a “B+” CinemaScore and an audience that was 53% female, expected for a horror film, and 79% of the crowd was under the age of 35.

In comic film news…

Spider-Man: Far From Home came in at #15 for the weekend earning an estimated $1.7 million domestically to bring its total to $379.7 million.

Avengers: Endgame is still earning money coming in at #33 and adding $50,000 to its domestic total to bring that to $858.2 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic films.

Good Boys Unseats Hobbs & Shaw and Takes First at the Weekend Box Office

Good Boys

A Universal film replaced another Universal film for first place as Good Boys took the top spot with an estimated $21 million. The studio has now taken first three weekends in a row.

Good Boys looks to be a solid entry at the movies as it has an 89% audience score with RottenTomatoes and a “B+” CinemaScore from opening day audiences. The crowd was 52% male and 59% of the audience was aged 25 or older.

Internationally, the film opened in 13 markets and earned an estimated $2.1 million for $23.1 million worldwide. The film was predicted to have a $20.5 million domestic opening and with a $20 million budget, the film seems to be doing well.

It’s also only the third original film to top the weekend box office. It also helped push Universal over the $1 billion mark for the domestic box office, the second studio to do so in 2019.

In second place was Hobbs & Shaw which earned an estimated $14.1 million to bring its domestic total to $133.7 million. Internationally, the film added $45.7 million to its total. Overseas it’s earned $303.3 million for a worldwide total of $437 million. The film is right in the middle of the pack when it comes to the Fast and Furious franchise for worldwide earnings.

In third place was The Lion King which added to Disney’s box office dominance. The film added $11.9 million to its domestic total and that now stands at $496.1 million. It also added $33.8 million overseas and that total stands at $939.1 million for a $1.435 billion total. It now ranks at #9 for worldwide grosses passing Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 debuted on Tuesday and struggled for the week. Angry Birds 2 mustered an estimated $10.5 million for a $16.2 million six-day total. The original film earned $38 million in its first three days. The film received a “B+” CinemaScore for an audience that as 51% female and crowd that was 53% aged 25 or older.

Rounding out the top five was Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The film earned an estimated $10 million in its second weekend. The domestic total now stands at $40.2 million after two weeks. Internationally it added $5.6 million for a total of $14.1 million and a worldwide total of $54.3 million off of a $25 million budget.

When it comes to films based on comics…

Spider-Man: Far From Home came in at #12 earning an estimated $2.8 million to bring its domestic total to $376.6 million.

The Kitchen continues to struggle and came in at #13. The film dropped 60.1% in its second weekend earning an estimated $2.2 million to bring its domestic total to $10.4 million. With a $38 million budget, the film will have to fight to earn it back.

Avengers: Endgame continues to bring in dollars coming in at #25 and adding $98,000 to its domestic total. The film stands at $858.1 million domestically.

Hobbs & Shaw Repeats in First By a Car Length at the Weekend Box Office

Hobbs & Shaw

It wasn’t a close race at the weekend box office as Hobbs & Shaw repeated in first place holding on to the spot for a second weekend. The film dipped 51% to earn an estimated $25.4 million. That brings its domestic total to $108.5 million.

Internationally, the film earned $60.8 million to bring its foreign earnings to $224.1 million. The film has earned $332.6 million worldwide after two weeks. The film opens in South Korea on August 14 and China on August 23. Expect a massive boost in foreign earnings then.

In second place was Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark which debuted with an estimated $20.8 million. The film received a “C” CinemaScore from the opening audience with a crowd that was 57% female and 54% aged 25 or older.

The Lion King remake came in third place with an estimated $20 million. After four weeks, the film has earned $473.1 million. Internationally, the film added $9.3 million to its total. That total now stands at $861.5 million for a worldwide total of $1.334 billion. The film is the second-highest-grossing film of the year.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold debuted in fourth place with an estimated $17 million. The film earned an “A” CinemaScore from the opening day audience which was 57% female and 54% aged 25 or older. Internationally, the film debuted in 11 markets and earned $2.5 million.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood rounded out the top five with an estimated $11.6 million to bring its domestic total to $100.3 million after 3 weeks.

In comic related films….

The Kitchen debuted at #7 with an estimated $5.5 million. That’s well below expectations. The film earned a “B-” CinemaScore from an audience that was 51% female and 89% were over the age of 25.

Spider-Man: Far From Home was #8 for the weekend with an estimated $5.3 million to bring its domestic total to $371 million after 6 weeks.

Avengers: Endgame is still bringing in money after 16 weeks. It has earned $197,000 to increase its domestic total to $857.9 million.

Dark Phoenix added $31,000 to its domestic total to bring that to $65.8 million and coming in at #34.

Hobbs & Shaw Takes First for the Weekend

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

As expected, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw took first place for the weekend bringing in an estimated $60.8 million. That’s right about the studio’s predictions. The film received an “A-” CinemaScore and currently has 90% approval from the audience on RottenTomatoes. The audience was 58% male.

The movie also launched in 63 foreign markets where it earned an estimated $120 million giving it a worldwide debut of $180.8 million. That’s the fifth-largest opening for Universal.

In second place was The Lion King which dipped 50% from the previous weekend and earned an estimated $38.2 million. Domestically the film has earned $430.9 million. Internationally the film added $72 million to that total to bring it to $764.9 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $1.196 billion.

In third place was Once Upon a Time in Hollywood which brought in an estimated $20 million to bring its total to $78.8 million.

Spider-Man: Far From Home added $7.8 million to its domestic total which now stands at $360.3 million. Internationally, the film added $9.5 million to that total to bring it to $715 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $1.075 billion.

Toy Story 4 rounded out the top five with $7.2 million to bring its domestic total to $410.1 million. At the foreign box office, it brought in $10.2 million to bring that total to $549.2 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $959.3 million. The question is, will this be the latest Disney film to cross $1 billion fo the year?

In other comic movie news…

Avengers: Endgame came in at #14 for the weekend and earned an estimated $313,000 to bring its domestic total to $857.4 million.

Dark Phoenix improved to #19 from the previous week’s #26 and earned an estimated $109,000 to bring that total to $65.8 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into 2018 and 2019’s comic film releases.

The Lion King Repeats at #1 While Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Gives Tarantino His Best Debut

The Lion King

The past weekend was the second straight weekend to top the same weekend last year as The Lion King ruled the box office. The film earned an estimated $75.5 million to bring its domestic total to $350.8 million after two weekends. Internationally, the film added $142.8 million to that total to bring it to $611.9 million. Worldwide the film has earned $962.7 million. It’ll soon cross $1 billion worldwide continuing Disney’s dominance at the box office.

In second place was Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. With a $40.4 million debut, the film was Quentin Tarantino‘s largest opening. It beats the $38 million for Inglorious Basterds in 2009. The film received a “B” CinemaScore from the opening day audience. The crowd was 54% male and 64% aged 25 or older.

Crossing $1 billion this weekend was Spider-Man: Far From Home which came in third place. The film earned an estimated $12.2 million to bring its domestic total to $344.5 million. The film also added $21 million from the international box office to bring that total to $692.4 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $1.037 billion.

Toy Story 4 came in fourth place earning $9.9 million to bring its domestic total to $395.6 million. It added $19.4 million to its international box office to bring that to $522.3 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $917.9 million so far making it the fourth largest Pixar release globally of all-time.

Crawl rounded out the top five earning an estimated $4 million to bring its domestic total to $31.5 million. It also added $3.4 million internationally for an overseas total of $1.4 million. With a production of just $13.5 million, the $45.9 million so far is a solid return.

In other comic film results…

Avengers: Endgame dropped one spot from the previous week to come in at #12. The movie added $824,000 to its domestic total to bring that to $856.4 million.

Dark Phoenix improved on the previous week to come in at #22. It added $104,000 to bring its domestic total to $65.6 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic films.

The Lion King Debuts with a Record $185 Million While Endgame Sets a Record

The Lion King

As expected, The Lion King debuted in first place with an estimated $185 million setting a record for the month of July. The debut is the second-largest opening of the year and the seventh-largest of all-time.

The movie received an “A” CinemaScore from the opening weekend crowds which was 53% female and 50% of the audience was aged 25 or older.

The film also added $269 million internationally to bring that number to $346 million and $531 million worldwide.

In second place was Spider-Man: Far From Home which earned an estimated $21 million after two weekends at the top of the box office. Domestically, the film has earned $319.7 million and with $651.1 million internationally, the film is nearing the $1 billion mark with $970.8 million worldwide.

Toy Story 4 held on well and dipped to third place with an estimated $14.6 million to bring its domestic total to $375.5 million. Overseas, the film added $25.8 million to bring that total to $483.9 million and a worldwide total nearing $860 million.

Crawl came in fourth place with an estimated $6 million to bring its domestic total to $23.8 million. The film is in just about 26% of the marketplace internationally and earned $2.7 million to bring that total to just shy of $10 million.

Rounding out the top five was Yesterday which earned an estimated $5.1 million to bring its domestic total to $57.6 million. It added $4.3 million internationally for a total of $40.6 million total there.

In the biggest news, Avengers: Endgame is now the “all-time top-grossing film” officially passing the mark over the weekend. The film earned $1.2 million domestically over the weekend The total now stands at $2.79 billion and we’ll have more on that later today.

Dark Phoenix is still hanging on to the box office earning $183,000 domestically improving to #23 from last week’s #29. The film has earned $65.4 million domestically.

We’ll be back later for a deeper dive into this year and last year’s comic adaptations.

Diamond and Beast Kingdom Present New Previews Exclusive Disney Figures

How do Disney’s heroes – like Aladdin, Peter Pan, and Simba – always manage to solve the biggest mysteries and save the day? With a little help from their trusted friends, of course! Beast Kingdom and Diamond Comic Distributors have once again partnered to bring fans the latest in the range of PREVIEWS Exclusive Mini Egg Attack figures: Disney’s Best Friends series!

AbuAladdin’s trusted, loyal, and mischievous monkey is always finding new ways to get into trouble but is unwaveringly devoted to his best friend. He may be attracted to jewels, but in times of need he will fly the magic carpet straight to Aladdin’s side.

Join Tinkerbell, the sassy, feisty, yet lovable fairy as she flies across the sky, spreading fairy dust, joy and saving Peter Pan from the evil clutches of Captain Hook!

Tag along with Timon and Pumbaa as they sing Hakuna Matata to Simba, washing away his worries for the rest of his days with a detailed miniature statue.

The Mini Egg Attack Friend series may be small in size, but it has more than enough heart to spare, finished off with cute, yet meticulous designs.

The PREVIEWS Exclusive Disney Best Friends MEA-010 Abu (APR198569; SRP $12.99), Tinkerbell (APR198572; SRP $12.99), Timon (APR198571; SRP $12.99), and Pumbaa (APR198570; SRP $12.99) are now available for pre-order at comic shops, with an expected release date of February 26, 2020.

Spider-Man: Far From Home is this Summer’s Most Anticipated Film

Fandango has revealed the results of its Most Anticipated Summer Movies Survey, in which Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far from Home (the first Marvel Cinematic Universe entry since the game-changing Avengers: Endgame) was voted the most anticipated blockbuster of the summer.

The poll included more than 2,000 fans on Fandango who were asked to vote for movies they planned to see on the big screen between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend. Moviegoers named Disney’s The Lion King and Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 4 as the most anticipated family films, with Disney’s Aladdin, Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets 2, and Dora and the Lost City of Gold following closely behind.

Fans voted for Chris Hemsworth (Men in Black: International), Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), and Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far from Home), plus Zendaya (Spider-Man: Far from Home), Sophie Turner (Dark Phoenix) and Tessa Thompson (Men in Black: International) as the most anticipated actors in summer movies. Richard Madden (Rocketman) and Naomi Scott (Aladdin) were selected as the hottest rising stars in the movies, while Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw bad guy Idris Elba was picked as top summer movie villain.

According to Fandango moviegoers, below are the top picks for the summer:

Most Anticipated Summer Blockbuster:

  1. “Spider-Man: Far from Home
  2. “Rocketman”
  3. “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”
  4. “Dark Phoenix”
  5.  “The Lion King”
  6. “Toy Story 4”
  7. “Men in Black: International”
  8. “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”
  9. “Aladdin”
  10. “The Secret Life of Pets 2”

Most Anticipated Family Film:

  1. “The Lion King”
  2. “Toy Story 4”
  3. “Aladdin”
  4. “The Secret Life of Pets 2”
  5. “Dora and the Lost City of Gold”

Most Anticipated Live-Action Comedy:

  1. “Booksmart”
  2. “Yesterday”
  3. “Late Night”
  4. “Good Boys”
  5. “Stuber”

Most Anticipated Movie Musical:

  1. “Rocketman”
  2. “The Lion King”
  3. “Aladdin”
  4. “Yesterday”
  5. “Blinded by the Light”

Most Anticipated Actress:

  1. Zendaya (“Spider-Man: Far from Home”)
  2. Sophie Turner (“Dark Phoenix”)
  3. Tessa Thompson (“Men in Black: International”)
  4. Margot Robbie (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)
  5. Jessica Chastain (“Dark Phoenix”)

Most Anticipated Actor:

  1. Chris Hemsworth (“Men in Black: International”)
  2. Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)
  3. Tom Holland (“Spider-Man: Far from Home”)
  4. Dwayne Johnson (“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”)
  5. Jake Gyllenhaal (“Spider-Man: Far from Home”)

Most Anticipated Male Rising Star:

  1. Richard Madden (“Rocketman”)
  2. O’Shea Jackson Jr. (“Godzilla: King of the Monsters”)
  3. Mena Massoud (“Aladdin”)
  4. Himesh Patel (“Yesterday”)
  5. Mason Gooding (“Booksmart”)

Most Anticipated Female Rising Star:

  1. Naomi Scott (“Aladdin”)
  2. Millie Bobby Brown (“Godzilla: King of the Monsters”)
  3. Alexandra Shipp (“Shaft,” “Dark Phoenix”)
  4. Vanessa Kirby (“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”)
  5. Billie Lourd (“Booksmart”)

Most Anticipated Voiceover Performance:

  1. Tom Hanks (as Woody in “Toy Story 4”)
  2. Harrison Ford (as Rooster in “The Secret Life of Pets 2”)
  3. Donald Glover (as Simba in “The Lion King”)
  4. Alan Tudyk (as Iago in “Aladdin”)
  5. Mark Hamill (as Chucky in “Child’s Play”)

Most Anticipated Villain:

  1. Idris Elba (as Brixton in “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”)
  2. Jessica Chastain (in “Dark Phoenix”)
  3. Chiwetel Ejiofor (as Scar in “The Lion King”)
  4. Octavia Spencer (as Sue Ann in “Ma”)
  5. Mark Hamill (as Chucky in “Child’s Play”)
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