So, this weekend was a little weak at the box office. Maybe weak is the wrong word because Hobbs & Shaw still managed to impress in its opening, earning $60 million domestically and $180 million worldwide. And, the Fast and Furious spin-off has been well-received as the perfect popcorn action flick to round out the summer blockbuster season. So, let’s say this week was top-heavy at the box office (and the first time I’ve ever included the word ‘thousand’ in the top ten…).
In second place this week, Disney’s remake of The Lion King added another $38.5 million to its domestic total. In the states alone, Disney’s latest nostalgia-fueled outing has already brought in nearly $450 million. Amazingly, it’s nearly doubled that total worldwide with another $768 million. That’s good enough to have eclipsed $1 billion with $1.199 billion.
Coming in third this week, Tarantino’s love-letter to ‘Old Hollywood,’ Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, earned another $20 million domestically. Combined with its opening total from last week, Tarantino’s latest has nearly made back its $90 million budget with $78 million so far. Once Upon a Time is already Tarantino’s biggest opening weekend and if it continues to perform like this, it could easily be Tarantino’s highest-grossing film domestically.
Rounding out the top 5, Disney continues its summer stranglehold on the box office. In fourth, Spider-Man: Far From Home added $7.9 million to its domestic total. Though that may not sound like much, it was good enough to push the film’s total over $360 million. And regardless, Disney likely isn’t too worried now that the film’s made over $1 billion globally. And finally, in fifth, Toy Story 4 is nearing the end of a $410 million domestic run by adding another $7.3 million.
Outside the top 5, Yesterday refuses to quit over a month after its release. Sure, its $2.46 million over the weekend isn’t a record-breaking number. But, it’s sitting pretty in the #6 spot with an impressive $67.9 million domestic total to its name. Add in the international markets and Danny Boyle’s $26 million film has made over $115 million globally. It may not have been a GREAT summer at the box office but, this shows that people will still show up for an interesting concept from a good director.
Here’s a full look at the top ten movies at the box office from this weekend:
1. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw – $60 million, $60 million
2. The Lion King – $38.5 million, $431 million
3. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – $20 million, $78.8 million
4. Spider-Man: Far From Home – $7.9 million, $360 million
5. Toy Story 4 – $7.3 million, $410 million
6. Yesterday – $2.46 million, $67.9 million
7. The Farewell – $2.41 million, $6.8 million
8. Crawl – $2.18 million, $36.1 million
9. Aladdin – $2.12 million, $350 million
10. Annabelle Comes Home – $878 thousand, $71.5 million
Domestic totals in bold.
Box office numbers courtesy of Box Office Mojo.