This week, Disney and Pixar’s latest, Toy Story 4 held strong in the top spot despite bringing in only about half as much as it did last week when it opened. It still managed a healthy $57.9 million, pushing its domestic total north of $230 million. With the summer box office somewhat stalling this year and no real competition other than Spider-Man: Far From Home I don’t see Woody, Buzz, and the gang going anywhere, anytime soon. (Check out Def Pen’s review of Toy Story 4 here.)
In second this week, The Conjuring Universe continued growing as Annabelle Comes Home hit theaters to the tune of $20.3 million. Add in another $11 million thanks to its mid-week opening and the second doll-based horror film of the summer has made $31.2 million so far domestically. Mostly mixed reviews won’t help this film gain too much traction in the coming weeks. But, even if it’s budget is on the high end of projections ($20-25 million), the film’s worldwide haul of $78.4 million is already a win for the studio.
Another newcomer, Yesterday landed in third this week with $17 million. Danny Boyle’s musical romantic comedy about The Beatles’ mysteriously disappearing from history has also received mixed reviews. Though, even the most negative takes have praised Boyle’s direction and the script’s light-hearted fun. I think it was solid summer romp with fun performances across the board and I see this gaining at least another $20 million before leaving theaters.
Rounding out the top five this week are Aladdin and The Secret Life of Pets 2. In fourth, Aladdin added another $9.3 million to it’s total stateside. Not the strongest pull I know, but, the fact that the film hasn’t left the top five in the 6 weeks since its release is saying something. It’s now made over $300 million in the U.S. alone. And finally, in fifth, TSLoP2 added another $7 million, pushing its total to a respectable $131.2 million.
And, on this week’s edition of Avengers-Watch, I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is that Marvel’s re-release of Avengers: Endgame worked in closing the gap between our heroes and Avatar. The bad news is, the MCU epic is about $25 million short of the record. Hopefully, for Marvel’s sake, Spider-Man: Far From Home gives Endgame the last push it needs to get over the Avatar hump. Be sure to stay plugged into Def Pen, we’ll keep track of Endgame‘s total all week.
Here’s a full look at the top ten movies at the box office from this weekend:
1. Toy Story 4 – $57.9 million, $236.9 million
2. Annabelle Comes Home – $20.3 million, $31.2 million
3. Yesterday – $17 million, $17 million
4. Aladdin – $9.3 million, $305.8 million
5. The Secret Life of Pets 2 – $7 million, $131.2 million
6. Men in Black International – $6.5 million, $65 million
7. Avengers: Endgame – $5.5 million, $841.3 million
8. Child’s Play – $4.2 million, $23.4 million
9. Rocketman – $3.8 million, $84.1 million
10. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – $3.1 million, $161.3 million
Domestic totals in bold.
Box office numbers courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
Check out last week’s box office totals here.