This weekend saw the return of everyone’s favorite talking toys in Toy Story 4 (check out our review here). Woody and the gang performed slightly below expectations by opening to $118 million domestically. However, that’s still more than $100 million more than second place and the biggest opening all-time for a G-rated movie. So, I’d say Disney’s still pretty happy with the result, even if its a little lower than they expected.
Speaking of second place, Woody and Buzz weren’t the only toys to make their big-screen return this weekend as Chucky came back to life in the Child’s Play reboot. The horror movie came in well below Toy Story 4 with just $14 million earned domestically. Middling reviews of the reboot probably won’t help it make an extended run over the next few weeks though. However, considering it hasn’t opened in any international markets and already broke it’s reported $10 million budget, I expect we’ll be getting a sequel.
In third this week, Aladdin holds firm, adding another $12.2 million to its U.S. total. This may be the final week of it but, Aladdin has quietly been putting together an impressive extended run. It has landed in the top 5 films at the box office for 5 weeks now and racked up $287.5 million domestically. Add in the international markets and Aladdin is sitting pretty at $810 million. You know what they say I guess, slow and steady wins the race. (I guess in this case Disney owns both the rabbit and the turtle in Avengers: Endgame and Aladdin but, still impressive.)
Rounding out the top five this week are Men in Black: International and The Secret Life of Pets 2, respectively. Men in Black: International added another $10.7 million to its total, which is now up to just $52.6 million, stateside. Things aren’t looking good for the ill-advised revival either. With Avengers: Endgame re-releasing next weekend and a full summer after that, I doubt it’ll be able to make up any ground in this race. Not to mention the fact that it only beat out The Secret Life of Pets 2, which has been out a week longer, by about $500K. Speaking of, TSLoP2 added another $10.2 million to its total, bumping that to $117.5 million.
And finally, outside the top films this week, Avengers: Endgame fell from the top 10 for the first time since it released. It made a paltry $1.8 million at the domestic box office in its 9th week and ultimately sits about $40 million shy of Avatar‘s all-time record of $2.78 billion. However, with the film slated for an extended re-release next weekend and Spider-Man: Far From Home landing a week later, I think it’ll break the magic number within a month.
Here’s a full look at the top ten movies at the box office from this weekend:
1. Toy Story 4 – $118 million, $118 million
2. Child’s Play – $14 million, $14 million
3. Aladdin – $12.2 million, $287.5 million
4. Men in Black: International – $10.7 million, $52.6 million
5. The Secret Life of Pets 2 – $10.2 million, $117.5 million
6. Rocketman – $5.6 million, $77.3 million
7. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – $4 million, $156 million
8. Godzilla: King of the Monsters – $3.7 million, $102.3 million
9. Dark Phoenix – $3.6 million, $60.1 million
10. Shaft – $3.5 million, $15.9 million
Domestic totals in bold.
Box office numbers courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
Check out last week’s box office totals here.