Spider-Man: Far From Home: Strong and Sticky as it repeats at #1
Spider-Man: Far From Home Holds on to Top Spot at the Box Office
Disney continues to dominate the global box office as 'Spider-Man: Far from Home' approaches a global haul of $850m, 'Toy Story 4' targets $800m this week, 'Aladdin' (2019) is in sight of the $1bn mark and 'Avengers: Endgame' can surpass 'Avatar' if it can find another $7.165m. Plus, 'The Lion King' (2019) hits theatres this week and is tracking to score a $150m North American opening weekend after debuting to $54.7m in China.
Domestic Box Office (est.) 12 to 14 July:
1. Spider-Man: Far from Home $45.3m
2. Toy Story 4 $20.66m
3. Crawl $12m (N/R)
4. Stuber $8.04m (N/R)
5. Yesterday $6.75m
(N/R) = New Release
Spider-Man: Far from Home:
Sony/Marvel Studio's 'Spider-Man: Far from Home' held on to the top spot this weekend dropping off -51.1% for a domestic haul of $45.3m. Launching on a Tuesday, the film's 3-day debut ($92.57m) was lower than it would have been had it opened with previews on a Thursday meaning it did a lot of fan-generated business up front. Would the drop-off have been steeper had it opened to $150m during a more traditional window? Perhaps, yet, it also may have done more in its second 3-day weekend without the early start drawing in the MCU crowd early. Either way, the latest entry into the MCU has generated $274.5m at the domestic box office and $572.5m from international markets for a worldwide gross of $847m after 13 days. Currently, the champion of the franchise is 'Spider-Man 3' with $890.9m (unadjusted).
Toy Story 4:
Taking the second spot for the weekend was another Disney production, Disney/Pixar's 'Toy Story 4'. Over its fourth-weekend, the fourth film in the iconic Pixar franchise dropped-off -39% pulling in another $20.66m to take its domestic tally to $346.3m. With $424.7m from international markets, the movie has now grossed $771m worldwide, which makes it another huge hit for its parent studio. However, it's still way off the pace of 'The Incredibles 2' which generated $44.2m from its fourth weekend in North America going on to finish on $608.5m (domestic) and $1.24bn globally.
There were no blockbusters to challenge 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' over the weekend, instead the competition came from more modest crowdpleasers. Paramount's R-rated alligator thriller 'Crawl', produced by Sam Raimi, managed to deliver some much-needed freshness. Starring
Kaya Scodelario and Barry Pepper, and directed by Alexandre Aja, 'Crawl' pulled in $16.8m worldwide ($12m domestic, plus, only 20 international markets) against a $13.5m production budget and could be this summer's word of mouth sleeper hit, but only time will tell.
Currently, the movie holds an 88% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 78% from audiences.
Back to Disney. Disney's release of Fox's R-rated comedy 'Stuber', starring Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani, debuted to $8.04m at the domestic box office with $3m from 9 international markets.
Universal's 'Yesterday' dropped-off -32.9% over its thrid-weekend adding $6.75m to its domestic tally. Currently, the movie has accumulated $80.5m worldwide against a $26m production budget.
Worldwide Top 5 2019 so far...
1. Avengers: Endgame $2,780,800,139
2. Captain Marvel $1,128,274,794
3. Aladdin (2019) $960,189,720
4. Spider-Man: Far from Home $847,029,305
5. Toy Story 4 $771,069,57
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