BOX OFFICE REPORT
July 5-7, 2019
(estimates from BoxOfficeMojo.com)
|Spider-Man: Far from Home||$93.6 million|
|Toy Story 4||$34.3 million|
|Annabelle Comes Home||$9.7 million|
With an estimated $93.6 million, Spider-Man: Far from Home opened with nearly $25 million less than Homecoming. But that's only because so many people saw it before the weekend. In just six days, Far from Home has already racked up $185 million domestically and more than $580 million worldwide. That's already better than Homecoming managed in its first week. Even with a steep drop in its second weekend, Homecoming had (daddy) long legs, becoming one of the three biggest movies of summer 2017. With another weekend to dominate before The Lion King comes to rule the savanna, Far from Home should have no trouble repeating that feat.
Toy Story 4 dropped to second while crossing $300 million. With a soft drop of just 42.5 percent, it will surpass Aladdin next week to become the third-biggest movie of the year so far. Though of course, this means that the top four movies of 2019 are all Disney properties, which will be unlikely to change by year's end. It will be seven of 10 when all the receipts are counted. Aren't monopolies fun?
Yesterday fell just 36.8 percent, sticking at No. 3. It's already made back its budget, and continues to do great business in the U.K. Annabelle Comes Home dropped to fourth place, and with its steep decline, it's likely to be the lowest-grossing movie in the Conjuring universe. Aladdin held on tight (and didn't dare close its eyes) with another strong weekend. It's now at $320 million domestic and inching closer to $1 billion worldwide.
Outside the top 5:
- This Weekend's Indie Champ: Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love. The documentary about the love affair between singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen and his muse Marianne Ihlen. Another successful music doc, it averaged $11,078 on its four screens.
- Midsommar, Ari Aster's follow-up to Hereditary, won't be the horror breakout of the summer. With $10.9 million since opening late Tuesday, it's already made back its budget. But with a mere $6.5 million this weekend, that's among the worst wide debuts of the year.
- Child's Play is sinking like a stone. It shed 1,300 in its third weekend and made only $1.4 million. This likely won't even cross $30 million now, which would be less than the original from 30 years ago.
An odd lull in the summer movie season, as the only new wide releases are both R-rated films with bad (or non-existent reviews). The action comedy Stuber and the creature feature Crawl will barely get to $10 million each, which would only be good for third. Both were cheap to produce, but none will be talked about much after August gets here.