Toy Story 4 continues reign over box office

The story of the box office was another dominating performance from Toy Story 4. While some questioned the need for a fourth installment, this latest chapter is finding an inviting audience eager to see Woody, Buzz and the rest of the gang as evidenced by a strong sophomore weekend with $58 million.

In eight days, Toy Story 4 ($196 million) is trending ahead of Toy Story 3 ($185.5 million). The film also easily held off a pair of newcomers and Avengers: Endgame‘s quest to top Avatar on the all-time charts.

Annabelle Comes Home opened to $20 million. That’s the lowest of the three films in the Annabelle franchise by a decent margin. Both previous installments opened to at least $35 million.  While the budget wasn’t announced for this installment, the other two films had a $6 million and $15 million budget so it’s hard to imagine Warner Bros. not making a profit on this one even if it doesn’t reach the heights of its predecessors. Worldwide, Annabelle Comes Home has already brought in another $45 million so any domestic product is gravy at this point.

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At No. 3 was the Beatles inspired film Yesterday with $17 million. With a $26 million budget, this will be a modest hit for Universal. Clocking in at the fourth slot was Aladdin, which added another $9.3 million to its domestic total of $305 million. Worldwide it’s earned another $568 million making it one of the summer’s biggest hits not named Avengers: Endgame. It’s now Will Smith’s third highest grossing film trailing only Independence Day ($306.1 million) and Suicide Squad ($325 million).

The Secret Life of Pets 2 closed the top 5 with $7 million taking its four-week total to $131.2 million Catching the original’s $368 million domestic mark seems dicey, but this is the cost of opening in Toy Story’s path.

With the lure of added bonus footage, Avengers: Endgame brought in another $5.5 million to take its domestic total to $841.3 million. More importantly, this helps bring Avengers to $28 million of surpassing Avatar’s all-time mark. Is it possible? Maybe it will get another boost with the arrival of Spider-Man: Far From Home this coming weekend.

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