Weekend Box Office: ‘Toy Story 4’ Dominates, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Doesn’t Break All-Time Record

     June 30, 2019

toy-story-4-sliceToy Story 4 came to life in its second weekend, dominating the competition with another $57 million haul that brought its domestic total to $237 million. To give you a sense of the skewed expectations for major tentpoles, this actually flies under the expectations for the movie’s second weekend, which initially hovered around the $64 million mark. Worldwide, the Disney Pixar film directed by Josh Cooley has now notched $360 million.

Toy Story 4‘s second-weekend success comes at the expense of another, extremely different toy story. Annabelle Comes Home debuted in second place with a $20.3 million weekend. This marks the lowest opening for a movie set in Warner Bros. and New Line’s Conjuring Universe started by James Wan in 2013, with the other two entries in the deadly doll trio—Annabelle and Annabelle: Creation—opening to $37 million and $35 million. Annabelle Comes Home should be fine in the long run given its assumedly minor budget, but WB will have to keep an eye on those diminishing returns.

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Meanwhile, Danny Boyle‘s Yesterday premiered in third place with $17 million. It’s a bit of a disappointing note to start on given Boyle’s skill, the script from Richard Curtis, and general buzz around a Beatles-focused movie. It’s possible audiences are just getting tired of films built around the classic rock hits they could get from a Spotify playlist, considering Rocketman has only garnered $84 million domestically after five weeks. (Although you can’t ignore the insane success of Bohemian Rhapsody last year.)

Avengers: Endgame continued its bid to become the highest-grossing movie of all time, “returning” to theaters with “new” content this weekend. It looks like the Russo Brothers‘ massive Marvel movie landed just short for now, garnering another $5.5 million domestic and around $2.3 million abroad, leaving it $26 million behind Avatar‘s all-time record.

Speaking of milestones, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum crossed the $300 million mark worldwide over the weekend, a major accomplishment for the Keanu Reeves-led franchise considering the first two entries made $88 million and $171 million worldwide, respectively.

Check out the weekend’s top 10 estimates below, and be back here next week to see if Spider-Man: Far From Home can swing to the top of the box office.

Rank Title Weekend Total
1. Toy Story 4       $57,932,000 $236,921,809
2. Annabelle Comes Home   $20,370,000 $31,204,459
3. Yesterday   $17,000,000 $17,000,000
4. Aladdin (2019)  $9,344,000 $305,861,946
5. The Secret Life of Pets 2  $7,090,000 $131,202,000
6. Men in Black International $6,550,000 $65,030,511
7. Avengers: Endgame  $5,537,000 $841,318,161
8. Child’s Play (2019)       $4,276,607 $23,405,006
9. Rocketman $3,870,000 $84,173,960
10. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum       $3,175,000 $161,315,088

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