Weekend Box Office (June 28 - 30, 2019)
THIS WEEKEND With no major tentpoles launching, Pixar easily ruled the box office over the final frame of the first half of the year. Its hit toon sequel Toy Story 4 collected an estimated $57.9M over the frame dropping 52% from opening weekend.
The decline was better than the 56% of last summer's entry from the animated studio, Incredibles 2. That film finished with more than three times its opening weekend take. With $236.9M to date, Toy Story 4 still has a shot at ending up at the $400M mark, especially with the Independence Day holiday week coming up. Forky and gang are currently sitting at $496.5M at the global box office.
For those looking for more sinister entertainment, Warner Bros. offered Annabelle Comes Home with a mid-week release which delivered a weekend estimate of $20.4M and a five-day total of $31.2M since Wednesday. The R-rated thriller averaged $5,638 from 3,613 theaters and grossed less over five days than what its two predecessors saw on their regular three-day launches which were both in the $35-37M range.
Danny Boyle's latest film Yesterday featuring the music of The Beatles opened in third place with an estimated $17M from 2,603 locations for a solid $6,531 average. Reviews were good for the R-rated film and the CinemaScore grade came in at a promising A- for Universal.
Leaping over the triple century mark and still sitting in the top five in its sixth weekend was Disney's Aladdin with an estimated $9.3M, down just 29%. Totals are now $305.9M domestic and a stunning $874.2M worldwide.
Sliding 31% was the toon The Secret Life of Pets 2 with an estimated $7.1M and $131.2M overall to date for Universal. Sony's Men in Black: International followed with an estimated $6.6M, down 39%, for $65M to date.
Fans came out in respectable numbers for the expansion of Avengers: Endgame which added new bonus footage and widened from 985 to 2,025 theaters grossing an estimated $5.5M, up 179% from last weekend and back into the top ten in its tenth frame. The revenge-on-Thanos epic lifted its total domestic haul to $841.3M. The global gross rose to $2.761 billion as it sits just $27M shy of matching the all-time box office record set by Avatar.
Horror pic Child's Play saw a sharp tumble of 70% to an estimated $4.3M in its second round for $23.4M overall for United Artists. Paramount's Rocketman held up well despite another music-filled movie arriving dipping 31% to an estimated $3.9M for $84.2M to date.
The action hit John Wick: Chapter 3 rounded out the top ten with an estimated $3.2M in its seventh weekend, off only 22%, giving Lionsgate $161.3M. The Keanu Reeves hit also broke the $300M global mark this weekend with $303.6M and counting, a terrific run during a year when many sequels are underperforming.
The top ten films grossed an estimated $135.1M which was down 19% from last year when Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom stayed at number one with $60.9M; and down 14% from 2017 when Despicable Me 3 debuted on top with $72.4M.
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|#||Title||Jun 28 - 30||Jun 21 - 23||% Chg.||Theaters||Weeks||AVG||Cumulative||Distributor|
|1||Toy Story 4||$ 59,700,331||$ 120,908,065||-50.6||4,575||2||$ 13,049||$ 238,690,140||Disney|
|2||Annabelle Comes Home||20,269,723||3,613||1||5,610||31,104,182||Warner Bros.|
|5||The Secret Life of Pets 2||7,320,435||10,270,955||-28.7||3,353||4||2,183||131,432,435||Universal|
|10||John Wick: Chapter 3||3,249,345||4,085,828||-20.5||1,550||7||2,096||161,389,433||Lionsgate|
|11||Godzilla: King of the Monsters||2,135,771||3,855,801||-44.6||1,370||5||1,559||106,666,722||Warner Bros.|
|18||The Dead Don't Die||530,145||1,163,715||-54.4||552||3||960||5,889,325||Focus|
|19||Kabir Singh||473,000||675,000||-29.9||140||2||3,379||1,590,000||Weekend Cinema|
|20||The Other Side of Heaven 2||454,257||205||1||2,216||454,257||ArtAffects|
|Top 5||$ 114,414,661||$ 169,219,186||-32.4|
|Top 20 vs. 2018||149,353,340||176,583,617||-15.4|
This column is updated three times each week: Thursday (upcoming weekend's summary), Sunday (post-weekend analysis with estimates), and Monday night (actuals). Opinions expressed in this column are those solely of the author.
Last Updated: June 30, 2019 at 12:55PM ET
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