Spider-Man scales the competition, crossing the $800 million mark worldwide
Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Far From Home held onto #1 spot at the domestic box office this weekend, bringing in $45.3 million, bringing its domestic total to $274.5 million. Compared to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, the sequel is outpacing its predecessor, having brought in $50 million more after just 13 days of release and already crossing the 2017 film internationally. Overseas the movie brought in an additional $100 million this weekend, bringing its international total to $572.5 million (higher already than Homecoming‘s $545 million), and giving it a global total of $847 million (just behind Homecoming‘s $880 million.)
Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 stood in second place, adding another $20.66 million to its domestic haul which now sits at $346.4 million, making it the third highest grossing movie of the year after passing Aladdin. Internationally the movie added another $48.1 million giving it an international total of $424.7 million and a global total of $771.1 million. Though now the second highest grossing Toy Story movie both worldwide and domestic, with inflation adjustments accounted for, the sequel remains the lowest grossing of the series.
Paramount Pictures’ creature feature Crawl opened in third place for the weekend, debuting with an estimated $12 million which just about covers the film’s reported budget of $13.5 million. Internationally the movie brought in $4.8 million, giving it a global opening of $16.8 million. The opening is remarkably on par with director Alex Aja’s filmography, including his OTHER terror-in-the-water film Piranha 3D which opened to $10.1 million in 2010.
20th Century Fox’s action-comedy Stuber opened with $8 million domestically and $3 million internationally. The film stars comedian Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista.
Danny Boyle’s Beatles-inspired movie Yesterday slipped into fifth place, dropping just 32.9% and bringing in $6.75 million and giving it a domestic total of $48.3 million. Internationally the film has brought in $32.2 million for a worldwide total of $80 million. Produced on a reported budget of $26 million, the fantasy rom-com has maintained good legs since its debut and will cross the $50 million mark in the US in the coming days.
Elsewhere at the box office:
Disney’s The Lion King opened in China with $54.7 million, exceeding the opening weekend debut of other Disney remakes for The Jungle Book ($46.5M), Beauty and the Beast ($45.2M) and Aladdin ($18.8M) in the Middle Kingdom.
With a global weekend of $20.5 million, Aladdin now sits at $960.2 million worldwide.
A24’s The Farewell opened on just four screens but brought in $351,330 for an average of $87,833 per screen, the highest of the year.