‘Toy Story 4’ tops the weekend box office with $118 million debut
Disney/Pixar(NEW YORK) — Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 topped the weekend box office with a an estimated $118 million debut — a franchise high, topping Toy Story 3‘s $110.3 million opening back in 2010. However, as has been the case with most sequels of late, it opened well below the $140 to $200 Disney had projected.
That said, Toy Story 4 — featuring the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key and Keanu Reeves — posted the fourth-largest animated opening ever. It also notched the third-largest weekend opening of the year, while giving Disney the top four openings of 2019.
Overseas, Toy Story 4 grabbed an estimated $120 million, for a $238 million global debut.
Landing in second place was the second of this week’s debuts, Child’s Play, a remake of the classic 1988 horror flick of the same name, featuring Mark Hamill as the voice of the killer doll Chucky and a live-action performance from Aubrey Plaza. It delivered an estimated $14 million domestically, right at the low end of pre-relaese expectations.
Disney’s Aladdin held on to third place in its fifth week of release, earning an estimated $12.2 million and bringing its totals stateside to just below $288 million. The film’s overseas tally now stands at $522 million, with its worldwide gross now standing at around $810 million.
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The week’s other major release, Anna, starring Russian model/actress Sasha Luss in her first big role, alongside Luke Evans and Helen Mirren, failed to crack the top 10, delivering an estimated $3.5 million.
Men in Black: International fell from first to fourth place in its second week of release, grabbing an estimated $10.75 million. The Secret Life of Pets 2 rounded out the top five with an estimated $10.3 million.
In limited release, Wild Rose earned an estimated $56,183 from four theaters.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated domestic box office earnings:
1. Toy Story 4, $118 million
2. Child’s Play, $14 million
3. Aladdin, $12.2 million
4. Men in Black International, $10.75 million
5. Secret Life of Pets 2, $10.3 million
6. Rocketman, $5.65 million
7. John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, $4 million
8. Godzilla: King of the Monsters, $3.7 million
9. Dark Phoenix, $3.6 million
10. Shaft, $3.55 million
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