“Avengers: Endgame” also sees a bump thanks to special re-release
It’s another good weekend at the box office for Disney, as Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” will easily beat newcomers “Annabelle Comes Home” and “Yesterday” to stay at No. 1 this weekend.
“Toy Story 4” is still performing slightly ahead of “Toy Story 3,” earning an estimated $17 million on its second Friday. Industry estimates now expect a $56 million second weekend, a 54% drop from the film’s $120.9 million opening and a 10-day total of $235 million. By comparison, “Toy Story 3” had a 10-day total of $226.8 million in 2010.
In second is Warner Bros./New Line’s “Annabelle Comes Home,” the sixth film in the “Conjuring” franchise which opened on Wednesday and earned $11 million before the weekend. The horror movie earned $6.6 million on Friday and is projected by industry estimates to earn $19 million over the weekend.
That would give the film a five-day opening of $30 million from 3,613 screens, slightly below the $35 million 3-day opening of “Annabelle: Creation” in 2017 but consistent with WB’s pre-weekend projections. Reception for the film was mixed-to-positive, with critics giving the film a 69% score on Rotten Tomatoes while audiences gave it a B- on CinemaScore, slightly lower than the B given to the two previous “Annabelle” films.
In third is Universal/Working Title’s “Yesterday,” which is opening slightly above tracker expectations with an estimated $16.7 million opening after making $6 million from 2,603 screens on Friday. While critics were somewhat mixed on the Beatles-infused musical romcom with a 60% RT score, audiences were pleased with an A- on CinemaScore and a 4.5/5 rating on Postrak.
“Aladdin” will take the No. 4 spot in its sixth weekend with $9.1 million, pushing its domestic run to $305 million. Universal/Illumination’s “The Secret Life of Pets 2” will take fifth with $6.5 million in its fourth weekend, giving it a domestic total of $130 million.
In seventh is “Avengers: Endgame” with $5.8 million in its tenth weekend, enjoying a small bump from its $2 million total last weekend thanks to a special re-release featuring a deleted scene, a tribute to Stan Lee, and a sneak peek of next week’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” But that bump isn’t expected to push “Avengers: Endgame” past “Avatar” for the all-time global box office record, as the film still needs roughly $30 million to pass the $2.78 billion total earned by James Cameron’s blockbuster.
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