Saturday Update: Sony and Marvel Studios remain in first place this weekend as Spider-Man: Far From Home added $13.365 million on Friday, its 11th day of release. With $242.6 million in the bank thus far, the conclusion to Phase 3 of the MCU is 14 percent ahead of the domestic start of Spider-Man: Homecoming ($212.7 million through 11 days). Boxoffice projects a strong $46.1 million sophomore weekend.
Toy Story 4 also continues to hold very well, beginning its fourth frame with $6.254 million yesterday. Having taken in $331.96 million domestically after 22 days, the Pixar sequel is 2 percent ahead of Toy Story 3‘s 22-day total ($324.7 million) back in 2010. Boxoffice projects a $21.7 million weekend.
Crawl is winning the battle among openers this weekend with an estimated $4.33 million opening day. That’s comparable to the $4.37 million first day of 47 Meters Down two summers ago. Look for an opening weekend finish north of $10 million. Meanwhile, Stuber is slightly under-performing against pre-release expectations with a $3.08 million first day, putting it on course of a debut weekend around $8 million.
Among holdovers, as expected, the likes of Yesterday, Aladdin, and Secret Life of Pets 2 are pacing for strong holds this weekend. Early weekend estimates are below with studio updates to follow on Sunday.
Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic)
FRI, JUL. 12 – SUN, JUL. 14
|1||Spider-Man: Far from Home||$46,100,000||-50%||4,634||0||$9,948||$275,329,305||2||Sony / Columbia|
|2||Toy Story 4||$21,700,000||-36%||4,210||-330||$5,154||$347,404,574||4||Disney|
|4||Stuber||$8,000,000||—||3,050||—||$2,623||$8,000,000||1||20th Century Fox|
|7||Annabelle Comes Home||$5,300,000||-44%||3,209||-404||$1,652||$60,510,434||3||Warner Bros.|
|9||The Secret Life of Pets 2||$3,300,000||-29%||2,320||-526||$1,422||$147,337,185||6||Universal|
|10||Men in Black: International||$2,200,000||-42%||1,612||-1104||$1,365||$76,468,597||5||Sony / Columbia|
|13||John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum||$1,300,000||-39%||1,145||-348||$1,135||$167,463,716||9||Lionsgate|
|1||Child’s Play||$590,000||-60%||807||-900||$731||$28,415,516||4||United Artists Releasing|
|2||Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable||$240,000||—||205||—||$1,171||$240,000||1||Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures|
|2||The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith||$140,000||-21%||97||-82||$1,443||$1,268,210||3||ArtAffects Entertainment|
|3||Anna||$92,000||-52%||92||-232||$1,000||$7,505,591||4||Lionsgate / Summit|
|4||Dumbo||$49,000||-20%||92||-11||$533||$114,638,619||16||Walt Disney Pictures|
Friday Report: This weekend’s openers are officially in play as Paramount’s Crawl won the Thursday night showdown with an estimated $1 million start — about 25 percent behind The Shallows‘ $1.33 million start three years ago, but 35 percent ahead of 47 Meters Down ($740K) two summers back. The film’s 88 percent Rotten Tomatoes score could be conducive to a healthy weekend multiple if word of mouth from creature feature fans spreads quickly enough.
Meanwhile, Stuber is off to a comparatively modest start with $750K from last night’s first shows. That’s just over half of Tag‘s $1.325 million Thursday night bow last summer, and less than half of Hitman’s Bodyguard ($1.65 million) and Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates ($1.6 million).
In the mean time, Spider-Man: Far From Home remains on course for a second weekend atop the domestic box office. More updates throughout the weekend.