Saturday Update: Toy Story 4 is heading for another first place finish this weekend, as expected, with Disney reporting a $17.04 million Friday. That brings the hit sequel’s domestic total to $196.0 million through four days of play, 6 percent ahead of the eight-day pace of Toy Story 3 nine years ago ($185.5 million). With yesterday’s earnings, Boxoffice projects the sophomore frame will land around $56 million.
Annabelle Comes Home is pacing to take second place this weekend as it added $6.6 million in its third day of release, climbing to $17.4 million since its domestic Wednesday debut. Although it’s performing slightly below our pre-release forecasts as it paces 13 percent behind the three-day total of The First Purge last year ($19.965 million), the film is still in very profitable territory and continues the Conjuring franchise’s sustained success. Boxoffice projects around a $20 million weekend, which would net a five-day opening north of $30 million stateside. Internationally, the WB/New Line pic stands at $21.1 million through Friday.
Opening in a strong third place, Universal’s Yesterday scored $6.06 million on opening day Friday (including Thursday night’s earnings). Director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Richard Curtis’s love letter to Beatles fans marks the latest musically-driven success on the big screen. As the film looks to over-perform against pre-release tracking and expectations, we’re expecting between $16 million and $17 million this weekend.
Meanwhile, Avengers: Endgame‘s expansion to 2,025 yielded $1.864 million on Friday and brings the domestic haul to $837.65 million. We’re projecting a $6 million+ domestic weekend. Disney hasn’t provided a global update as of this report, but if a similarly strong increase was seen from major markets internationally, the Marvel epic is now a few steps closer to reaching its goal of toppling Avatar‘s $2.788 billion worldwide record. Endgame stood at $2.752 billion before Friday.
Early domestic weekend estimates are below. Studio updates to follow on Sunday.
Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic)
FRI, JUN. 28 – SUN, JUN. 30
|1||Toy Story 4||$56,000,000||-54%||4,575||0||$12,240||$234,989,809||2||Disney|
|2||Annabelle Comes Home||$20,500,000||—||3,613||—||$5,674||$31,334,459||1||Warner Bros.|
|5||The Secret Life of Pets 2||$6,700,000||-35%||3,353||-451||$1,998||$130,812,000||4||Universal|
|7||Men in Black: International||$6,100,000||-43%||3,663||-561||$1,665||$64,580,511||3||Sony / Columbia|
|8||Child’s Play||$4,400,000||-69%||3,007||0||$1,463||$23,528,399||2||United Artists Releasing|
|10||John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum||$2,900,000||-29%||1,550||-57||$1,871||$161,040,088||7||Lionsgate|
|11||Godzilla: King of the Monsters||$2,000,000||-48%||1,370||-998||$1,460||$106,530,951||5||Warner Bros.|
|13||Anna||$1,400,000||-61%||2,114||0||$662||$6,631,309||2||Lionsgate / Summit|
|2||The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith||$675,000||—||205||—||$3,293||$675,000||1||ArtAffects Entertainment|
|3||Ma (2019)||$480,000||-58%||468||-394||$1,026||$44,677,700||5||Universal Pictures|
|4||Dumbo||$80,000||-33%||120||-20||$667||$114,424,069||14||Walt Disney Pictures|
|2||Breakthrough||$20,000||-48%||54||-18||$370||$40,694,266||11||20th Century Fox|
Friday Report: Warner Bros. and New Line’s Annabelle Comes Home added $3.635 million on Thursday after its $7.19 million opening day Wednesday, giving the horror franchise sequel a two-day domestic haul of $10.822 million going into the weekend. Comparisons are limited at this point given the mid-week opening, fan following, and proximity to next week’s holiday corridor, but the film currently stands 22 percent behind the two-day pace of last year’s The First Purge, which also opened on a Wednesday (although it was the Fourth of July).
Meanwhile, Yesterday bowed last night to an estimated $1.25 million from shows beginning at 7pm in 2,200 locations. That’s not far off from the $1.75 million earned by Rocketman‘s Thursday night shows last month (which excluded $580K in Fandango preview earnings from a previous night).
More updates to follow throughout the weekend as Toy Story 4 is again expected to reign atop the box office.
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