Weekend Box Office Top Ten - 6/23/19
Weekend Box Office Top Ten:
TOY STORY 4 opened at #1 with $118M (Million) domestic and a global debut of $238M. While significantly lower than what Disney expected ($140M+) and what the industry was tracking at ($160-200M range), this is still a solid result for Pixar and there is every expectation this will go on to earn at least $800-900M worldwide though crossing the $1 Billion mark may not happen this time around. Almost every sequel is coming in lower than tracking this summer, and all eyes will be on SPIDER-MAN to see if this trend continues, or if Marvel breaks the slump.
CHILD'S PLAY opened at #2 with a nice $14M debut, and international yet to open on this horror remake. Produced for only $10M plus a modest marketing campaign from United Artists Releasing, this will be a profitable success for all involved.
ALADDIN held at #3 with $12.2M, a decline of only -29.5% from last weekend. The domestic total is now $287.5M (and will definitely cross the $300M mark in the U.S.), and worldwide stands at a hugely impressive $810M. This is a case of a film not slowing down, as audiences across the globe have enjoyed what they've seen and embraced this one much more than the critics, giving Disney a bigger hit than what was initially expected from this live-action musical.
MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL fell sharply at #4 with $10.7M (a decline of -64.2%) to bring the domestic total to $52.6M and worldwide at $182M. Produced for around $95M plus marketing, this should however still reach profitability for Sony thanks to its budget and strong overseas results.
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 is #5 with $10.2M, a domestic total of $117.5M, and $194.6M worldwide. Produced for $80M plus marketing, this Universal release from Illumination will be profitable, but much less than what the studio had hoped for, and down significantly from the original film.
ROCKETMAN is #6 with $5.6M, a domestic total of $77.3M, and $153.4M worldwide, giving Paramount a big hit with this Elton John biopic, which cost only $40M plus marketing, and which continues to play well globally.
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 - PARABELLUM is #7 with $4M, a domestic total of $156M and a global haul of $289.1M, as this film looks set to cross the $300M mark worldwide before the end of its run, a tremendous result for Lionsgate.
GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS fell to #8 with $3.7M, a domestic total of only $102M, and $349.9M worldwide. Produced for $170M plus marketing, this is another sequel which hasn't played even close to the first film in the franchise, and which will end up in the break-even range at best, or outright losing money for Legendary and WB, with GODZILLA VS. KONG in post-production to be released next year.
DARK PHOENIX collapsed to #9 with $3.6M, a domestic total of just $60M and $232.9 globally. Produced for $200M plus marketing, this is a massive financial flop as the Fox take on the Marvel mutants comes to an end.
SHAFT is #10 with $3.5M, and a total of only $15.9M. Produced for $30M by WB, this will be a financial loss.
Next weekend sees the debuts of horror title ANNABELLE COMES HOME from WB, and Universal's Beatles comedy YESTERDAY, ahead of SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME which gets a jumpstart on the 4th of July holiday by opening to midnight shows on Monday July 1st, and a full release on Tuesday July 2nd.