News // 'SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME' SETS A NEW RECORD IN ITS DEBUT

Midsommar has the largest indie debut of the year.



After a few weeks of films opening below expectations, Sony's Spider-Man: Far From Home (#1) swung in with a massive $93.6 million debut. And, in its wake, the film set a new record as the largest six-day opening ever for a Tuesday release. It's holiday take came in at $185 million, domestically.


The film also served as the second-widest opening of all time, debuting at 4,634 locations, and it delivered the largest Tuesday opening ever.


Now in second place, last weekend's number one film, Toy Story 4 (#2), continues to be a box office champ. The animated sequel has picked up over $300 million, domestically. It's international total now sits at over $650 million.


Though it wasn't able to debut in the top five, A24's Midsommar (#6) did open as the highest-grossing indie debut of the year. The horror flick opened at $6.56 million for the weekend and $11 million for the entire July 4th holiday calendar. The film also earned a C+ CinemaScore, which may not seem so great, but obscure and original horror films like Midsommar and director Ari Aster's first feature, Hereditary, tend to earn mixed reviews from audiences. The C+ could mean it's just divisive enough to continue drawing crowds.


Leaving the Top Ten are troubled horror reboot Child's Play (#12) and sequel hit John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (#11).


Next weekend, Paramount releases the thriller Crawl while Fox debuts its Sundance comedy, Stuber. Neither are expected to dethrone Spider-Man.


TOP TEN: (bold signifies a new release)


1. SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME - $93.6 million

2. TOY STORY 4 - $34.3 million

3. YESTERDAY - $10.75 million

4. ANNABELLE COMES HOME - $9.75 million

5. ALADDIN - $7.6 million

6. MIDSOMMAR - $6.5 million

7. THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 - $4.76 million

8. MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL - $3.63 million

9. AVENGERS: ENDGAME - $3.1 million

10. ROCKETMAN - $2.77 million


All box office numbers provided by BoxOfficeMojo.com.

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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