News // 'TOY STORY 4' DEBUTS AT A FRANCHISE HIGH

Child's Play stumbles into second place.



Disney and Pixar did their part in rescuing the year's down-spiraling box office year with Toy Story 4 (#1) opening to $120.9 million, domestically. That number gave it a clear first place debut while also setting a new franchise record. In 2010, Toy Story 3 opened to $110 million. That being said, the studio projections put the weekend at topping $140 million, so it's nearly $20 million less signals audiences may be waning on the idea of so many sequels in one calendar year.


Toy Story 4 should hold onto the family market for quite some time as its only major competition will be The Lion King reboot until The Angry Birds Movie 2 comes out in August.


United Artist opened its retread of Child's Play (#2), earning a second-place debut with just $14 million. The film earned just a C+ CinemaScore, which means it will probably not track any higher than its opening weekend. This rings especially true since Annabelle Comes Home premieres next week, which will steal any other potential audience.


Anna (#9), an action thriller from Lionsgate and Summit, barely made the Top Ten, debuting with just $3.6 million.


In limited release, Neon's Wild Rose (#29) hit $56,183 from four theaters. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (#32) hit $44,000. And, Metrograph's re-release of Luca Guadagnino's A Bigger Splash (#42) earned $18,000 from one location in New York.


Leaving the Top Ten this week are relative newcomers Shaft (#11) and Late Night (#12) and horror flick Ma (#15).


Next weekend, Annabelle Comes Home will try to topple Toy Story 4 while Danny Boyle's Yesterday should pull in a decent amount from over 2,600 screens.


TOP TEN: (bold signifies a new release)


1. TOY STORY 4 - $120.9 million

2. CHILD'S PLAY - $14 million

3. ALADDIN - $13.2 million

4. MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL - $10.7 million

5. THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 - $10.27 million

6. ROCKETMAN - $5.6 million

7. JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 - PARABELLUM - $4 million

8. GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS - $3.85 million

9. ANNA - $3.6 million

10. DARK PHOENIX - $3.5 million


All box office numbers provided by BoxOfficeMojo.com.

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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