'Spider-Man: Far from Home' Repeats at #1, Nearing $850 Million Worldwide
by Brad Brevet
July 14, 2019
It was a repeat weekend for last week's top two films as Sony's Spider-Man: Far from Home topped the weekend while nearing $850 million globally and Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 found itself in the runner-up position while becoming the fifth largest Pixar release domestically ever. As for the weekend's new wide releases, both played mostly to expectations with Paramount's Crawl finishing in third and Disney's release of Fox's Stuber landing in fourth.
Sony's Spider-Man: Far from Home delivered a repeat performance atop the weekend box office, bringing in an estimated $45.3 million, signaling a -51% drop as its domestic cume now stands just shy of $275 million. Meanwhile, the film added $100 million overseas this weekend, pushing the global cume just shy of $850 million after 17 days of release. Far from Home's $572.5 million international haul now makes it the highest grossing Spider-Man movie internationally, topping Spider-Man 3's $555 million overseas total. China remains the film's top international market where it's estimated cume currently stands at $191.8 million along with South Korea ($49.7m), UK ($28.6m), Mexico ($24.1m), Brazil ($18m), Australia ($20.1m), France ($14.8m), Indonesia ($15.9m), Russia ($17m) and Germany ($11.1m).
In the runner-up position for the second weekend in a row is Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4, dipping -39% for an estimated $20.66 million. The film's domestic cume stands at $346 million as it enters its fourth weekend in release, now ranking as the fifth largest Pixar release domestically of all-time.
Internationally, Toy Story 4 added $48.1 million for an overseas cume that now totals nearly $425 million and a global tally topping $771 million. Among the weekend's new markets, the film debuted in Japan with an estimated $15.3 million, setting the highest Disney Animation/Pixar opening of all-time in the market. The film also opened in Hong Kong with an estimated $4.6 million, which also served as a record for a Disney Animation/Pixar title. The final key market where the film has yet to release is Germany where it will open on August 15.
In third we come to the first of the weekend's two new wide releases in Paramount's R-rated alligator thriller Crawl, which debuted just shy of Mojo's pre-weekend forecast with an estimated $12 million. The performance tops our pre-weekend comp 47 Meters Down, which opened with $11.2 million back in June 2017 before finishing with over $44 million domestically and has a sequel set to hit theaters next month.
Crawl received a "B" CinemaScore from opening day audiences and played to a crowd that was 51% male. Additionally, 64% of the opening weekend audience was aged 25 or older.
Internationally, Crawl debuted in 20 markets and brought in an estimated $4.8 million with Malaysia's $1 million opening leading the way. Upcoming key releases include a July 24 release in France followed by Mexico (Aug 9), Russia (Aug 22), Germany (Aug 22), the UK (Aug 23), Spain (Aug 23) and Brazil (Sep 26).
Disney's release of Fox's R-rated comedy Stuber stumbled into fourth with an estimated $8 million. The film received a "B" CinemaScore from opening day audiences while playing to a crowd that was 56% male and 61% of the overall audience was aged 25 or older.
Internationally, Stuber opened in nine markets with an estimated $3 million. The film's top market is Russia where it opened with $500k with key upcoming openings including Mexico (Jul 26), Germany (Aug 22), Italy (Aug 29), Spain (Sep 13), France (Oct 30) and Brazil (Nov 7).
Rounding out the top five is Universal's Yesterday with an estimated $6.75 million, dropping just -33% as it enters its third week in release. The film's domestic cume now stands at $48.3 million. The film also added another $7.8 million internationally from 42 markets currently in play, pushing the overseas cume over $32 million for a global tally that now stands at $80.5 million.
In limited release, A24's The Farewell debuted in four locations with an estimated $351,330, for the best opening weekend theater average of the year so far, coming in at $87,833 per theater. The film will expand into top markets next weekend, ahead of a nationwide expansion on August 2.
Additionally, Reliance's Bollywood release Super 30 brought in an estimated $923,912 from 317 theaters ($2,915 PTA) while Bleecker's The Art of Self-Defense brought in an estimated $121,000 from seven locations for a $17,297 per theater average. The Art of Self-Defense will be expanding into over 500 locations next weekend. Urban Movie Channel debuted I Got the Hook Up 2 in 37 theaters with an estimated $143,000 ($3,873 PTA); Entertainment Studios's documentary Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable brought in an estimated $250,000 from 205 locations ($1,220 PTA); and IFC's Sword of Trust brought in an estimated $22,512 from two theaters.
Next weekend will belong to Disney's The Lion King, which will open in over 4,500 locations with high expectations for its opening weekend. On that note, The Lion King already began its international roll-out this weekend, opening in China with an estimated $54.7 million and will open in all other international markets next weekend with the U.S. with the exception of Hong Kong, Japan and Italy.
You can check out all of this weekend's estimated results right here and we'll be updating our charts with weekend actuals on Monday afternoon.
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