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Box Office: ‘Toy Story 4’ Bows With $118 Million, ‘Child’s Play’ Is a Distant Second

Jun 24, 2019

Disney/Pixar

“Toy Story 4” easily dominated the box office this weekend with an $118 million debut. While that’s nothing to sneeze at, it’s still well below projections that were closer to $140 million.
It did bow with slightly more than “Toy Story 3″‘s $110 million in 2010. Excellent reviews, winning new characters, and a solid “A” CinemaScore should keep the sequel powering through the summer.
“Toy Story 4” had the fourth-biggest launch for an animated movie, behind “Incredibles 2” ($182 million), “Finding Dory” ($135 million) and “Shrek the Third” ($121 million). And it’s only the third movie this year to make more than $100 million in its opening weekend.  The other two were, not surprisingly, Disney properties as well: “Captain Marvel” and “Avengers: Endgame.”

United Artists

In distant second place was the reboot of “Child’s Play,” in which the murderous doll is voiced by Mark Hamill. It took in $14 million, not bad for a movie that only cost $10 million to produce. Aubrey Plaza and Gabriel Bateman of “Lights Out” star. Audiences gave it a “C+” CinemaScore.

Sony

In its second weekend, “Men in Black: International” had a steep 65% decline from its debut, taking in $10 million to land in fourth place. The fourth “MIB” film has earned $52 million so far.

Lionsgate

Debuting outside the top 10 was the latest Luc Besson action film, “Anna,” another “hot chick assassin movie” from the director of “La Femme Nikita” and “Lucy.” It took in a dismal $3.5 million from 2,114 screens. Russian model Sasha Luss, who previously appeared in Besson’s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” stars.Here are the top 10 estimates for June 21-23, 2019

1. “Toy Story 4,” $118,000,000
2. “Child’s Play” (2019), $14,055,540
3. “Aladdin” (2019),  $12,200,000
4. “Men in Black International,” $10,750,000
5. “The Secret Life of Pets 2,” $10,290,000
6. “Rocketman,” $5,650,000
7. “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum,” $4,075,000
8.”Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” $3,700,000
9. “Dark Phoenix,” $3,600,000
10. “Shaft” (2019), $3,555,000

[Via Variety]

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