Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” continued to rule the box office toy box for its second weekend in a row. It brought in $58 million domestically (only a 52% drop from opening weekend) and $81M overseas as air conditioning offered a nice respite from a summer heatwave.
Next week the Toy Story gang faces down the web-slinger in “Spider-Man: Far From Home” domestically. The Sony/Marvel movie already opened in a few overseas territories (China, Japan, Hong Kong) where it has snared $111M in its web.
So far Toy Story 4 has earned a very respectable $237M domestically, pacing slightly ahead of Toy Story 3, and $260M overseas. The movie is expected to pass the $500M mark worldwide today.
What people really want to know is can Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” catch up to and pass “Avatar” with its recent extension of time at the the theaters featuring an end credit with deleted footage. After this weekend’s take of nearly $6M domestically, Endgame’s total is $2.76 billion, that’s just $20 million shy of Avatar. It’s going to be close, but the movie might see another lift from those who want to view Endgame and Spider-Man back to back.
Finally, congrats to Will Smith who recently played The Genie in Disney’s Aladdin live-action adaption. That movie recently passed Independence Day‘s box office total becoming Smith’s biggest movie of all time at $874M worldwide.