Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home,’ ‘Toy Story 4’ Hold Off ‘Crawl’ and ‘Stuber’

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) - Tom Holland


Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home Closes in on $275M Domestic

Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Far From Home swung to the top of the box office yet again. The superhero sequel, starring Tom Holland, made an estimated $45.3 million over the weekend. That brings its 13-day total to $274.5 million.

Spider-Man: Far From Home continued its momentum after the extended holiday weekend. The latest Marvel sequel only dipped 51.1% thanks to its Tuesday opening. Two years ago, Spider-Man: Homecoming dropped 62.2% in its sophomore frame. Then again, Spider-Man: Far From Home also didn’t contend with War for the Planet of the Apes either. A similar finish to Homecoming barely pushes Spider-Man: Far From Home over the $400 million mark. A run like Ant-Man and the Wasp sends that total down to about $360 million. With Avengers: Endgame out of reach, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Toy Story 4 and The Lion King are competition for the summer silver and bronze. Far From Home may end up being the odd blockbuster out. We’ll have to see how the coming weeks play out.

Toy Story 4 maintained its second place spot. Down 39%, the latest Pixar sequel grossed $20.7 million in its fourth frame. It’s just days away from hitting the $350 million mark. Toy Story 4 continues to run neck-and-neck with Toy Story 3. The 2010 sequel ended up with $415 million. Similar legs to Toy Story 3 and Finding Dory guarantee at least $400 million. Though with The Lion King on deck, Toy Story 4 may take a heavy hit next weekend. But then again, Aladdin only dropped 23.5% when Toy Story 4 opened. Disney’s summer lineup can certainly co-exist with one another. Family-friendly options remain limited to the Disney trio until early August.

Paramount’s Crawl picked up some late momentum over the weekend. Opening in third, Alexandre Aja’s alligator thriller brought in $12.1 million. The R-rated flick was not screened for critics. That’s usually not a good sign. Ironically enough, Crawl ended up being one the summer’s best-reviewed films. Between an 88% on Rotten Tomatoes and “B” CinemaScore, Crawl could have some legs. Could it very well be 2019’s The Shallows? The Blake Lively shark thriller found its way to $55 million in 2016. Without much competition until August, $35-40 million seems plausible.

Fox’s buddy comedy Stuber opened in fourth place. The Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista flick debuted with $8 million. Comedy just isn’t having luck this summer unfortunately. Long Shot, The Hustle, Booksmart and Late Night barely moved the box office dial. And Stuber is facing a similar uphill climb. Even with plenty of buzz from SXSW this past March, reception has been just okay. Rotten Tomatoes critics weren’t crazy for the comedy. Stuber is currently at a 45% on the site. CinemaScore audiences were mixed as well, grading the comedy a “B.” A $20-22 million finish seems likely.

Danny Boyle’s Yesterday dropped two spots to fifth place in its third weekend. Down 32.9%, the Universal musical comedy grossed another $6.8 million. That’s the second-best holdover in the top 15. Only Disney’s live-action Aladdin remake (-21.9%) continues to consistently hold better. Right now, Yesterday stands at $48.3 million and a solid 2.84x multiplier. There’s no doubt that Yesterday will soar over a 3x multiplier and a finish near $60 million. By the end of its run, it’ll join Aladdin, Toy Story 4 and Rocketman as one of the leggiest films of the summer.

Note: These #’s are based on Sunday’s projections and can change with Monday’s actual #’s

#1 – Spider-Man: Far From Home (1)
$45.3 million / $274.5 million total

#2 – Toy Story 4 (2)
$20.7 million / $346.4 million total

#3 – Crawl (NR)
$12.1 million / $12.1 million total

#4 – Stuber (NR)
$8.0 million / $8.0 million total

#5 – Yesterday (3)
$6.8 million / $48.3 million total

Opening Next Week: The Lion King

Source: Box Office Mojo

Written by
Matt Marshall has been reviewing films since 2003, starting with "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." He specializes in home media, including 4K UHD, Blu-ray as well as box office analysis. He has a B.A. in Communications/Journalism from St. John Fisher College and resides in Rochester, NY.

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