Last weekend saw Marvel Studios dominate the box office with Spider-Man: Far from Home. The latest entry in the MCU brought in more than $500 million in its opening days, with Marvel getting the jump on the competition by releasing the movie early on in the week. Unfortunately for newcomers such as the action/comedy Stuber and the alligator horror flick Crawl, Spidey is once again going to clean up this weekend and will leave the competition in the dust.
Spider-Man: Far From Home, which is directed by Jon Watts, is looking to easily take the top spot at the box office again in its second frame. Critics and moviegoers alike have responded very kindly to Tom Holland’s latest solo adventure in the MCU, which features Jake Gyllenhaal as the fan-favorite villain Mysterio. The movie has already amassed $603 million worldwide as of this writing and looks to add another $42 to $50 million domestically to its rapidly growing total. Needless to say, this is another massive hit for Marvel in a year that has already seen the studio unleash Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame.
Speaking of Avengers: Endgame, the movie is now roughly $15 million away from overpassing Avatar to become the highest-grossing movie of all time. It should bring in another $2 million domestically, in part thanks to the recent re-release, which includes some additional, post-credit footage. It’s going to be very close in terms of whether or not Captain American and the gang can actually catch Avatar or not.
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As or this week’s new entries, Stuber will bring in the most money. The Michael Dowse-directed buddy cop comedy is one of the projects that Disney inherited from Fox. As such, it will serve as Disney’s first R-rated release in six years. The movie stars Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani in the lead roles, with Nanjiani playing an Uber driver who must cart around Bautista, who is playing a cop that recently had eye surgery. It’s been met with a mixed response, currently boasting a 44 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Forecasts have it bringing in between $15 and $20 million, which will put it in the number three spot for the weekend.
Coming in just behind that will be Crawl, which comes from director Alexandre Aja and is produced by Sam Raimi. The movie centers on a family who is trapped during a hurricane and is threatened by deadly alligators. This one has earned some solid buzz and is looking to a debut of between $10 and $14 million, which isn’t a bad start for a movie of this size.
Disney will also have Toy Story 4 in the top five, likely in the number two spot, with around $17 million. Danny Boyle’s Beatles-themed musical Yesterday should round out the top five with around $6 million. Be sure to check out our full list of weekend box office predictions below and check back with us on Sunday for the weekend estimates. Numbers used in this report were provided by Box Office Mojo.
|1||Spider-Man: Far from Home|
|2||Toy Story 4|
|7||Annabelle Comes Home|
|9||The Secret Life of Pets 2|