Another weekend. Another superhero movie on top.
Spider-Man: Far From Home faced little real competition during its second weekend in theaters. Oh sure, there were a couple new R-rated films at the multiplex (which I’ll get to in a minute). But they were never going to challenge Marvel’s red-and-blue icon for box-office supremacy.
Result? The top two slots are the same as they were last week. Spider-Man: Far From Home webbed its way to an estimated $45.3 million, which puts the film’s domestic take thus far at about $275 million after 13 days in theaters. Toss in the international market, and the film is closing in on $850 million total, according to Box Office Mojo. Not bad for a teen hero who just wanted to take a European vacation and leave all that wall-crawling stuff behind.
The runner-up spot was once again anchored by Toy Story 4, now in its fourth week in theaters. Woody and the gang rode off with another $20.7 million, to push what is supposedly the last Toy Story movie to $346.4 million domestically and $771.1 million with international screens thrown in.
Now, about those newcomers I mentioned. The horror thriller Crawl—which focuses on two people desperately trying to outwit hungry, pesky alligators during a Florida hurricane—uh, crawled (sorry, couldn’t resist) to a $12 million debut. Mainstream critics loved this one, dishing out a surprisingly generous 88% Freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Plugged In, in contrast, thought a couple of small edits to language and gore could’ve brought this nail-biter back into PG-13 territory.
It would’ve taken more than a few edits to accomplish the same feat with the No. 4 entry this week. The R-rated buddy-cop flick Stuber—starring former pro wrestler-turned-actor Dave Bautista (best known for his role as Drax in the Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers franchises) and Pakistani-American comedian Kumail Nanjiani—made an estimated $8 million in its opening frame.
Rounding out the top five this weekend was the Beatles-esque fable Yesterday, which added another $6.8 million to its coffers.
Despite the last couple of weeks’ stability at the top of the charts, we can expect a shake up when Disney’s live-action Lion King remake roars into theaters later this week.