Spider-Man: Far From Relinquishing No. 1


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.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait to see The Lion King this weekend, but to tide me over I went and saw Smallfoot today and thought it was mostly cute obnoxious fun, just with a huge sledgehammer telling everyone in the theater to question literally everything they've ever known. From their religion, to their way of life, to their very existence of how they came to be. It wasn't a bad film by any means, just was unexpectedly thoughtful throughout, which may or may not be a good thing depending on how you look at it.
The Kenosha Kid More than 1 year ago
Sounds like a good message to me! The unexamined life is not worth living.

-- The Kenosha Kid
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I suppose it's good to question some things, but not what the bible says. The bible is truth defined, and no one should ever question it. Parts of the movie were certainly entertaining, but other parts seemed downright blasphemous to me.
The Kenosha Kid More than 1 year ago
We'll have to disagree there, but that's OK. Have a good one.

-- The Kenosha Kid
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Posted by First Comment Guy

Judging from the initial reviews, it sounds like the lion king remake is one worth skipping.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It definitely should not be skipped in my opinion. The level of detail throughout is simply mindblowing.