Toy Story 4 Boxes Up Another Win

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Movie monday Toy Story 4

Little Bo Peep and her plasticine pals from Toy Story 4 sure didn’t look sheepish at the box office. In fact, for the second-straight weekend, the gang from Pixar did its peeping from the chart’s tippy-tippy top.

Toy Story 4 earned an estimated $57.9 million and held off a couple of newcomers to win its sophomore box-office crown. Yep, when it comes to competing movies, you might as well stick a spork in ’em: They’re done.

While Toy Story 4 has underperformed by some metrics, let’s not kid ourselves: The Disney/Pixar flick is a success. Indeed, through two weekends’ worth of work, the animated flick is already the fourth-biggest movie of the year. What does it trail? Three other films by Disney, of course: Avengers: Endgame (No. 1 at $841.3 million), Captain Marvel ($426.8 million) and the live-action remake of Aladdin ($305.9 million). In fact, those four movies are the only ones this year to have earned more than $200 million each. Don’t think Woody’s ol’ pal Andy will have trouble paying for college.

Speaking of toys, über-creepy Annabelle Comes Home crept into second place with a $20.4 million weekend, with the film’s horrific titular doll smiling horrifyingly all the way, I’m sure. The latest entry into The Conjurings extended universe has already ushered $31.2 million into its unsettling folds.

While Toy Story 4 and Annabelle Comes Home finished ahead of Yesterday (the movie, not the day), the musical romance might’ve been the weekend’s biggest success story. Most prognosticators were predicting an $11-14 million weekend for the flick. Now folks are saying it’ll likely crest the $17-million mark. Fans clearly love it, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Aladdin finished fourth this week with $9.3 million. Meanwhile, The Secret Life of Pets 2 continues to claw the furniture in the top five’s living room, scratching its way to another $7.1 million.

There’ll likely be a new No. 1 next week when Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters. But the real story will be by how much: Will superhero fans still flock to see a post-Endgame web-slinger? Stay tuned, my friends. Your friendly neighborhood blog writer will keep you posted.

Who wrote this?

Paul Asay has been writing for Plugged In since 2007 and loves superheroes and finding God in unexpected places. In addition, Paul has also written several books, with his newest—Burning Bush 2.0—recently published by Abingdon Press. When Paul’s not reviewing movies, he hikes with his wife, Wendy, runs marathons with his grown kids, Colin and Emily, and beats back unruly houseplants. Follow him on Twitter @AsayPaul.

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Anonymous 7 months ago

By the way my new list of favorite 2018 movies would go like this:

1. Bohemian Rhapsody

2. Won't You Be My Neighbor?

3. God's Not Dead 3

4. Unbroken: Path to Redemption

5. The 15-17 to Paris

6. The Crimes of Grindewald

7. Incredibles 2

8. Mary Poppins Returns

9. Green Book

10. Paddington 2

11. Peter Rabbit

12. Dog Days

13. Show Dogs

14. Hotel Transylvania 3

15. Disney Channel's Zombies

16. Overboard

17. Teen Titans Go To the Movies

18. Alpha

19. A.X.L.

Anonymous 7 months ago
I saw Green Book this 4th and really enjoyed it. I don't think it should have won Best Picture over Bohemian Rhapsody this year, but still was a very solid movie, and frankly I've seen worse Best Picture winners than Green Book in the past (Slumdog Millionaire, The Departed, No Country for Old Men, Birdman, The King's Speech, The Hurt Locker, even 12 Years a Slave were all worse Best Picture winners in my opinion). Anyway, Green Book was definitely well-acted by the two main leads, was directed well, was quite funny throughout, and was even quite emotional at times too, especially dealing with segregation, and overall was just a really good movie to watch. Again, it's no Bohemian Rhapsody in my mind, but was still very very good and a solid Best Picture winner in my book.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I'm shocked but very pleased about the fact that Aladdin continues to do so well at the box office. I wasn't expecting much if anything from it when I sat down to see it at my local movie theater, but it totally surprised me and I thoroughly enjoyed it way more than I thought I would. Unfortunately Secret Life of Pets 2 isn't doing nearly as well, which is a shame, because while it's no Aladdin or even as wonderful as the first Pets movie was, it's still a sweet little movie that's a nice continuation of the first film and more people should definitely be coming out to see it.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I'm more surprised that Endgame kinda dropped off so suddenly after Aladdin and the other films were released.

 Here's hoping the rerelease of Endgame will finally be the thing to push it over the edge and beat out Avatar as highest grossing movie of all time. (At least until Avatar 2: This time there's Thanos and he's riding the Millennium Falcon to serve you a delicious steak dinner is finally released.)

-Evan
Anonymous 7 months ago
I have zero interest whatsoever in seeing Endgame, but I absolutely love Avatar. From its wonderful visuals to its exciting and interesting storyline Avatar is just plain awesome in my opinion.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Avatar was definitely a style over substance movie in my book. The effects and art direction were beautiful (love the Roger Dean-esque landscapes), but the story was a bit too bland and average for me. But then again, it's been about a decade since I last saw it, so I should go check it out again sometime again soon.

-Evan