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 Conjuring’s 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.