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Toy Story 4 retains US top spot with second weekend $58 million

Toy Story 4

Story by Jack Foley

PIXAR and Disney’s Toy Story 4 remained at the top of the US box office in its second weekend, comfortably fending off new offerings Annabelle Comes Home and Yesterday.

The animated family film also raced past the $200 million mark in the US and cleared an impressive $496.5 million worldwide.

Its North American total after 10 days is a strong $236.9 million, while overseas, Toy Story 4 has grossed $259.6 million to date. And while some pundits may highlight the fact that it is performing below pre-release tracking, the figures are still mightily impressive for a fourth film in a franchise, meaning that the Toy Story characters remain popular favourites with audiences of all ages.

Coming in behind Toy Story was horror sequel Annabelle Comes Home, which came in second place with estimated weekend earnings of $20.4 million for a five-day debut of $31.2 million, in line with expectations.

Internationally, it opened to $45 million from 63 markets for a worldwide total of $76.2 million.

The figure marked the lowest US weekend opening of any title in the Conjuring universe despite a solid showing in its own right.

Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson reprise their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren from the Conjuring films, while Gary Dauberman directed from a screenplay co-written by James Wan.

Following in third place was the Danny Boyle directed, Richard Curtis scripted Yesterday, which enjoyed a better than expected opening with $17 million – Boyle’s biggest opening to date in the US.

The film tells the story of a young man who wakes up in a Beatles-free world and gets to pretend he wrote their songs. Newcomer Hamish Patel stars.

Elsewhere at the US box office, more headlines were being made among holdover titles.

Avengers: Endgame continued its battle to pass up Avatar and become the top-grossing film of all time globally by moving back into cinemas with an all-new director intro and new footage. It helped the film to earn a further $5.5 million in the US and $2.3 million overseas for a total of $2.76 billion – less than $30 million behind Avatar‘s $2.79 billion, not adjusted for inflation.

Another Disney title, Aladdin, also remained high up on the chart as it cleared $300 million in the US and neared $900 million globally, finishing Sunday with a global hual of $874.2 million, including $305.9 million from the US alone.

And Keanu Reeves’ John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum crossed the $300 million mark worldwide. Its current global total is $303.6 million.