“Toy Story 4” Opens At #1 At The Box Office, But Disappoints With An $118 Million Debut; “Endgame” Closes In On Box Office Record
This weekend, “Toy Story 4” brought in $118 million domestically, with an additional $120 million internationally, bringing its worldwide box office total to $238 million.
Although “Toy Story 4” took the number one spot at the box office this weekend, it came in below most analysts expectations. Most analysts had projected a domestic opening of $150-200 million for the opening weekend. Even Disney’s more conservative estimate of $140 million was not met.
Last year at this time, Pixar’s big film was “Incredibles 2” and that brought in a record breaking $183 million at the domestic box office. Previously, “Toy Story 3” opened with an $110 million, but that was back in 2010.
Other Disney-owned properties are still holding their own in the top ten at the box office. “Aladdin” came in 5th place, bringing its worldwide total to $810 million. “Dark Phoenix” came in 9th place, bringing its worldwide total to $233 million.
Meanwhile, “Avengers: Endgame” has brought in $2,750 billion worldwide. Currently, “Avatar” holds the record for the highest grossing movie of all time with $2,778 billion. This means that “Endgame” is only $28 million away from beating “Avatar’s” record. But can it do it?
One thing that may help inflate its box office is that next weekend, Marvel will be re-releasing “Endgame” with an additional 6 minutes of bonus footage during the end credits of the film. This is definitely Marvel’s way of enticing fans to come back to the theater one more time in order to witness never before seen footage.
Also, on the following weekend, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” will open in theaters on July 2nd. This is the first movie to occur after the events of “Endgame” and fans may want to check out “Endgame” one more time in order to get excited for “Spider-Man: Far From Home”.
Will it work? It’s very possible. But keep in mind that “Endgame’s” days in theaters are numbered. It will make its home video debut on July 30th when it is released on digital. Next weekend’s box office results will tell a lot.