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Box Office Report For July 19-21

Welcome back one and all to the weekly box office report! As always, each and every Sunday you can expect a look at what made the most money in theaters, as well as just how all of the new releases fared. This week, the newest Disney remaking of an animated classic opened in The Lion King, poised to dominate the competition, perhaps even with a history making haul. Plus, was this the weekend where Avengers: Endgame finally passed Avatar to become the worldwide box office champion? Spoiler alert: it did. How did all of the other titles do, you might ask? Let us take a look right now at just that…

Taking the top spot this week, with immense ease, is The Lion King. In fact, the estimated $185 million was good enough to make this the biggest opening weekend in history for the month of July. Setting that record is the good start for the Disney remake, which should dominate the box office, among family offerings at least, for a solid bit of time.

Falling to number two was last week’s champ, the Marvel flick Spider-Man: Far From Home. $21 million more was added to its coffers, which actually brings the MCU offering to nearly $1 billion globally. Suffice it to say, Disney is having an excellent time today, as you’ll see more about below.

At last, Avengers: Endgame passed Avatar. At San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige announced that the MCU flagship title finally became the biggest film of all time. Another almost $1.2 million got it over the hump, with $2.79 billion to date. The run in theaters is almost over, so it can now have the all time title on its mantle before doing so. Congrats.

Making big expansions were The Art of Self-Defense and The Farewell. Both made over $1 million and could see some more money come their way in the weeks to come. The former did so in pseudo wide release, while the latter did so while still early on its platform one, so expect plenty more there for the movie.

Among other indie/limited release titles, David Crosby: Remember My Name opened to 41K from four screens, while A Faithful Man made only a little over 7K on a single screen…

Here now is what the top ten looked like at the box office for this weekend:

1. The Lion King – $185,000,000

2. Spider-Man: Far From Home – $21,000,000

3. Toy Story 4 – $14,600,000

4. Crawl – $6,000,000

5. Yesterday – $5,100,000

6. Stuber – $4,000,000

7. Aladdin – $3,800,000

8. Annabelle Comes Home – $2,660,000

9. Midsommar – $1,599,155

10. The Secret Life of Pets 2 – $1,530,000

Beyond the top ten, here’s some further results at the box office:

11. Avengers: Endgame – $1,199,000

12. The Farewell – $1,171,570

13. The Art of Self-Defense – $1,055,658

14. Rocketman – $980,000

15. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – $660,000

16. Men in Black: International – $505,000

17. Super 30 – $445,674

18. Maiden – $255,715

19. Wild Rose – $255,000

20. The Last Black Man in San Francisco – $249,918

21. Pavarotti – $230,000

22. Echo in the Canyon – $207,459

23. X-Men: Dark Phoenix – $183,000

24. Late Night – $153,544

25. Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love – $122,665

26. Apollo 11 – $75,000

27. Biggest Little Farm – $62,750

28. Sword of Trust – $62,714

29. Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable – $55,000

30. Anna – $50,000

Until next weekend folks!

About Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He contributes to several other film-related websites and is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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