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Box Office Report For July 26-28

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 ninth film from Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, opened up, hoping to take a bite out of the second week haul of The Lion King. Throw in some holdovers and there was potential for some big numbers. How did all of the titles do, you might ask? Let us take a look right now at just that…

Repeating as champion, which was fully expected, we have The Lion King. Disney is just printing money with this new version of the animated classic. Another $75.5 million gives the juggernaut $350 million domestically to date, with plenty more to come. The Mouse will certainly keep doing these remakes when they can mint the GDP of a small country each time they make one, so look for plenty more in the years to come.

Opening at number two and demonstrating the best opening of Quentin Tarantino’s career, was Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Positioning itself as really the only tentpole summer offering aimed at adults and one of the first true Academy Award hopefuls of 2019, the movie took in an estimated $40.3 million. That’s the best for a Tarantino flick to date and suggests that it should easily end up crossing the $100 million mark in the weeks to come. Next stop? In all likelihood, is Oscar!

With those two taking up most of the oxygen, the other notable situation in the top ten was The Farewell again doing well with another expansion. The film made it to number ten with another $1.5 million or so. A24 has an independent hit on their hands, that’s for sure.

Among indie/limited release titles, Honeyland opened to just under 30K from a pair of screens, Mike Wallace is Here took in 19K or so on three screens, while For Sama made only a little over 9K on a trio of single screens as well…

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

1. The Lion King – $75,524,000

6. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – $40,350,000

3. Spider-Man: Far From Home – $12,200,000

4. Toy Story 4 – $9,872,000

5. Crawl – $4,000,000

6. Yesterday – $3,000,000

7. Aladdin – $2,788,000

8. Stuber – $1,679,000

9. Annabelle Comes Home – $1,560,000

10. The Farewell – $1,553,864

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

11. The Secret Life of Pets 2 – $880,000

12. Avengers: Endgame – $824,000

13. Midsommar – $720,775

14. Rocketman – $450,000

15. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – $440,000

16. The Art of Self-Defense – $311,317

17. Maiden – $204,858

18. Super 30 – $189,224

19. Pavarotti – $135,000

20. The Last Black Man in San Francisco – $133,800

21. Echo in the Canyon – $118,000

22. X-Men: Dark Phoenix – $104,000

23. Wild Rose – $77,800

24. Late Night – $71,515

25. Sword of Trust – $55,683

26. Anna – $41,000

27. Biggest Little Farm – $36,480

28. Honeyland – $29,999

29. David Crosby: Remember My Name – $29,396

30. Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable – $21,000

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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