Although two new films were released wide this weekend, Columbia Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home had no trouble remaining atop the box office. The film added another $45.3 million domestically to take its two-week total to $274.5 million. Internationally, the Marvel Studios production grossed $100 million from 67 markets and has now earned $572.5 million, making it the highest-grossing Spider-Man movie of all time overseas, surpassing Spider-Man 3‘s $555 million.
Spider-Man: Far From Home has now grossed $847 million worldwide after 17 days of release. China tops the overseas markets with $191.8 million, while South Korea comes in second with $49.7 million. Made for $160 million and directed by Jon Watts, the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Star, Marisa Tomei, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
The Walt Disney Studios’ The Lion King got off to great start in China, opening to an estimated $54.7 million this weekend, which is higher than the openings of The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. The film will debut in most other international markets and domestic theaters this upcoming weekend. Directed by Jon Favreau, the remake features the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Florence Kasumba, Eric André, Keegan-Michael Key, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, and James Earl Jones.
Back at the domestic box office, Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 held on to second place with $20.7 million and has earned $346.4 million. Internationally, the fourth installment collected another $48.1 million and has reached $424.7 million. That means the worldwide total has reached $771.1 million. The film debuted in Japan this weekend with a strong $15.3 million and its top international market is Mexico with $66.1 million. Toy Story 4 was directed by Josh Cooley and features the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Annie Potts, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Jeff Pidgeon, Blake Clark, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and Keanu Reeves.
Opening in third place was Alexandre Aja’s new alligator horror-thriller Crawl (Paramount Pictures), which brought in $12 million from 3,170 theaters, an average of $3,785 per location. The movie also grossed $4.8 million from 20 overseas markets, putting its worldwide sum at $16.8 million (compared to its budget of less than $14 million). Starring Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson, Anson Boon and Jose Palma, the film received a B CinemaScore from audiences.
Coming in at No. 4 was the new Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista action-comedy Stuber (Disney’s 20th Century Fox). The film debuted with $8 million from 3,050 theaters, an average of $2,637. Stuber also took in $3 million from nine international markets. Directed by Michael Dowse, the movie also stars Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, Mira Sorvino, and Karen Gillan. It received a B CinemaScore.
Universal Pictures and Working Title’s Yesterday rounded out the top five at the box office with $6.8 million and is up to $48.3 million after three weeks. With an international total of $32.2 million, the musical comedy has brought in $80.5 million worldwide. From Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle and writer Richard Curtis, the $26 million-budgeted film stars Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, and Ed Sheeran.
Disney’s Aladdin dropped one spot to sixth and collected another $5.9 million domestically, for an eight-week total of $331.5 million. Internationally, the film added $14.6 million and has earned $628.7 million, for a worldwide sum of $960.2 million. Made for $183 million, the Guy Ritchie-directed Aladdin stars Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar.
Also, New Line Cinema’s Conjuring universe installment Annabelle Comes Home collected $5.6 million in sixth place and has earned $60.8 million after three weeks. The movie also brought in $18.1 million this weekend from 78 international markets, putting its overseas total at $112.8 million and global total at $173.6 million. Gary Dauberman made his directing debut with Annabelle Comes Home, which stars McKenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga.