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Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood Opens in Second Place with $41M


Disney‘s The Lion King remained the leader of the box office a second weekend despite strong competition from Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in HollywoodThe Lion King added $75.5 million domestically this weekend and has now grossed $350.8 million after two weeks. Internationally, the film earned $142.8 million and has brought in $611.9 million, for a worldwide total of $962.7 million. The top international market is China, where the film has earned $114.8 million.

Directed by Jon Favreau, The Lion King stars 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.

Sony PicturesOnce Upon a Time… in Hollywood debuted in second place with $41 million, the biggest opening of Quentin Tarantino’s career, surpassing the $38 million opening for Inglourious Basterds in 2009. Fifty 35mm prints grossed $800,000 and five 70mm prints grossed $400,000, well above the national screen average. Made for about $90 million, the film received a B CinemaScore from audiences. Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Al Pacino.

Sony also claimed third place with Spider-Man: Far From Home, which earned $12.2 million this weekend and has webbed $344.5 million in North America after four weeks. Internationally, Far From Home added $21 million this weekend from 67 markets and has now made $692.4 million (with $204.7 million from China), pushing its global total to $1.036 billion. It is now Sony Pictures’ second-biggest release of all time worldwide, ahead of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ($963.2 million) and trailing only Skyfall ($1.108 billion). It has passed both the domestic ($334.2 million) and international ($545.9 million) totals of Homecoming, which ended up with $880.2 million worldwide.

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.

In fourth place, Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 earned another $9.9 million and has collected $395.6 million after six weeks. The fourth installment also added $19.4 million from 40 overseas markets to bring its international total to $522.3 million. That puts Toy Story 4‘s global total at $917.9 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.

Rounding out the top five was Alexandre Aja’s alligator horror-thriller Crawl (Paramount Pictures), which added $4 million domestically for a total of $31.5 million after three weeks. The film also brought in $3.4 million from 30 international markets and is now up to $14.4 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $45.9 million. Made for less than $14 million, Crawl stars Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson, Anson Boon and Jose Palma.

With the success of such films as Avengers: Endgame ($2.793 billion), Captain Marvel ($1.128 billion), Aladdin ($1.009 billion), The Lion King ($962.7 million), and Toy Story 4 ($917.9 million), The Walt Disney Studios has now surpassed the all-time global box office record with an estimated $7.67 billion to date, and it’s only July! That means the studio has passed the $7.61 billion previously set by Disney in 2016. Disney has also surpassed the $5 billion mark internationally, the first studio ever to do so, with an estimated $5.09 billion to date.

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Mirko Parlevliet
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.


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