World Box Office July 8-14, 2019

by Lorenzo Soria July 15, 2019
Scenes from "Spider-Man: Far from Home", "Toy Story 4" and "The Lion King"

Scenes from Spider-Man: Far from Home, Toy Story 4 and The Lion King

There was not much surprise on the domestic front this weekend as Spider-Man: Far from Home swung to another first-place finish. Sony and Marvel's second web-slinging co-production dropped 51% over last frame's three-day numbers and ended its second outing with $45 million. Total sales in North America are now $274 million. Global numbers stayed strong as well for FFH. $100 million in overseas sales took the film to $874 million worldwide. That makes it the third best-selling of Sony's eight spider-man movies and not more than a few days away from record holder Spider-Man 3's $890 million nominal benchmark set in 2007. China, where it's been in theaters for three weeks, is now worth $191.8 million. Number two foreign market South Korea reached $49.7 million, while star Tom Holland's home country, the UK, rounded out third place with $28.6 million. New territory Italy meanwhile started strong with $6.1 million. It's in 10th place out of 23 for Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. With such a strong start $1 billion global is within range and FFH stands a good chance of becoming Marvel’s 10th movie to cross that milestone.

Toy Story 4 had another strong frame both at home and abroad. It made $20.665 million in the US dropping just 39% in its fourth weekend at home. North American sales now total $346 million. That puts it in second out of four in its series for home grosses, but still last in the inflation-adjusted tally. It made another $48.1 million outside of the US and reached a worldwide cumulative of $771 million. Right now, four out of the ten bestselling movies worldwide are being distributed by Disney or its subsidiaries, while the Burbank behemoth co-produced number one movie Spider-Man.

Third place on the global chart went instead to Disney's Lion King which opened in China to $54 million. John Favreau is behind the camera on this update of the studio's 1994 feature, now his second turn at taking an animated classic into live-action after 2016's The Jungle Book. Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, and Chiwetel Ejiofor start in this edition. It opens in the US and all but three of its other foreign markets on Friday.

Back in the US, newcomer Crawl took third place with $12 million. This horror entry from Paramount stars Brian Pepper and Kaya Scodelario as a father and his daughter who are hunted by a massive alligator after a devastating hurricane rips through their town. It opened in 20 international markets where it added $4.9 million, for a global launch of $16.9 million.

Just below it in fourth place, Disney's Fox-labeled detective farce Stuber closed its first frame on $8.043 million. Stuber stars Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista as an Uber Driver and a mentally handicapped detective who deputizes him. It only has 9 foreign territories so far and made $3 million in these.

Lion King opens at home this week, with no major competition this frame as studios rightly expect audiences across every demographic to flock to this feature. We will also witness the debut of music doc David Crosby: Remember My Name, the story of one of rock and roll's greatest talents.

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