Spider-Man: Far From Home remained at the top of the box office for another weekend, putting it just shy of $850 million worldwide for two weeks out while Crawl defeated Stuber in the battle of the R rated new releases.
After the awe-inspiring events of Avengers: Endgame earlier this year, Spider-Man: Far From Home feels like the vacation that guides the plot of the movie, fun and funny but also still dealing with the lingering effects of Endgame.
Spider-Man ably followed up the juggernaut that was Avengers: Endgame with a record-shattering six-day opening over the July 4th holiday weekend while Midsommar opened to around half as much as Ari Aster’s last film, Hereditary.
Toy Story 4 stayed on top of the box office for another weekend while Annabelle Comes Home had the lowest opening for The Conjuring Universe and Danny Boyle had his highest opening ever with Yesterday.
DC’s Vertigo imprint is no more, new details about the upcoming reboots of The Stand and Creepshow, Avengers: Endgame is getting new footage starting next week in theaters, Anthony Carrigan will battle Bill and Ted in the upcoming third movie, Halloween 2018 is getting a sequel and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris, and Joe talk about the upcoming new season of The Terror, the boring disaster of Men in Black International, the deep themes of Toy Story, the latest trio of Black Mirror episodes, the possible future of Spider-Man and Venom and more.
Godzilla took over the box office but it was a much lower opening than expected and nowhere near its 2014 predecessor while Rocketman and Ma had solid debuts and Endgame is a hair’s breadth away from taking the All-Time record from Avatar.
Disney dominated the holiday weekend with the live action remake of Aladdin, while the other two releases performed around expectations and Avengers crawls ever closer to taking out Avatar on the All-Time box office chart.
If anyone was going to take out The Avengers, it was going to be John Wick and John Wick Chapter 3 took the top spot at the box office with an opening weekend that was more than the first John Wick made in its entire run at the box office and Keanu’s second highest opening of all time.
Endgame managed to hold off all the new releases to stay on top for the third weekend in a row as it closes in on Avatar worldwide but Detective Pikachu almost managed to top it with the biggest opening ever for a video game based movie.