The lackluster summer continues this weekend with no films posing even a mild threat to “Spider-Man: Far From Home” which fell a mere -51.0%, hanging on to the crown with $45.3 million. “Toy Story 4” stuck around in second place with another $20.9 million in its fourth weekend. The newcomers finally showed up at #3 with “Crawl” earning $12 million. Seeing as it was projected to make $15 million, that $3 million difference hurts a little bit. But not nearly as bad as “Stuber” landing #4 with $8.2 million when it was projected to make $17 million. That almost $9 million difference shows that its not just sequels that are hurting this year. “Yesterday” rounded out the Top Five withh $6.7 million. Other newcomers included the Indian film “Super 30,” debuting at #14 with over $870,000 while “Menteur” opened at #15 with over $600,000. “The Farewell,” starring Awkwafina, earned over $350,000, grabbing an average of $88,916 in four theaters, which was enough to earn it the POPCORN AWARD. Rounding out the List was the debut of the documentary “Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable,” chronicling the life of the Soul Surfer herself.

“Wild Rose” took the GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD for the second week, with an increase of +41.4%. That wasn’t hard to take as every other film, barring one, decreased in percentage and spot on the List. “Unplanned” was the film that broke expectations. Not only had it fallen completely off the List but it was also closed. It had just opened in some Canadian markets and so it must have hit some U.S. theaters as well, landing back on the List at #20, earning it a ROCKET and the only increase over the entire weekend. The closest film to it was “The Last Black Man In San Francisco,” which held on to its spot at #18. Falling off the List, as expected was “Anna,” which BOMB’d last weekend, only to fall off the weekend. Also expected was “The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith,” which was only in its third weekend of release. Also following those films were bigger titles like “Dark Phoenix,” “Echo in the Canyon,” “Booksmart,” “The Dead Don’t Die,” and “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu,” which all fell off. Half of those films still had budgets that were not available. “Booksmart” was the only one of them that had made money domestically, while “Pikachu,” “Anna,” and “Dark Phoenix” all lost money domestically.

The headline you can expect next weekend is “The Lion King takes its crown,” because it is projected to make a whopping $201 million, which would make it the second highest opening weekend of the year, behind “Avengers: Endgame.” Nothing else dare step against the Disney remake, so no other films were offered with projections for next weekend. Do not count out some newer titles to take spots on the List however. Making room for them could be the documentary “Pavarotti,” which fell eight spots this weekend, headed towards the bottom of the List. “Shaft” and “Late Night” both fell seven spots as well, so those two could be on their way out. But all eyes will be on “The Lion King” and how high it can actually go.

BOX OFFICE KING: “Spider-Man: Far From Home”
POPCORN AWARD*: “The Farewell”

# Title Weekend Total Budget Week LW CH
1 Spider-Man: Far From Home (BV)
$45,353,359 ($274,582,664) $160m 2nd #1 even
2 Toy Story 4 (BV)
$20,945,639 ($346,650,213) $200m* 4th #2 even
3 Crawl (Par)
$12,005,210 ($12,005,210) $13.5m 1st N even
4 Stuber (Fox)
$8,225,384 ($8,225,384) $16m* 1st N even
5 Yesterday (Uni)
$6,708,055 ($48,274,580) $26m 3rd #3 down
6 Aladdin (2019) (BV)
$6,173,124 ($331,789,844) $183m 8th #5 down
7 Annabelle Comes Home (WB)
$5,622,042 ($60,832,476) $32m* 3rd #4 down
8 Midsommar (A24)
$3,667,722 ($18,522,993) $10m* 2nd #6 down
9 The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (Uni)
$3,205,795 ($147,242,980) $80m 6th #7 down
10 Men In Black International (Sony)
$2,218,592 ($76,487,189) $110m 5th #8 down
11 Avengers: Endgame (BV)
$2,104,276 ($851,612,415) $356m* 12th #9 down
12 Rocketman (Par)
$1,685,106 ($91,960,016) $40m 7th #10 down
13 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (LG/S)
$1,334,416 ($167,498,132) $55m* 9th #11 down
14 Super 30 (Relbig)
$870,726 ($870,726) $9.4m* 1st N even
15 Menteur (eOne)
$603,466 ($603,466) ** 1st N even
16 Child’s Play (2019) (UAR)
$590,970 ($28,316,486) $10m 4th #12 down
17 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (WB)
$458,536 ($109,191,018) $170m 7th #13 down
18 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (A24)
$360,256 ($3,335,440) ** 6th #18 even
19 The Farewell (A24)
$355,662 ($355,662) ** 1st N
20 Unplanned (PFR)
$353,510 ($18,461,462) $6m 15th N rocket_graphic
21 Shaft (WB)
$335,985 ($20,714,893) $30m* 5th #14 downdown
22 Late Night (Amazon)
$328,816 ($14,801,011) $4m* 6th #15 downdown
23 Wild Rose (Neon)
$296,146 ($754,057) ** 4th #22 percentagedown
24 Pavarotti (CBS)
$278,255 ($3,523,816) ** 6th #16 downdown
25 Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable (ENTMP)
$241,740 ($241,740) ** 1st N even



Title Dom / World Budget Weeks Highest NOTE
Anna (2019) (LG/S) $7,490,674
$30m* 4th #9
Booksmart (UAR) $21,995,342 $6m* 8th #6
Dark Phoenix (Fox) $65,081,358
$200m* 6th #2
The Dead Don’t Die (Uni) $6,504,595
** 5th #12
Echo in the Canyon (Grwh) $2,338,044
** 8th #19
The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith (AAE) $1,228,832 ** 3rd #19
Pokemon Detective Pikachu (WB) $143,395,333
$150m 10th #2


*POPCORN AWARD goes to the highest per theater average within the Top 25 List
**GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD goes to the highest increase within the Top 25 List

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