Box Office Results - 'Toy Story 4', 'Child's Play' and 'Anna'
My box office predictions for the summer are going up in flames. So many things that I didn’t anticipate have been happening from John Wick: Chapter 3 being a huge hit to Godzilla 2 and Men in Black: International disappointing and now this: a lower-than-expected but definitely not bad opening from Toy Story 4.
Toy Story 4 (Disney)
Box Office: $118 million
I think many of us were expecting Toy Story 4 to be HUGE, and maybe we shouldn’t have, but there was reason to believe that it might be. Finding Dory and Incredibles 2 were both MASSIVE, and when you factor out inflation, had much larger openings than their predecessors. Toy Story 4 seemed like another candidate for that elite club, and honestly, it’s still going to be one of Pixar’s biggest film as it opened to a great $118 million, but it won’t hit the ceiling I thought it would.
Toy Story 4’s $118 million opening still means it has the highest opening (again, without inflation) in the Toy Story series. The word-of-mouth is at peak levels and the critics love it at 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. Now, while I don’t think it will reach $400 million, I do think it’ll clear $350 million as there’s not much direct competition until The Lion King, unless you count Spider-man: Far From Home.
Child’s Play (United Artists Releasing)
Box Office: $14 million
The reboot for Child’s Play only cost $10 million to make, which is why its opening of $14 million is only mildly disappointing. It still has a pretty steep hill to climb when you factor in marketing and such, but $14 million and mixed-positive reviews should carry this one to at least $35 million domestically, which if it makes some change overseas is a passable result.
Box Office: $3.5 million
Anna is another dud from Lionsgate, whose only real hit franchise currently is John Wick. Do they not know how to properly market their films? I haven’t seen one ad for this one. Anyhow, the film only grossed $3.5 million and probably won’t crack $10 million by the end of its run.
The Top 10
1. Toy Story - $118 million (NEW) $118 million
2. Child’s Play - $14 million (NEW) $14 million
3. Aladdin - $12.2 million (-29%) $287.5 million
4. Men in Black: International - $10.8 million (-64.2%) $52.7 million
5. The Secret Life of Pets 2 - $10.3 million (-57.8%) $117.6 million
6. Rocketman - $5.7 million (-40%) $77.3 million
7. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum - $4.1 million (-36.3%) $156 million
8. Godzilla: King of the Monsters - $3.7 million (-57.9%) $102.3 million
9. Dark Phoenix - $3.6 million (-61.5%) $60.2 million
10. Shaft - $3.6 million (-60.1%) $15.9 million
Source: Box Office Mojo