Toy Story 4 holds onto top box office spot, takes $6.4m for second weekend

Toy Story 4 has held the top spot in the weekend box office takings for the second week in a row, taking $6.403m across 576 screens for a running total of $16.512m.

The only real challenge came from Beatles-focused comedy Yesterday, which took $3.404m across 281 screens for its first week out. The film, distributed by Universal, tells the story of a musician who finds himself as the only person to remember the Beatles.

It was directed by Trainspotting director Danny Boyle and written by famed romcom writer Richard Curtis who also wrote Four Weddings and a Funeral, and Notting Hill.

Also out for the first week, Annabelle Comes Home took $1.932m across 256 screens. The film is a sequel to 2014’s Annabelle and 2017’s Annabelle: Creation and comes as the seventh movie in the Conjuring universe.

Annabelle Comes Home was written and directed by Gary Dauberman, from a story co-written by Conjuring universe regular James Wan. Wan also directed the 2004 horror classic, Saw.

In fourth spot on the weekend box office ranking, The Secret Life of Pets 2 took $1.525m for its second week out, a 27% drop from week one, giving it a running total of $4.038m. Disney’s live-action Aladdin remake held the fifth spot, bringing in $1.160m for its sixth weekend out, for a running total of $30.473m.

Men in Black: International took sixth position with $1.137m for its third week, Elton John biopic Rocketman held seventh with $958,620 for week five, John Wick: Chapter Three brought in $355,648 for the seventh week out, and Avengers: Endgame, which is now only showing across 97 screens, took ninth place with $333,179 for the 11th week of its release.

Tenth position was nabbed by Madman’s Parasite which took $300,388 across just 38 screens. The South Korean black comedy, directed by Bong Joon-ho, tells the story of the destitute Kim family and their relationship with the wealthy Park family. It won the coveted Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, becoming the first Korean film to ever receive the award.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Toy Story 4 (Disney) $6,402,507 576 $16,942,950
Yesterday (Universal) $3,403,509 281 $3,600,649
Annabelle Comes Home (Wb) $1,932,456 256 $1,932,456
The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (Universal) $1,525,080 293 $7,987,751
Aladdin (live Action) (Disney) $1,159,947 259 $30,874,785
Men In Black: International (Sony) $1,137,086 332 $8,376,745
Rocketman (Paramount) $958,620 284 $17,896,014
John Wick: Chapter Three (Studiocanal) $355,648 133 $15,077,376
Avengers: Endgame (Disney) $333,179 97 $83,869,800
Parasite (Madman) $300,388 38 $423,303
Child's Play (Roadshow) $299,111 192 $1,384,326
Kabir Singh (Southern Star) $253,775 20 $701,775
Red Joan (Transmission) $146,786 102 $1,869,990
Shadaa (White Hill Productions) $121,314 20 $466,205
X-men: Dark Phoenix (Fox) $103,329 118 $5,307,373
Never Look Away (Sony) $95,742 27 $300,411
Godzilla: King Of The Monsters (Wb) $77,522 131 $6,155,060
2040 (Madman) $47,830 41 $1,070,929
Tolkien (Fox) $46,038 75 $597,059
Wild Rose (Universal) $39,446 47 $391,172

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