Toy Story 4 takes $8m in first box office weekend

Toy Story 4 has landed with a bang in the Australian box office, taking $8.030m across its first weekend out. The Pixar-created film picks up nine years after 2010’s Toy Story 3 and follows the story of Sheriff Woody and Buzz Lightyear.

Toy Story 3 was the first animated film to gross over US$1bn worldwide in ticket sales and took $37.958m in the Australian box office during its cinematic run. Toy Story 4 has already reached US$238m in worldwide takings.

The film, distributed by Walt Disney, was directed by Josh Cooley based on a screenplay from Andrew Stanton, who co-wrote the first three Toy Story films, and Stephany Folsom. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen reprise their roles as Woody and Buzz, and are joined by Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Madeleine McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan, and Joan Cusack.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 also had its weekend box office debut, taking $2.073m across 280 screens, compared to Toy Story’s 586. Both films pushed ahead of Men In Black: International which topped the charts the week prior and took $1.896m across 396 screens last weekend for a running total of $6.659m.

Disney’s live-action Aladdin held fourth spot with $1.623m in takings for its fifth week, adding to a total of $28.821m. The Elton John biopic Rocketman held fifth place with $1.498m for the fourth week out.

Roadshow’s Child’s Play opened across 221 screens for a total takings of $806,352. The film is a remake of the 1988 horror classic of the same name, which centres around an evil doll named Chucky.

John Wick: Chapter Three held seventh place with $486,812 for its sixth weekend. The film has a current Australia box office total of $14.336m. It was followed by X-Men: Dark Phoenix which took just $319,210 for its third weekend.

Transmission’s Red Joan and Southern Star’s Kabir Singh landed in the ninth and tenth position, taking $243,061 and $239,578 respectively, Red Joan in its third week and Kabir Singh its first.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Toy Story 4 (Disney) $8,030,295 586 $8,460,295
The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (Universal) $2,073,146 280 $6,017,370
Men In Black: International (Sony) $1,896,032 396 $6,668,256
Aladdin (live Action) (Disney) $1,623,639 275 $29,222,090
Rocketman (Paramount) $1,498,964 314 $16,386,870
Child's Play (Roadshow) $806,352 221 $806,352
John Wick: Chapter Three (Studiocanal) $486,812 160 $14,521,458
X-men: Dark Phoenix (Fox) $319,120 252 $5,087,113
Red Joan (Transmission) $243,061 138 $1,588,386
Godzilla: King Of The Monsters (Wb) $183,910 235 $6,008,510
Avengers: Endgame (Disney) $147,526 275 $83,485,418
Never Look Away (Sony) $111,825 27 $157,879
Tolkien (Fox) $111,656 116 $492,093
Wild Rose (Universal) $89,769 62 $307,215
2040 (Madman) $61,589 55 $988,774
Parasite (Madman) $59,116 35 $114,116
Pokemon Detective Pikachu (Wb) $49,555 101 $14,263,071
Claire Darling (Palace) $45,797 20 $204,408
Top End Wedding (Universal) $37,570 34 $5,084,906
The Hustle (Universal) $21,648 22 $6,739,806

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