Sony's "Spider-Man: Far From Home" claimed victory again during its second weekend in theaters, dominating over new releases, the Paramount Gator thriller and the Disney comedy "Stuber."
The superhero tent raised another $ 45 million, raising internal revenues to $ 274 million. The tour this weekend represents a 50% decrease in ticket sales since its inaugural presentation, a stronger retention compared to its predecessor, the 2017 "Spider-Man: Homecoming".
Adventure number 23 in Marvel Cinematic Universe has surpassed the $ 800 million mark worldwide, with receipts at the box office of $ 847 million. Now it is the largest "Spider-Man" movie internationally with $ 572 million.
"Crawl" ensured the best start between the new offers, but none of the newcomers managed to package theaters. The Paramount thriller and disaster film came in third place, with $ 12 million when it debuted in 3,170 theaters. The study paid $ 13.5 million in production quotas. Directed by Alexandre Aja, "Crawl" follows a father and daughter (Barry Pepper and Kaya Scodelario) who are forced to escape from a group of hungry alligators after a massive hurricane hits their city of Florida. The majority of ticket buyers were between 18 and 44 years old. Abroad, "Crawl" earned $ 4.8 million in 20 international markets for a global start of $ 16.8 million.
It's not far from "Stuber," the first R-rated Disney release since he inherited Fox's movie assets. The friends comedy drew $ 8 million from 3,050 places, on par with expectations, but a mediocre start to a movie that cost $ 16 million in production. In "Stuber", Kumail Nanjiani plays an Uber driver who, unknowingly, becomes part of the arrest operation of his passenger (Dave Bautista). Men accounted for 56% of the opening weekend crowds, while 65% of the audiences were over 25 years old.
A number of remnants filled the cards at the domestic box office. Second, Disney's "Toy Story 4" remained strong, generating another $ 20 million during its fourth weekend in theaters for a $ 346 million recount in North America. Rounding out the top five places is the Universal musical Beatles "Ayer." Directed by Danny Boyle, the romantic comedy earned $ 6.7 million in its third presentation, bringing its national total to $ 48 million.
At the indie box office, "The Farewell" from A24 raised $ 351,330 from four venues for a huge amount of $ 87,833 per location. Lulu Wang directed the comedy drama, based on her own family. Awkwafina plays a granddaughter of the matriarch of her family who, without knowing it herself, is dying of terminal cancer. "The Farewell" debuted with rave reviews at Sundance and has a rare 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Meanwhile, "The Art of Self Defense" by Bleecker Street took $ 121,080 from seven screens, with an average of $ 17,297 from each venue. The dark comedy, starring Jesse Eisenberg as an accountant with good manners who joins a karate studio to learn how to protect himself better, will expand to 500 locations next weekend.
Also in the specialty market, Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures opened "Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable" at 205 locations, where it pocketed $ 250,000. The documentary follows the surf champion as she tackles motherhood and continues to hit the waves years after her devastating shark attack.
Overall, sales of tickets at the domestic box office have still been reduced by more than 8% compared to last year, according to Comscore. Hollywood hopes that the second half of the summer will be presented, with hits like "The Lion King" by Disney and "Hobbs & Shaw" by Universal "Fast & Furious" on the cover.