HOLLYWOOD—The Fourth of July holiday may have fallen near the end of the week, but that didn’t stop movie fans from hitting the multiplex. Why? The sequel, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” dominated the box-office with an impressive $185 million haul since its release on July 2. Not bad, not bad at all, and a bigger debut than its predecessor which earned $117 million during its opening weekend. On a global scale, the sequel is already close to crossing the $400 million mark.
Dropping to second place was “Toy Story 4” with $34.3 million. The animated sequel has amounted over $300 million at the domestic box-office since its release. The movie “Yesterday” landed in fourth place with $10.8 million. Falling to fourth place was the horror flick “Annabelle Comes Home” with $9.8 million. After about 2 weeks in theaters, the film has grossed over $50 million at the domestic box-office. Rounding out the top five was the live-action flick “Aladdin” with $7.6 million at the box-office. On a global scale the movie starring Will Smith has earned over $920 million.
Hitting theaters this weekend is the natural disaster movie “Crawl” and the comedy “Stuber.” Hmm, something tells me “Spider-Man: Far From Home” might have some strong legs at the box-office in the coming weeks. The only flick likely to dethrone “Spider-Man” from the top spot will be the live-action version of “The Lion King” which arrives on July 19.