‘Toy Story 4’ climbs to top of North America box office

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'Toy Story 4' brings in $120.9 million on its opening weekend, making it the 4th-highest opening ever for an animated film in domestic markets

DEBUT. 'Toy Story 4' opens big at the box office on its first weekend. Photo from Toy Story's Instagram account

LOS ANGELES, USA – Toy Story 4 romped to the top of the North American box office with an opening weekend of $120.9 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Monday, June 25.

The film, which sees Woody, Buzz Lightyear and a fretful spork named Forky take a road trip, left the rest of the competition in the dust, even though it fell short of industry estimates.

It booked the 4th-highest ever opening for an animated film in domestic markets.

This 4th Toy Story again features the unmistakable voice of Tom Hanks as Woody, the ever-eager but empty-holstered cowboy doll, and Tim Allen as the impulsive Buzz (“To infinity, and beyond!”)

With the Disney/Pixar film receiving “glowing reviews,Variety predicts it will run in theaters “long throughout the summer.”

Far back in second place was another new film, horror story Child’s Play from United Artists, at $14.1 million for the 3-day weekend. 

A remake of the 1988 movie about a disturbingly creepy doll named Chucky, the movie stars the voice of Mark Hamill, and an on-screen Aubrey Plaza. Offsetting its relatively low weekend take was its equally low production cost of $10 million.

3rd place went to Disney’s Aladdin, at $13.2 million. The live-action movie, still drawing well in its 5th week out, stars Will Smith in the role of the Genie.  

In 4th was Sony’s Men in Black: International at $10.7 million. The franchise’s 4th installment features Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson as world-saving alien fighters – roles previously filled by Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.

5th spot went to Universal’s animated The Secret Life of Pets 2, at $10.3 million. This sequel features the voices of Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish and Patton Oswalt in another tale of the trouble animals can get into when their owners are away.

Rounding out the weekend’s top 10 were:

  • Rocketman($5.6 million)
  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum ($4.1 million)
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters ($3.9 million)
  • Anna ($3.6 million)
  • X-Men: Dark Phoenix ($3.5 million)

– Rappler.com