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Summer Weekend 13 Recap
Hollywood Shines, but Lion King Rules Again
by LesG
posted Sunday, July 28 @ 1:15 pm

Disney's The Lion King had no problem lording over the box office in its second weekend, accumulating another $75.5M to bring its running 10-day total to $350.8M. That keeps it pacing ahead of 2017's Beauty and the Beast by $31M, but with a 60.6% drop in its second weekend it seems that its long term legs might not be as favorable as previous Disney remakes (Aladdin dropped 53.2%, Beauty and the Beast 48.3% andThe Jungle Bookjust 40.4%).The Lion Kingmight be able to make up the difference with its weekday numbers, however, which were quite strong last week. For the Summer Box Office Champs season, that will lock the blockbuster in as the No. 3 movie of the summer, behind Avengers: Endgame and Toy Story 4—which will certainly come in to play once final bonuses are tallied tomorrow.

Opening impressively in second place, Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood enjoyed a $40.0M premiere. That's a career best-opening for the auteur (topping the $38M take from 2009's Inglorious Basterds). It's difficult to gauge the average multiplier for a Tarantino film given their often non-traditional release platforms, but based on largely positive reviews and audience scores, Tarantino's 9th film could go on to anywhere from $100M to $150M by the end of its run. For the Summer season, however, Hollywood won't be able to crack the Top 10.

Still swinging in third place, Spider-Man: Far From Home picked up $12.2M in its fourth weekend for a new total of $344.5M. That will likely placeSpideyas the No. 5 film of the Summer season as it currently ranks just behindAladdin's $345.9M.

In fourth place, Toy Story 4 has locked up the No. 2 spot for the season with $395.6M total after adding another $9.9M in its sixth weekend.

In fifth place, Crawl continues to hold well in weekend number 3, down just 34.4%, although to the tune of just $4M for a new 17-day total of $31.5M.

And that's a wrap!

The Summer season has come to a close. Look for final tallies with bonus points to post tomorrow evening when we'll discover who our latest Blockbuster Champion will be!

Weekend Top 10
$75.5M
The Lion King
$40.4M
Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood
$12.2M
Spider-Man: Far From Home
$9.9M
Toy Story 4
$4.0M
Crawl
$3.0M
Yesterday
$2.8M
Aladdin
$1.7M
Stuber
$1.6M
Annabelle Comes Home
$1.6M
The Farewell