Disney and Pixar easily snagged the number one spot at the box office this weekend after bringing in $118 million. Early projections for the long awaited sequel had it in the $140 million to $165 million range, but it was still the shot in the arm that the struggling summer box office needed. Globally, the sequel has brought in $238 million. As far as the North American box office is concerned, Toy Story 4 is the fourth-highest opening for an animated movie, coming in behind Incredibles 2 ($183 million), Finding Dory ($135 million), and Shrek the Third ($125 million).
The Child's Play Remake came in with the lower end of its initial box office estimates with $14 million. The horror remake features Aubrey Plaza as a young mother and Mark Hamill as the voice of the villainous doll Chucky. The earnings were enough for the remake to narrowly beat out the Aladdin remake for the number two position. As for Disney's remake of the animated classic, it brought in $12.2 million and took the third spot at the box office. To date, Aladdin has earned over $810 million globally.
Sony's Men in Black: International fell to number four with $10.7 million at the box office. The reboot debuted at number one last weekend and fell over 64% this weekend. The movie stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, but has not been able to find an audience. Trouble behind-the-scenes has been partly blamed for the poor turnout at the summer box office. Meanwhile, The Secret Life of Pets 2 came in at number five, having brought in $10.2 million. Globally, the sequel has earned nearly $200 million and is one of the reasons Disney and Pixar didn't open Toy Story 4 over the Father's Day weekend.
The Elton John biopic Rocketman continues to wow audiences and took in $5.6 million this weekend, which was enough for the sixth spot. Dexter Fletcher directed the movie after finishing up Bohemian Rhapsody and it has earned $153.4 million globally thus far. Elsewhere, John Wick 3: Parabellum took the number seven spot after bringing in an additional $4 million. The Keanu Reeves-starring third installment of the popular franchise has made nearly $190 million globally.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters took the eighth spot this weekend after taking in $3.7 million. The sequel has had a much better turnout overseas where it has $247.6 million to date. Globally, the movie sits at $349.9 million. Dark Phoenix continued to fall and has ended up at number nine after bringing in $3.6 million. Shaft closes out this weekend's box office at number ten with $3.5 million. You can check out the rest of this weekend's numbers over at Box Office Mojo.