Hollywood's summer season came to a close Sunday with a whimper, as the Gerard Butler action thriller "Angel Has Fallen" topped the box office for the second weekend and ticket sales on the season finished 2% behind last year.
"Angel Has Fallen" debuted atop the North American box office with an estimated $21.3 million in ticket sales, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday.
Summer is a great time to see new movies, especially when you haven’t seen something good in a while. This summer season is looking like an exciting one already with Toy Story 4 opening this weekend around the country.
The wildly popular franchise of 23 interconnected movies has ground to a halt along with the rest of the world as Covid-19 shuttered movie theaters, delaying "Black Widow" and other big-screen superhero sequels.
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.
Disney's new release "Frozen 2" iced out competitors to top North American box offices over the weekend, taking in an estimated $127 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Sunday.
"Jumanji: The Next Level" iced out "Frozen II" at the North American box office this weekend, raking in an estimated $60.1 million in its debut, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported on Sunday.
The force is clearly still with the galactic good guys, as "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" opened with a massive estimated take of $175.5 million in North America, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday.
Look for 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' to add another $48 million to its bounty this weekend. That should push the film's stateside gross to over $615 million and enable it to supplant 'Incredibles 2' to become the 10th highest-grossing domestic release in history.