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The superhero pic topped Friday with $13.4 million for a projected second weekend gross of $43 million-$45 million, putting its domestic total at nearly $275 million through Sunday. Far From Home is playing is 4,634 theaters.
Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 is also holding strong at No. 2. Now in its fourth weekend, the animated tentpole grossed $6.2 million Friday from 4,210 locations for a projected $20 million weekend. Domestically, it will finish Sunday with a nearly $350 million in ticket sales.
Hoping to serve as counterprogramming, Crawl and Stuber are both turning in disappointing performances.
Of the two, Paramount’s Crawl is faring best, earning $4.3 million on Friday from 3,170 theaters for a projected weekend opening of $10 million-$11 million.
Directed by Alexandre Aja, Crawl is a disaster thriller about a father (Barry Pepper) and daughter (Kaya Scodelario) who are pursued by an army of alligators when trapped inside their home during a Category 5 hurricane.
The pic looks to come in No. 3 for the weekend, followed by director Michael Dowse’s Stuber, which grossed $3.1 million on Friday from 3,050 locations for a projected $8 million weekend.
Disney inherited the ’80s-style action comedy when acquiring the 20th Century Fox film empire in March (it is the first R-rated title released by Disney since The Fifth Estate in 2013).
Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista star as mismatched heroes in the violence-laced pic, which follows an Uber driver who unwillingly becomes part of a police officer’s arrest operation.
Crawl‘s current score on Rotten Tomatoes is 88 percent; Stuber sits at a disappointing 45 percent.
At the specialty box office, new offerings include filmmaker Lulu Wang’s The Farewell, a critically acclaimed dramedy starring Awkwafina as the daughter of Chinese immigrants who is forced to go along with the family’s deception of her beloved grandmother back home.
The Farewell, which made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, boasts a rare 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.
July 13, 8:15 a.m.: Updated with new figures throughout.
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