Box Office: ‘Crawl,’ ‘Stuber’ DOA, ‘Spider-Man’ Tops the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Crawl,’ ‘Stuber’ DOA, ‘Spider-Man’ Tops the Weekend

$DIS, $SNE, $CMCSA

Crawl and Stuber came DOA to their box office debuts with an estimated $12 and $8-M, respectively, a disappointing showing for major studio releases.

Sony (NYSE:SNE) and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Far From Home instead dominated in its 2nd weekend as it reached $847.1-M globally. In North America, the pic took in $45.3-M from 4,634 theaters for a $274.6-M total to date

Overseas, it earned another $100-M for a foreign tally of $572.5-M the biggest showing ever for the franchise.

Still the Summer Domestic revenue slipped more than 25% from the same weekend a year ago, putting YTD revenue off 8.7%, according to Comscore.

Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 also held strong at # 2. Now in its 4th weekend, the animated tentpole grossed another $20.7-M domestically and $48.1-M overseas for a worldwide haul of $771.1-M.

Crawl and Stuber hoped to serve as counter programming to tentpole fare but failed to generate much interest after both earning B CinemaScores. 

Paramount’s Crawl, which cost just $13.5-M to produce, fared the best.

Stuber followed at # 4. Disney inherited the ’80’s-style action-comedy upon acquiring the 20th Century Fox film empire in March.

Crawl‘s current score on Rotten Tomatoes stands at 88%, and Stuber at a disappointing 45%.

Universal and Working Title’s Yesterday continued to please in its 3rd weekend. The adult film rounded out the Top 5 at the North American box office with $6.8-M for a domestic total of $48.3-M and a global box office take of $80.5-M.

At the specialty box office

Lulu Wang’s The Farewell opened strong, earning $351,330 from 4 theaters for a location average of $87,833. The Farewell boasts a rare 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Art of Self-Defense, the 2nd feature from writer-director Riley Stearns, opened in seven theaters, earning $121,080 for a location average of $17,292. Bleecker Street is distributing the film. Jesse Eisenberg stars, as a mugging victim who wants to learn karate.

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