'Spider-Man: Far From Home' had no problem crushing newbies 'Crawl' and 'Stuber' at the box office

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  • “Spider-Man: Far From Home” wins the domestic box office for a second-straight weekend, earning $US45.3 million this weekend.
  • The Sony release now has a global total of $US847 million.
  • The movie is on pace to become the highest-grossing “Spider-Man” movie of all time (“Spider-Man 3” is the the top to date with $US891 million worldwide).
  • New releases “Crawl” and “Stuber” fell flat, as “Toy Story 4” snuck in to earn the second place finish this weekend.
  • It proves that this summer audiences are only going to the movies for titles they know they will enjoy, like Disney and superhero titles.
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“Spider-Man: Far From Home” continues to dominate the box office. In its second weekend in theatres, Sony’s Marvel movie brought in an estimated $US45.3 million to be the number one film at the domestic box office for a second-straight weekend.

The movie has brought in $US847 million worldwide and is on pace to become the highest-grossing “Spider-Man” movie ever by the time it ends its theatrical run. The highest-grossing Spidey movie to date is 2007’s “Spider-Man 3” which made $US891 million worldwide.

New releases like Fox’s comedy “Stuber” and Paramount’s horror “Crawl” were no match for the Marvel superhero, as they fell flat with $US8 million and $US11.5 million opening weekends, respectively. In fact, neither even got second place, as “Toy Story 4” earned a strong $US20.7 million over the weekend to earn the silver with a global cume of $US771 million.

This weekend is the latest example that moviegoers this summer are being very selective in what they are going to see. If it’s not a sure bet, like a Disney release or a superhero title, they are staying home and watching what’s on streaming.

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Right on cue, Disney is set to release another huge title, as the highly anticipated “The Lion King” remake hits screens next weekend after making a splash overseas. Opening in China over the weekend, it took in $US54.7 million, which is a better start in the Middle Kingdom than “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and the last photo realistic Disney release, “The Jungle Book.”

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