In Theatres: Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 topped the weekend box office and did so with the franchise’s largest opening weekend yet, but even it seems to have been bitten by the summer’s sequel slump as it too delivered well below studio and industry expectations. On top of that, UA Releasing’s Child’s Play finished in second place while also missing forecasted, pre-weekend expectations while Lionsgate and Summit’s Anna fell just shy of a spot in the top ten.
Weekend Box Office Earnings:
1. Toy Story 4 — $118 million
2. Child’s Play — $14.1 million
3. Aladdin — $12.2 million
4. Men In Black International — $10.8 million
5. Secret Life of Pets 2 — $10.1 million
6. Rocketman — $5.7 million
7. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum — $4.1 million
8. Godzilla: King of the Monsters— $3.7 million
9. Dark Phoenix — $3.6 million
10. Shaft — $3.6 million
(Source: Box Office Mojo)
Nik Wallenda and Sister Lijana Successfully Complete ‘Highwire Live’ Tightrope Walk Above Times Square:
Nik Wallenda and his sister Lijana successfully traversed a 1,300-foot tightrope walk Sunday night — 25 stories above New York City’s Times Square — for ABC’s “Highwire Live in Times Square With Nik Wallenda.” Their shared cable was just 3/4” thick, or about the size of a quarter. Nik and Lijana, who wore safety harnesses, crossed each other in the middle. He stepped over her, making for a (particularly) tense moment — especially considering Nik had to temporarily unhook Lijana’s harness for the bypass.
(Source: IMDb; Image: The Wrap)