Friday Box Office: ‘Toy Story 4’ Easily Wins Battle of the Toys Over ‘Child’s Play’

Collider | 6/22/2019 | Vinnie Mancuso
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Whelp, all those vaguely threatening posters feel a bit silly now. After bringing in the second largest Thursday preview for an animated film ever, Toy Story 4 is headed to a massive $122+ million opening weekend. The film flew to first on Friday night with $47.4 million, trouncing its R-rated toy-focused foe Child’s Play, which fell short of expectations on Friday with just $6.1 million. The horror reboot featuring Mark Hamill as the voice of the homicidal doll Chuckie is likely to end its first weekend around $14 million.

Funny enough, Toy Story 4‘s estimated $122+ million opening would be the highest of the franchise by a wide margin—beating out Toy Story 3‘s $110.3 million—and fall below Disney’s expectations, which was around $140 million. It would also slot Toy Story 4 into the third-highest domestic opening for an animated film below Finding Dory ($135 million), knocking off Shrek the Third ($121.6 million). The animated adventure, directed...
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