|This fourth Toy Story again features the unmistakable voice of Tom Hanks as Woody, the ever-eager but empty-holstered cowboy doll. — AFP Photo|
LOS ANGELES — Toy Story 4 once again outplayed the competition at the North American box office, raking in US$57.9 million in its second weekend in theaters, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said on Sunday.
The fourth installment in the wildly popular Disney/Pixar series has earned $236.9 million so far in the United States and Canada, alongside another $259 million abroad.
The film again features the unmistakable voices of Tom Hanks as Woody, the ever-eager but empty-holstered cowboy doll, and Tim Allen as the impulsive Buzz Lightyear ("To infinity, and beyond!").
Far back in second place was Annabelle Comes Home, the latest in a series of horror films featuring the creepy doll, which opened at $20.4 million.
In third place was another debut flick, Yesterday, a romantic comedy based on a fanciful idea: what if the Beatles never existed?
A mysterious global blackout leads the world to forget the Fab Four, except for one struggling singer-songwriter who becomes an overnight sensation by performing the iconic tunes.
Yesterday, directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), earned $17 million.
Fourth place went to Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin, at $9.3 million.
And fifth spot went to Universal's animated The Secret Life of Pets 2, at $7.1 million.
A re-release of the blockbuster superhero film Avengers: Endgame earned $5.5 million for eventh place, but its overall global box office take of $2.761 billion is still $27 million shy of the $2.788 billion earned by Avatar.
Rounding out the weekend's top 10 were:
"Men In Black: International" ($6.6 million)
"Avengers: Endgame" ($5.5 million)
"Child's Play" ($4.3 million)
"Rocketman" ($3.9 million)
"John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum" ($3.2 million). - AFP