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'Toy Story 4' once again tops North America box office
[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 theatres, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Sunday.
The fourth instalment in the wildly popular Disney/Pixar series has earned US$236.9 million so far in the United States and Canada, alongside another US$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 US$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 US$17 million.
Fourth place went to Disney's live-action remake of "Aladdin," at US$9.3 million.
And fifth spot went to Universal's animated "The Secret Life of Pets 2," at US$7.1 million.
A re-release of the blockbuster superhero film "Avengers: Endgame" earned US$5.5 million for seventh place, but its overall global box office take of US$2.761 billion is still US$27 million shy of the US$2.788 billion earned by "Avatar."
Rounding out the weekend's top 10 were:
"Men In Black: International" (US$6.6 million)
"Avengers: Endgame" (US$5.5 million)
"Child's Play" (US$4.3 million)
"Rocketman" (US$3.9 million)
"John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum" (US$3.2 million)