With “Toy Story 4” already dominating the box office in terms of response, reviews, and revenue, a few new films will enter the mix this coming weekend. “Annabelle Comes Home” is amongst the new releases, as well as a Beatles-themed film called “Yesterday.”
“Annabelle Comes Home” is the latest film in The Conjuring’s horror franchise. It features the haunted doll known as Annabelle, this time seemingly locked away in a case to prevent any chaos. Unfortunately, when three girls are left alone in a house with Annabelle in the basement, the unthinkable happens as the doll is freed from its case, and able to unleash all sorts of creatures or haunted happenings in the house. Patrick Wilson and Verna Farmiga reprise their roles as demonologists the Warrens for the film which also stars talented young actress McKenna Grace as their daughter Judy.
In “Yesterday,” Himesh Patel plays Jack Malik, a struggling singer-songwriter who finds his dreams of finding fame diminishing quickly. One day, a bus accident and a global blackout occur. Once Jack wakes up, he finds himself in a world where The Beatles never existed, so it’s up to him to try to bring their classic songs to the masses. The film is rated PG-13 and also stars Lily James from “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.”
Both films have received an aggregate review score at Rotten Tomatoes in the mid-to-high 60s. While “Annabelle” already debuted in theaters on June 26, “Yesterday” will release on Friday, June 28 in theaters. As Variety reported, the new horror movie has already brought in $3.5 million so far from Tuesday previews.
Expectations are that it could end up making $30 million over its five-day debut through the weekend showings. “Yesterday” is expected to make about $10 million during its debut. However, neither film should touch the reigning king at the box office. “Toy Story 4” is still very much alive as the Disney/Pixar film opened last week to great numbers and will continue to get them as the Fourth of July holiday approaches.
The newest entry in the “Toy Story” franchise brought in $118M just last weekend and has continued to add to that total. According to Box Office Mojo, it’s generated over $155 million and continuing to bring more moviegoers to see it for the first time, or repeat showings. As of Tuesday, it was ahead of the competition with $20.57 million, with the next-closest film the live-action remake of “Aladdin” at $2.7 million.