Welcome to "Box Office Battle," The Fly's weekly preview projecting what the top films will be at the box office this weekend.
'SPIDER-MAN' BREAKS RECORD: Sony's (SNE) superhero sequel "Spider-Man: Far from Home" earned $39.25M on its opening night Tuesday, making it the largest Tuesday debut of all-time. The movie marks the last film in the "third phase" of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and directly follows the events of "Avengers: Endgame." The film, playing at over 4,600 theaters, is expecting to open in the range of $170M-$190M over the six-day holiday "weekend," and Box Office Mojo estimates a three-day opening weekend domestic gross of $80M or higher.
'MIDSOMMAR' ALSO OPENING: Also opening this weekend, and expected to finish just outside the top five, is A24's horror film "Midsommar," which started playing on Wednesday and is expecting a five-day debut in the $9M-15M range.
OVERALL DOMESTIC PROJECTIONS: (Three-day forecast)
- Spider-Man: Far From Home: $80M+
- Toy Story 4: $32M
- Yesterday: $9M-$10M
- Annabelle Comes Home: $8M
- Aladdin: $7.8M
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