‘Spider-Man’ weaves box office lead

Once again Spider-Man seems to be trapping everything that flies by: Spider-Man: Far From Home took in an impressive $93.6 million in North America over the US holiday weekend and has passed the half-billion-dollar mark worldwide, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations estimated Sunday.

‘Spider-Man’ weaves box office lead
Tom Holland and Zendaya on the set of the latest Spider-Man movie
This latest in the Spider-Man franchise, made by Sony and Disney-owned Marvel, set a record six-day total for a Tuesday release of $185.1 million, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Its storyline follows on blockbuster Avengers: Endgame to focus on how Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) confront a world without Iron Man. Also starring are ZendayaJake Gyllenhaal, and J.B. Smoove.

Coming in second in its third week out was Disney/Pixar collaboration Toy Story 4, at $34.3 million. The film again features the voices of Tom Hanks as Woody, the eager but empty-holstered cowboy doll, and Tim Allen as space toy Buzz Lightyear.

In third, at $10.8 million, was Universal’s alternate-universe romantic comedy YesterdayHimesh Patel stars as a struggling musician who, after a mysterious global blackout, is the only person in the world to remember the Beatles and their music -- and takes full advantage of it.

Patel does his own singing; Danny Boyle, of Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire fame, directs.

Fourth spot went to Warner Bros. horror film Annabelle Comes Home, at $9.8 million. In fifth was Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin, taking in $7.6 million in its seventh week out.

Topics: Spider-Man , Spider-Man: Far From Home , Exhibitor Relations , Tom Holland , Jake Gyllenhaal , Himesh Patel
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