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Counterprogramming slows summer box office, but there was one very bright spot this weekend

Annlee Ellingson
Counterprogramming slows summer box office, but there was one very bright spot this weekend

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” was No. 1 at the domestic box office again this past weekend, but two new counterprogramming movies failed to generate much heat. The Sony (NYSE: SNE) Spidey flick added another estimated $45 million to its North American coffers for a new total of $275 million. “Toy Story 4” was runner-up with an estimated $21 million, bringing the Walt Disney Co. animated adventure’s domestic total to $346 million and $771 million globally.