The film beats Furiosa at the US box office

It's another disappointing weekend at the summer box office, as overall U.S. box office receipts appear to be down 69 percent from last year. Year-to-date revenues have decreased by 24 percent from last year.

For some, there are reasons to smile. Garfield: The Moviefrom Alcon and Sony, won easily Furiosa: from the Mad Max saga, written by George Miller, topped the weekend chart with an estimated $14 million for a domestic total of $51.6 million. Alcon fully financed the film to the tune of $60 million, which has crossed the $100 million mark overseas with a worldwide gross of $152.2 million.

Furiosa, which cost $168 million to produce, fell 59 percent to $10.8 million, dashing hopes it could rebound after a disappointing Memorial Day opening. The dystopian saga also stalls overseas, earning just $21 million from 77 markets for a global total of $114.4 million ($49.7 million domestic, $64.7 million domestic). No one expected Garfield to earn more than Furiosa this weekend internationally, with $27 million in 60 markets.

Adding to Furiosa's problems is that the film is almost outdone by the family film Imaginary friends By John Krasinski, now in its third weekend. The film starring Ryan Reynolds has strong staying power and has grossed another $10.5 million domestically for $80.1 million in North America and $135 million worldwide, according to numbers released last weekend from Comscore. @mondario

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Terry Alexander

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