‘Toy Story 4’ scares off latest ’Annabelle’ film to remain No. 1 at box office as ‘Yesterday’ surprises

The Danny Boyle-directed musical romantic comedy featuring the music of the Beatles debuted well over industry expectations, earning an estimated $17 million from North American theaters. In a summer where most films have debuted either under or at industry tracking, which are often lowball projections, and original comedies have struggled to find audiences, “Yesterday” proved to be the exception.