Pixar’s “Lightyear” rocketed to a $51 million from 4,255 North American theatres, which is the best performance of an animated feature since the pandemic began.
Internationally, the film collected $34.6 million in ticketing sales, bringing the haul at $85.6 million. Although the animated film’s performance falls short of expectations, as the Disney film was expected to that boundless milestone in its box office debut.
The Disney films was highly ambitions because the last two films in the Toy Story franchise opened to more than $100 million in ticket sales. ″’Lightyear” had a great deal of potential on paper, but a number of factors resulted in this very rare box office misfire for a Pixar release,” said Shawn Robbins, Chief Media analyst at BoxOffice.com.
Even with a colossal 60% decline, “Jurassic World Dominion,” generated $58.6 million over the weekend and managed to crown the box office again. In third place, Top Gun: Maverick continues to fly high with another $44 million from 4,035 venues in North America.
“This was a good old-fashioned summer holiday movie weekend that saw three films earning more than $40 million as the competition for the attention of moviegoers heats up. Newcomer ‘Lightyear’ will now rely on a longer trajectory in theatres in the wake of a debut that has left some underwhelmed,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore.