Disney Pixar’s new highly anticipated movie Lightyear seems to have flopped at its opening weekend.
The film, which is a prequel for the character Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story, has had one of Pixar’s worst-ever opening weekends at the box office.
It was released both in the states and the UK on June 17 but didn’t manage to dislodge Jurassic World: Dominion from the top spot at cinemas.
According to Insider, Disney bosses predicted the film would take around $70 million on its opening weekend although it only took roughly $50.5 million in America.
In terms of other Pixar flicks that flopped in its opening weekend, Lightyear is down there with Ratatouille which raked in $47.2 million back in 2007, The Good Dinosaur and Onward.
On movie database site IMDb, Lightyear only has a 5.2/10 rating, however, on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s got a rating of 75%.
The reason behind the film not doing as well as expected could be down to it being released not long after Top Gun: Maverick and Jurassic World: Dominion.
This meant that over Father’s Day weekend many audiences could have opted to see the other films instead.
According to UNILAD, those films took $44 million and $58 million on the opening weekend of Lightyear, sandwiching the Pixar movie between strongly performing blockbusters.
That being said, there’s potential for Lightyear to be a success as Disney Pixar fans saw a similar thing happen with the film Coco. (DailyStar)