Buzz Lightyear was unable to reach the box office hyperspace on weekends. However, the reason was unknown.
“”LightyearThe first Pixar movie to be released in theaters in more than two years will have an estimated $ 51 million tickets in 4,255 locations in the United States and Canada during the first three days of its release, according to Comscore, which summarizes box office revenues. I sold it. .. Although rugged, the total is nearly 30% below pre-release analysts. Expectations And it wasn’t enough to eclipse.Jurassic World Dominion“As the No. 1 multiplex draw.
“This is a soft opening to spin off one of the most successful animated series to date,” he said. Subscription newsletter About box office income.
Overseas, “Light Year” raised an additional $ 34.6 million. “In almost every international market,’light-years’ are open prior to the upcoming school holidays, so long-term play is key,” Disney said in a Sunday box office record.
The Movies were banned In 14 small box office markets in the Middle East and Southeast Asia for a brief depiction of same-sex relationships. In one scene, Uzo Aduba’s voiced Space Ranger kisses his wife a little. Chinese authorities have not yet announced whether to clear the “light year” for the release.However, box office revenue analysts are national Previous stance About LGBTQ content.
The $ 200 million movie revisits Pixar’s hugely successful “Toy Story” series. However, the way of thinking this time is very different. “Lightyear” is the first part about the human Buzz Lightyear, which inspired the toys that Buzz fans know and love, and his efforts to escape the hostile alien planet. Being human, Buzz sounds different and Chris Evans provides his voice. (Tim Allen called out to Buzz for the action figure and three sequels to “Toy Story” released in 1995.) No Woody either.
Reviews Almost positive,However Less than normal For Pixar releases. (“Succeeds in a way that is more in line with Disney’s second-tier animation than Pixar on the top shelf.” AO Scott wrote At the New York Times. ) Domestic ticket buyers gave “Light Year” a negative rating in the CinemaScore exit poll.
So why was “Light Year” disappointing?
Disney trained the family to expect Pixar movies to arrive at Disney + Streaming Services. The last three Pixar movies — “soul,“”Luka” When “get red— Debuting online, Disney cites the coronavirus pandemic as a reason. Some fans were turned off due to the lack of Allen as a major vocal talent, and Twitter showed a commentary on #NotMyBuzz.and Viral tweets Last week, actress Patricia Heaton drew attention to Allen’s absence. “Why do they completely castrate this iconic and beloved character?” She wrote.
Some ultra-conservative politicians and experts have criticized the film for containing homosexual relationships.Texas State Senator Ted Cruz Against the rail “Awakened Disney” in a podcast, citing the description of “Lesbian Toys” in “Lightyear.”
The pandemic has diminished, but some parents are definitely still squeaking about going to the theater. (Another test will take place on July 1st when Universal releases the sequel to the animated spin-off, Minions: The Rise of Guru.)
And the competition with holdover movies was fierce. “”Jurassic World Dominion“From Universal” earned about $ 58.7 million in North America and about $ 250 million in total for the two weeks. “Light Year” was the second. “”Top Gun: Maverick(Paramount) remained healthy in third place, raising about $ 44 million and raising the national total for four weeks to $ 466 million.