Toy Story 4 was designed for the second best opening weekend of an animated feature film. But the most recent estimates are missing the podium with $ 120 million, fourth place in this category.
Although a $ 120 million domestic aperture would be a manna to any producer going through a box office blockbuster season overwhelmed by low performers like Shadowy phoenixAccording to Deadline, the total only highlights what Disney has given up not to release the film over the weekend of Father's Day. Both Disney and industry watchers were expecting Toy Story 4 to enter somewhere short of last year Awesome 2 premiere, whose opening of $ 182.6 million is the best ever for a cartoon.
Ibuttocks 2however, debuted over a weekend of Father's Day, and so did the second animated film of 2016, Looking for Dory. The $ 160 million box office watchers expected to Toy Story 4 may have been based on an advantage Toy Story 4 had no way Disney prioritized a globally coordinated debut. But if the film does not even cater to internal projections, you have the almost unthinkable – a Toy Story movie being called a bust, or at least a disappointment.
Some projections call for a 20% drop in ticket sales for Toy Story 4Next weekend. Overseas revenue is increasingly important, of course, but nothing boosts the perception that something is a hit as a dramatic US total.
Toy Story 4 will still bring in at least the fourth $ 100 million opening for a Disney animated feature, a head of Toy Story 3 110 million dollars in 2010 (also a father's day!) Shrek the third $ 121.6 million for Paramount and Dreamworks in its opening weekend of 2007, then it is possible that Toy Story 4 could climb to a bronze medal on this leaderboard. The other $ 100 million premieres for animated films are minions in 2015 (US $ 115 million for Universal), Shrek 2 in 2004 (US $ 108 million, Dreamworks) and The Secret Life of Pets in 2016 ($ 106 million, Universal).