Animated Film ‘Lightyear’ Leads Box Office With $85 Million Haul

Pixar’s animated film “Lightyear” earned $51 million U.S. at the North American box office for
the best performance by a cartoon movie since the pandemic began in March 2020.

Internationally, Lightyear earned $34.6 million U.S. in ticket sales, bringing its global total during
its debut weekend to $85.6 million U.S.

However, Lightyear’s performance fell short of analyst expectations. Box office analysts had
forecast that Lightyear would earn between $70 million U.S. and $85 million U.S. at the
domestic box office and more than $100 million U.S. globally.

The previous two films in the Toy Story film franchise each opened to more than $100 million
U.S. in ticket sales, according to data from Comscore. “Toy Story 4” in 2019 topped $120 million
U.S. in its domestic debut, while “Toy Story 3′′ earned more than $110 million U.S. during its
opening weekend in 2010.

“Jurassic World: Dominion” generated $58.6 million domestically over the weekend in its second
week of release, bringing its cumulative global total to $622 million. “Top Gun: Maverick”
secured another $44 million U.S. over the weekend, bringing its worldwide total to nearly $900
million U.S.