Toy Story 4 Opens To Franchise-Best Box Office; How It Compares To Every Other Pixar Movie
Toy Story 4 is a huge hit.
Pixar's newest movie, Toy Story 4, opened in theatres this weekend--and it was a massive success. The movie made an estimated $118 million in the US and Canada, according to box office numbers from Entertainment Weekly. That's below industry projections of as much as $165 million, but despite the lower-than-expected result, it's still a juggernaut.
Its $118 million is above the $110.3 million that Toy Story 3 made over its opening weekend in 2010 to become the best opening-weekend in the entire Toy Story franchise.
Additionally, Toy Story 4 is one of the most successful animated movies in the history of cinema, only behind The Incredibles 2 ($182.7 million) and Finding Dory ($135.1 million) from Pixar, as well as Shrek the Third ($121.6 million) for best opening weekend for an animated movie in the US and Canada. What's more, Toy Story 4 is the third movie so far in 2019 to open with more than $100 million over its first weekend; the other two are Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame, both of which are also Disney movies.
An amazing crew/cast has been working very hard over the last 5 years to bring Toy Story 4 to the big screen tomorrow. We love these toys so much, you will feel it on the screen.— Josh Cooley (@CooleyUrFaceOff) June 21, 2019
OH, and stay after the credits. The story doesn’t end until the VERY last frame. Enjoy! pic.twitter.com/Ds1x31Nhxw
Toy Story 4 made an estimated $120 million from overseas markets this weekend, so globally, it's now pulled in around $238 million after only three days in theatres. The movie also boasts an enviable A CinemaScore rating, which suggests positive word-of-mouth will help it continue to succeed in the coming weeks.
Scroll down to see a ranking of best opening weekends for Pixar movies over the years.
Toy Story 4, which is directed by Josh Cooley, brings back a lot of the original voice cast including Tom Hanks as Woody and Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear. Everyone's favorite person right now, Keanu Reeves, also voices a new character in the film, while Jordan Peele, Keegan Michael-Key, and a long list of other huge names also have roles.
June 21-23 US/Canada Box Office
- Toy Story 4 -- $118 million
- Child's Play -- $14.1 million
- Aladdin -- $12.2 million
- Men In Black International -- $10.8 million
- Secret Life of Pets 2 -- $10.1 million
- Rocketman -- $5.7 million
- John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum -- $4.1 million
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters -- $3.7 million
- Dark Phoenix -- $3.6 million
- Shaft -- $3.6 million
Pixar Domestic Box Office Opening-Weekend Ranking:
- Incredibles 2 -- $182.7 million
- Finding Dory -- $135 million
- Toy Story 4 -- $118 million
- Toy Story 3 -- $110 million
- Inside Out -- $90.4 million
- Monsters University -- $82.4 million
- Incredibles -- $70.5 million
- Finding Nemo -- $70.3 million
- Up -- $68 million
- Brave -- $66.3 million
- Cars 2 -- $66.1 million
- Wall-E -- $63 million
- Monsters Inc -- $62.6 million
- Cars -- $60.1 million
- Toy Story 2 -- $57.4 million
- Cars 3 -- $53.7 million
- Coco -- $50.8 million
- Ratatouille -- $47 million
- The Good Dinosaur -- $39.2 million
- A Bug's Life -- $33.3 million
- Toy Story -- $29.14 million
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