Toy Story 4 Opens To Franchise-Best Box Office; How It Compares To Every Other Pixar Movie

Toy Story 4 is a huge hit.

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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.

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

  1. Toy Story 4 -- $118 million
  2. Child's Play -- $14.1 million
  3. Aladdin -- $12.2 million
  4. Men In Black International -- $10.8 million
  5. Secret Life of Pets 2 -- $10.1 million
  6. Rocketman -- $5.7 million
  7. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum -- $4.1 million
  8. Godzilla: King of the Monsters -- $3.7 million
  9. Dark Phoenix -- $3.6 million
  10. Shaft -- $3.6 million

Pixar Domestic Box Office Opening-Weekend Ranking:

  1. Incredibles 2 -- $182.7 million
  2. Finding Dory -- $135 million
  3. Toy Story 4 -- $118 million
  4. Toy Story 3 -- $110 million
  5. Inside Out -- $90.4 million
  6. Monsters University -- $82.4 million
  7. Incredibles -- $70.5 million
  8. Finding Nemo -- $70.3 million
  9. Up -- $68 million
  10. Brave -- $66.3 million
  11. Cars 2 -- $66.1 million
  12. Wall-E -- $63 million
  13. Monsters Inc -- $62.6 million
  14. Cars -- $60.1 million
  15. Toy Story 2 -- $57.4 million
  16. Cars 3 -- $53.7 million
  17. Coco -- $50.8 million
  18. Ratatouille -- $47 million
  19. The Good Dinosaur -- $39.2 million
  20. A Bug's Life -- $33.3 million
  21. Toy Story -- $29.14 million

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I would be interested to see what that list looks like adjusted for inflation.

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I came here to post this. Cheers!