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Infinity and beyond? Certainly not …

“Lightyear,” a spin-off story set in Pixar’s “Toy Story” universe, surpassed that infinite milestone at its box office debut, grossing a whopping $ 51 million from 4,255 North American theaters. The family audience from Kovid, the main population of the film, was largely absent. However, ticket sales to reputable brands such as Pixar, the home of “The Incredibles,” Nemo and “Up”, were disappointing. Spending $ 200 million and ten million on “light year” production is very problematic. More to the market.

Going on the weekend, Disney movie Revenue is expected to be at least $ 70 million. But its ambitions were thwarted by high competition from Universal’s Behemoth “Jurassic World Dominion” and Paramount’s high-flying “Top Gun: Maverick”, as well as a small conspiracy to see a slightly more secret source story about Buzz Lightyear. Connection to four films in the popular kid-friendly franchise. With a motionless lift, “Lightyear” came in second, becoming one of the rare Pixar films not to top the domestic box office.

In particular, after “Onward” in March 2020 – the first Pixar movie to be played on the big screen for more than two years “Lightyear”. During the epidemic, Three Pixar movies – “Soul,” “Luca” and “Turning Red” – have skipped theaters to land directly on Disney +, with some box office analysts questioning whether consumers are trained to watch Pixar movies at home. Other industry experts are questioning whether Disney is relying too much on brand recognition and not enough on implementation. “Lightyear” received an “A-” cinemascore, indicating that audiences enjoyed the film.

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Lightyear, Cinemacon

Lightyear, Cinemacon
(Getty Images)

David A. Gross, who runs franchise Entertainment Research, a film consulting firm, said: “It was a smooth opening to spin-off one of the most successful animation series of all time.” Finally topped, the last two cleared billions of dollars worldwide. But like all spin-offs, the ‘Lightyear’ story is narrow now. . “

‘Jurassic World 3’ dominates the box office over the opening weekend

Even with a massive 60% decline, “Jurassic World Dominion” Once again the box office was able to pick up the crown. Universal’s prehistoric sequel grossed $ 58.6 million from 4,697 movies in its second weekend, grossing $ 259 million domestically.

Released by Universal Pictures, the film features a scene from "Jurassic World Dominion".  (AP by Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment)

Released by Universal Pictures, the film features a scene from “Jurassic World Dominion”. (AP by Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment)
((AP by Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment))

In third place, “Top Gun: Maverick” continues to jump With a whopping $ 44 million from 4,035 venues in North America. Those box office returns, which were $ 15% lower than their pre-tour, were particularly significant because the film had been playing in theaters for over a month. With only $ 50 million in its fourth weekend of release, the single “Avatar” was the highest grossing theatrical run during this time. To date, the sequel to 1986’s “Top Gun” has grossed $ 466 million in the US and Canada and $ 885 million worldwide, making Tom Cruise the biggest blockbuster of his decades-long career.

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Tom Cruise attends the UK premiere of "Top Gun: Maverick" on May 19, 2022 in Leicester Square, London.  (Photo by Emon M. McCormack / Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Tom Cruise attends the UK premiere of “Top Gun: Maverick” on May 19, 2022 in Leicester Square, London. (Photo by Emon M. McCormack / Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
(Emon M. McCormack / Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Of Disney “Doctor Strange in the Multiverses of Madness” Received the No. 4 slot with $ 4.2 million from 2,455 locations. Seven weekends on the big screen, the Marvel Comic Book sequel has grossed an impressive $ 405.1 million in North America. However, the “Strange” sequel was not the highest grossing film of the year in the US, and the title now belongs to Pete “Maverick” Mitchell.

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