Pixar’s return to the big screen Light year, made $5.2 million between Wednesday fan previews and Thursday night shows, which is just shy of the $6.3 million that Paramount sonic the hedgehog 2 did so in April during its first two days of previews.
Light yearWednesday fan screenings began at 6 p.m., while Thursday sessions began at 3 p.m. Space ranger Buzz Lightyear’s sci-fi origin story is booked in 4,255 theaters and is expected to gross between $70 million and $85 million. The global startup is envisioned at $135 million, with the overseas footprint being 43 material markets, accounting for 79% of international. Rotten Tomatoes reviews are 80% certified fresh, which is below the high range of 90% to 100% of the toy story movies. If the family movie is going to overindex, it comes down to Father’s Day traffic, not to mention, the June 16 holiday being celebrated on Monday. To date during the pandemic, Paramount’s sonic the hedgehog 2 holds the highest opening for a family film at $72.1 million.
Light year is well ahead of Universal/Illumination’s pre-holiday Tuesday previews Sing 2 ($1.6M) and Disney Encanto ($1.5M). presales for Light year were estimated at around $10 million yesterday, slightly less sonic the hedgehog 2is 12 to 14 million dollars.
Universal/Amblin’s Jurassic World Dominion led all films in regular release yesterday with $8.66 million, -13% from Wednesday at 4,676. The film will share Imax screens with Light year this weekend, but give them up entirely to the Disney/Pixar film in its third weekend. Taking the first week for Domination is $191.1 million, 7% behind the first week of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Paramount/Skydance Top Gun: Maverick saw $6.2 million yesterday, -6% from Wednesday for a third week of $78.7 million and a running total of $422.1 million.
Disney/Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness made around $614,000, for a sixth week of $7.9M and a running total of $400.8M.
Universal/DreamWorks Animations The villains grossed $282,000, -24%, for an eighth week of $4M and a cumulative total of $93.2M.
by Disney Bob’s Burgers Movies grossed around $280,000, for a third week of $3.9M and a cumulative total of $28.7M.