Going into the weekend, enthusiasm really couldn’t be higher for the fourth film in the Toy Story franchise. While many of us were skeptical that the movie could actually hold a candle to any single entry in the franchise, it has exceeded all expectations of quality — including for those lucky LRM Online staff members who had a chance to actually check out the movie early. And along with those expectation-breaking-reactions…expectations for Toy Story 4‘s box office have appropriately been raised.
According to Variety, the film has taken in $12 million in its Thursday box office preview numbers. The only other Pixar film that has those Thursday numbers beaten is Incredibles 2, which took in an astounding $18.5 million. That movie went on to take in $182.7 million in its opening weekend and $1.2Bn worldwide.
Admittedly, this would seem t imply around $120 million from Toy Story 4 in its opening weekend, which would be less than its predecessor, which opened at $135 million. It also be less than the $140 million Disney predicted and the ridiculous $200 million some experts are predicting. That being said, given that this film does skew a bit younger, it’s also possible that those Saturday and Sunday numbers will be higher than expected.
Regardless, even if it does fall short of expectations, given the reception, I don’t think anyone will be able to consider this one a failure. From what we can tell, if Toy Story 4 is indicative of the types of movies we’ll be getting post-John Lasseter, I think we’re in good shape.
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