The Walt Disney Company has once again dominated the very disappointing summer box office with their new film from Pixar, Toy Story 4.
The fourth film in the beloved franchise collected $118 million at the domestic box office this weekend. While that haul is significantly below expectations, which anticipated a start near $140 million, it’s hardly a disappointment for the critically acclaimed movie. Strong word-of-mouth should keep the film going strong throughout the summer.
Toy Story 4 ranks as the fourth-biggest launch for an animated movie behind Incredibles 2 ($182 million), Finding Dory ($135 million), and Shrek the Third ($121 million). It’s also only the third movie this year to cross $100 million in receipts during its opening weekend. The other two, Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame were both Disney releases as well.
Overseas, the film picked up $120 million from 37 international territories for a global start of $238 million.
Disney’s live-action adaptation of Aladdin is easily the surprise hit of the year as the film has shown no signs of slowing down. The musical made $12 million in its fifth weekend of release, boosting its worldwide total to an astounding $810 million.
Both Toy Story 4 and Aladdin are in theaters now.
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