Let’s hear it for the toys, because Buzz, Woody and co’s latest (and last – boo) adventure – Toy Story 4 – looks just about set to cross the $1 billion mark at some point this week.
According to CinemaBlend, as of Sunday August 4, the fourth film in the Toy Story franchise had made $959,250,743 worldwide ($410 million at the domestic box office and $549.2 million from the foreign markets). This means that Toy Story 4 needs approximately $40 million to hit $1 billion – a feat that many critics and experts think is well within its grasp this week.
If and when the film does reach the all-important figure, it will become the sixth film under Disney’s ever-expanding umbrella to cross the coveted $1 billion mark, this year. Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, Aladdin, Spider-Man: Far From Home and The Lion King have all earned over $1 billion dollars in 2019.
Back in 2010, Toy Story 3 made history for Pixar when it crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office (it grossed $1,066,969,703 worldwide in total) – a magnificent feat for any animation film at the time.
If Toy Story 4 reaches its $1 billion-feat, it may inadvertently reward the entire franchise with another fantastic feat! According to Forbes, the Toy Story franchise is on the verge of crossing $3 billion in total earnings. It’s currently at $2,929,400,000 worldwide. All eyes are now on Toy Story 4 to make the $70 million (approx.) needed to achieve both goals. And there’s every possibility that could happen this week…
Remember when earning a billion dollars for a film was a big deal? Disney sure don’t…
Toy Story 4 received more or less glowing reviews from critics. Check out The DisInsider’s review here.