‘Lightyear’ Could Get Clobbered by ‘Jurassic World 3’ – The Hollywood Reporter

Pixar and Disney Light year is in a surprise close battle for the No. 1 spot at the Father’s Day and June 19 holiday box office with leftovers Jurassic World Dominion.

The family-friendly animated film was expected to open at least $70-85 million in North America, but now it looks like Light year may only reach $52-55 million for the three-day weekend.

Universal and Amblin Jurassic World Dominion could hit $57 million on its second outing.

Monday is a federal holiday honoring June 19, so Monday might be more like a Saturday and Sunday in terms of box office traffic. Universal initiates believe Jurassic World 3The national total could climb up to $66 million for the four days.

Light year could approach $60 million through Monday, but the toy story The start of the spin-off is a big disappointment for Pixar.

Chris Evans voices the iconic Space Ranger in the origin tale, which marks Pixar’s return to the big screen after seeing several of his family-friendly animated films head straight to Disney+ due to the COVID-19 pandemic . Light year serves as a test for the strength of the family market as the box office continues to recover.

The animated film currently has an 80% score for Rotten Tomatoes, which is definitely on the lower end of a Pixar offering, especially for the toy story franchise. Audiences gave it an A- CinemaScore. They’ll have plenty of quarterbacks on Monday to figure out what went wrong after the weekend was over.

Light year ranked No. 1 on Friday with an opening day gross of $20.7 million. Various models show Jurassic World Dominionwhich grossed $15.7 million, topping the Pixar title Saturday and Sunday. Dominationwhich crossed the $500 million mark worldwide, is expected to end the weekend with a domestic tally of $257 million.

Paramount and Skydance Top Gun: Maverick remains a formidable force in its fourth weekend. The picture is looking at a three-day gross of $40 million for a national tally of $462 million through Sunday as it heads toward the $500 million mark.

Estimates will be updated on Sunday.

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