After its latest films came to Disney+ instead of theaters, Pixar’s Toy Story spin-off Lightyear released in theaters this weekend and was expected to bring in a lot of money at the box office. The weekend numbers are now in, and while it did pull in lots of cash, it came in well below expectations.
Lightyear–which tells the origin story of Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Chris Evans–was expected to open with $72 million in the US this weekend. However, it ended up only making $51 million, according to Deadline.
For comparison, the last mainline Toy Story movie–2019’s Toy Story 4–made $120.9 million during its opening weekend in the US. The Father’s Day weekend in the US and Juneteenth being celebrated on Monday, June 20, could have helped improve Lightyear box office results, Deadline said, but it appears this did not happen.