The creators of Lightyearthe new animated film from Pixar, had all their expectations on the film and expected a high number of viewers in its first week of release.
In the United States alone, the film was expected to gross between $70 million and $85 million, according to estimates from the production and various filmmakers. However, profits fell short, posting revenue of just $51 million.
In total, the sum worldwide was 85.6 million dollars. This is how the film became the worst performer at the box office since Cars 2.
And it is that one of the great controversies that the film generated was the scene where two women get married, have a child and kiss; a representation of the LGBTI+ community on the big screen. In fact, several countries in the Middle East and Asia decided to veto Lightyear of its movie theaters, such as Egypt, Indonesia, Lebanon, Kuwait, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Other reasons that could explain the low attendance is a change in the consumption habits of viewers, who prefer platforms such as Netflix or Disney +.
Post-pandemic, audience and technological challenges intensified for movie houses. The strengthening of streamingfor example, has made many fans stop going to the cinemas for the premiere of their favorite films.
Now, Disney and Pixar have made a solid team that, despite the results of Lightyearthe has catapulted to the top in the making of animated feature films.
Pixar was born in 1979 and was bought by the billionaire Steve Jobs, later passing into the hands of Disney in 2006. In 1995, the studio launched toy storyhis first film, from which the character of Buzz Lightyear is recognized.
Several of his films have raised millions of dollars.
These are the 10 highest grossing:
- toy Story 3: The renowned production where characters like Ken and Lotso the bear appear, and that won two Oscars for Best Animated Film and Best Original Song, left a sum of 1,066 million dollars.
- Finding Dory: With an approximate of 1,029 million dollars, the famous sequel to Finding Nemo and which was directed by Andrew Stanton, is the fourth highest grossing film of the Pixar company.
- Finding Nemo: The film of the famous clownfish, and winner of an Oscar award, left a profit of 949 million dollars for the study.
- Intensely: The feature film that tells the story of human emotions, which was released in 2015, generated revenues of 867 million dollars.
- Coconut: With 807 million dollars and revenues, the production set in Mexico and which talks about the traditional Day of the Dead, is the company’s seventh highest-grossing film.
- Monster University: The second part of the film Monsters Inc.which was released in 2013, grossed $743 million.
- Up: The ninth place goes to this film directed by Pete Docter and winner of two Oscars, with a total collection of 735 million dollars.
- The Incredibles: 631 million dollars was the sum raised by the well-known film that narrates the life of the Parr family and their superpowers, placing it as the tenth in the top.
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After the failure of ‘Lightyear’, these are the 10 highest-grossing Pixar films