Pixar’s newest movie, Toy Story 4, opened in theatres this weekend–and it was a massive success. The movie made an estimated $118 million in the US and Canada, according to box office numbers from Entertainment Weekly. That’s below industry projections of as much as $165 million, but despite the lower-than-expected result, it’s still a juggernaut.
Its $118 million is above the $110.3 million that Toy Story 3 made over its opening weekend in 2010 to become the best opening-weekend in the entire Toy Story franchise.
Additionally, Toy Story 4 is one of the most successful animated movies in the history of cinema, only behind The Incredibles 2 ($182.7 million) and Finding Dory ($135.1 million) from Pixar, as well as Shrek the Third ($121.6 million) for best opening weekend for an animated movie in the US and Canada. What’s more, Toy Story 4 is the third movie so far in 2019 to open with more than $100 million over its first weekend; the other two are Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame, both of which are also Disney movies.
An amazing crew/cast has been working very hard over the last 5 years to bring Toy Story 4 to the big screen tomorrow. We love these toys so much, you will feel it on the screen.
OH, and stay after the credits. The story doesn’t end until the VERY last frame. Enjoy! pic.twitter.com/Ds1x31Nhxw
— Josh Cooley (@CooleyUrFaceOff) June 21, 2019
Toy Story 4 made an estimated $120 million from overseas markets this weekend, so globally, it’s now pulled in around $238 million after only three days in theatres. The movie also boasts an enviable A CinemaScore rating, which suggests positive word-of-mouth will help it continue to succeed in the coming weeks.
Scroll down to see a ranking of best opening weekends for Pixar movies over the years.
Toy Story 4, which is directed by Josh Cooley, brings back a lot of the original voice cast including Tom Hanks as Woody and Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear. Everyone’s favorite person right now, Keanu Reeves, also voices a new character in the film, while Jordan Peele, Keegan Michael-Key, and a long list of other huge names also have roles.
June 21-23 US/Canada Box Office
- Toy Story 4 — $118 million
- Child’s Play — $14.1 million
- Aladdin — $12.2 million
- Men In Black International — $10.8 million
- Secret Life of Pets 2 — $10.1 million
- Rocketman — $5.7 million
- John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum — $4.1 million
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters — $3.7 million
- Dark Phoenix — $3.6 million
- Shaft — $3.6 million
Pixar Domestic Box Office Opening-Weekend Ranking:
- Incredibles 2 — $182.7 million
- Finding Dory — $135 million
- Toy Story 4 — $118 million
- Toy Story 3 — $110 million
- Inside Out — $90.4 million
- Monsters University — $82.4 million
- Incredibles — $70.5 million
- Finding Nemo — $70.3 million
- Up — $68 million
- Brave — $66.3 million
- Cars 2 — $66.1 million
- Wall-E — $63 million
- Monsters Inc — $62.6 million
- Cars — $60.1 million
- Toy Story 2 — $57.4 million
- Cars 3 — $53.7 million
- Coco — $50.8 million
- Ratatouille — $47 million
- The Good Dinosaur — $39.2 million
- A Bug’s Life — $33.3 million
- Toy Story — $29.14 million