“Lightyear”, the new spin-off of “Toy story”, brought back the space guardian who conquered our hearts 27 years ago. The adventures of the character and the rest of the toys marked a generation, but his true story finally came to light.
Although the film, which is directed by Angus MacLane, is seen as the beginning of a new saga, the box office numbers do not favor Pixar-Disney plans. According to Variety, the film has generated 85.6 million dollars worldwide, with a bleak forecast for the following days of exhibition. What is this about?
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Banned in 14 countries
Being a worldwide film, the film has had to deal with censorship from various markets. Disney refused to remove the scene showing a same-sex kiss, causing countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to decide not to show it in their theaters.
Eminent premiere on Disney Plus
“Lightyear” is the first Pixar movie to hit theaters since the quarantine, but its numbers have not been as expected. The public has become accustomed to seeing the films on Disney Plus and most choose to watch it on the platform for free, from the comfort of their home.
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What movies did the space ranger compete against?
“Lightyear” came in second place at the US box office, just below “Jurassic world dominion”, a film that had already been in theaters for several days. In numbers, the film with Chris Evans could not beat “Top gun: Maverick”, “Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness” and “The Bob’s Burgers movie”.
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