“Lightyear” brought back the space ranger of our childhood in an unprecedented adventure. We not only got to know his origin story, but also his comrades-in-arms and how he started his rivalry with the evil Emperor Zurg.
Despite high expectations, the new Disney-Pixar bet had a world premiere below expectations. The most enthusiastic analysts anticipated that the film could take flight when the controversy over the LGBT scene has dissipated, but censorship in 14 countries played against it.
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According to The Numbers, “Lightyear” ended its second weekend with just $17.6 million, a disastrous 65.1% drop from its first. A general collection that does not even recover the cost of production, 200 million dollars.
The situation has fans worried, since the post-credit scenes of the film gave rise to several sequels to build a film saga. However, Disney-Pixar plans could be canceled after the numbers recorded.
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What is “Lightyear” about?
Buzz Lightyear and his crew are stranded on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth after an accident.
As they try to find their way back home, they are all threatened by the arrival of Zurg and his army of ruthless robots.
Director of “Lightyear” against the haters
Through Twitter, director Angus MacLane broke the silence about the situation and made it clear that he is tired of the controversy, as well as the attacks on social networks. Despite this, he is happy with the work that the production has done:
“People can review bomb all day. This movie will premiere on Disney+ and it will be the movie that everyone wishes they had seen in theaters. I don’t mind. I have to see it in IMAX. It’s great”.
What is the name of Buzz’s girlfriend?
In the “Toy story” saga, the brave shepherdess Betty is the romantic interest of Woody the cowboy. Meanwhile, the friendship turns into a strong attraction between Buzz and Jessie the cowgirl in the third film of the saga.
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