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Lightyear movie flops during box office opening weekend as it fails to net mega-money

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READ MORE: Chris Evans slams countries which banned animated film Lightyear over same-sex kissAccording to Insider, Disney bosses predicted the film would take around $70 million on its opening weekend although it only took roughly $50.5 million in America.In terms of other Pixar flicks that flopped in its opening weekend, Lightyear is down there with Ratatouille which raked in $47.2 million back in 2007, The Good Dinosaur and Onward.On movie database site IMDb, Lightyear only has a 5.2/10 rating, however, on Rotten Tomatoes, it's got a rating of 75%.The reason behind the film not doing as well as expected could be down to it being released not long after Top Gun: Maverick and Jurassic World: Dominion.This meant that over Father's Day weekend many audiences could have opted to see the other films instead.According to UNILAD, those films took $44 million and $58 million on the opening weekend of Lightyear, sandwiching the Pixar movie between strongly performing blockbusters.

That being said, there's potential for Lightyear to be a success as Disney Pixar fans saw a similar thing happen with the film Coco.The 2017 film opened at $50.8 million in the US and then went on to be a huge success and take $210 million in the states and over $800 million across the globe.Although the film is not being shown in certain countries after it has been banned due to depictions of a same-sex relationship.

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