Box Office: ‘Toy Story 4’ Tracking for Huge $150M Opening
“Toy Story 4” is heading for a massive opening weekend in June.
According to those with access to early tracking, the Pixar animation is looking at a stateside debut around $150 million. That number could go even higher after Disney’s final marketing push for the film and reviews are released, with some industry experts saying that the movie could even reach as high as $180 million in North America.
The franchise installment is likely to outpace “Toy Story 3″‘s $110.3 million (unadjusted for inflation) and is coming in on par with big earners “Finding Dory” ($135 million) and “Incredibles 2” ($182.6 million).
Fandango announced this morning that “Toy Story 4” is the new record-holder for best first day presales for an animated title, outselling last year’s “Incredibles 2”. the previous record-holder. Tickets went on sale Tuesday at noon, and within the first 24 hours, “Toy Story 4” outpaced other major presellers like “Finding Dory” and the live-action “Beauty and the Beast”.
“Toy Story 4” hits theaters June 21.