The sky seems to be the limit for the latest sequel to roll into cinemas this summer.
Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story” appeared to bow out, gracefully and quite profitably, a few years back with “Toy Story 3.”
It earned more than $1 billion at the global box office in 2010.
But all that money means they couldn’t resist coming back for more. “Coco” and “The Good Dinosaur,” “Cars 3” and “The Good Dinosaur” couldn’t manage that.
But “Finding Dory” and “The Incredibles 2” did, and how.
The Hollywood Reporter is saying $200 million is the high end of “Toy Story 4” expectations, but Variety adds that $140 is easily within reach. Disappointingly, Box Office Mojo hasn’t ventured a prediction. Yet.
By comparison, “The Secret Life of Pets 2” won’t reach $140 at all in North America. It’s made most of what it will earn, and it just cleared $105.
“The Child’s Play” reboot is getting some decent early reviews, but probably won’t cross the $20 million barrier opening weekend.
“Anna” from Lionsgate/Summit is damaged goods, has a no-name leading lady and will be lucky to clear $4.