Those $140 to as high as $200 million opening weekend predictions for the pointless anti-climactic “Toy Story 4” proved to be our collective reach f a pie the sky. Disney Pixar, which as Deadline.com points out, normally opens it’s summer moves on Father’s Day, waited a week and saw that decision blow up in their faces.
As I said in my review, there’s nothing in this sequel that we haven’t seen before, funnier and more touchingly rendered in three earlier films. Audiences suspected as much. No best Pixar opening ever, no second best Pixar opening ever. Adjusted for inflation, this is underwhelming even by “Toy Story” standards.
Another brand name franchise showing itself out of date was the “Child’s Play” reboot. $18 miion projected, a million Mark Hamill and Aubrey Plaza promotional interviews and it barely cleared $14.
“Aladdin” keeps making money. “Anna” did not.
A Luc Besson bust, with or without “MeToo” blowback over rape and harassment charges.