“Lightyear” in surprise battle with “Jurassic World Dominion”



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“Lightyear” in surprise battle with “Jurassic World Dominion”

“Lightyear,” the $200-million “Toy Story” spinoff, has been set to top the box office over this holiday weekend, though it appears the dinosaurs of “Jurassic World Dominion” might pour cold water over the optimism.

In the matter of the fact, Pixar and Disney’s Lightyear was expected to top the box office over Father’s Day and Juneteenth holiday box office, though, the big-budget film seems to be in trouble, as N. American domestic box office remains heavily crowded with “Jurassic World Dominion” closing in a $500 million milestone.

Apart from that, Tom Cruise-starred “Top Gun: Maverick,” the sequel of 1986’s “Top Gun,” looks well-placed to top $1 billion in a couple of weeks with audiences of family movies returning in the theatres.

As “Jurassic World Dominion” could rack up another $57 million coming into the second weekend, “Lightyear” could shelve between $52 million and $55 million, much-lower than a previously estimated target range between a $70 million and an $80 million.

If truth is to be told, although “Lightyear” is expected to top the box office over one or two weekends before release of heavyweights like of Universal’s “Minions: The Rise of Gru” as well as “Thor: Love and Thunder”.

“Minions: The Rise of Gru” as well as “Thor: Love and Thunder” will make their debuts in domestic box office on July 1 and July 8 respectively.

“Lightyear” faces trouble amid crowdy weekend

On top of that, sources close to Universal were quoted saying in a press agency report released late on Saturday that the “Jurassic world Dominion” could easily snatch about a $66 million until Monday night, which eventually would add to holocaust on “Lightyear” revenues in ticket sales.

At this standpoint, “Lightyear” is expected to rack up a lumpsum of $60 million through Monday.