toy story 4 box office tracking

Toy Story 4‘s box office could do more than reach for the sky — it could shoot to infinity and beyond with an all-time best animated movie debut. The Toy Story 4 box office tracking estimates that the Pixar sequel is looking at a $160 million debut domestically and a whopping $260 million worldwide, with potential to reach $300 million if domestic overperforms.

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Toy Story 5

The filmmakers behind Pixar’s Toy Story 4 are completely aware that you’re wary about another sequel after the third film’s tear-jerking conclusion. “We felt the exact same way,” director Josh Cooley told us in a recent interview. “Even the idea of Toy Story 4, five years ago, we were like, ‘Wait, it’s over, though. Why are we even talking about this?'”

But one man convinced Cooley and his team that the story wasn’t over yet: Andrew Stanton, the director of Wall-E and Finding Nemo and one of the primary creative forces behind all three previous Toy Story movies. Learn about Stanton’s pitch for the fourth film below, and see what these filmmakers have to say about the possibility of a Toy Story 5. Read More »

pixar short

For more than two decades, Pixar provided two rare constants: high-quality animated films that appealed to kids and adults, and envelope-pushing animated shorts that would air right before those films in theaters. But now, over 20 years after Pixar debuted its Oscar-winning Geri’s Game in front of A Bug’s Life in 1998, the animation studio is breaking tradition with Toy Story 4, which will not feature a preceding Pixar short film.

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Toy Story 4 early buzz

Strange as it may be, one of the most complex and richly designed character arcs in mainstream American cinema of the last 30 years resides in the form of a computer-animated pull-string cowboy doll from the 1950s. As animated by the men and women of Pixar Animation Studios, and voiced by Tom Hanks, Sheriff Woody is a surprisingly deep and mature character, and his arc seemed to end with a near-literal passing of the torch at the end of 2010’s Toy Story 3.

The notion of a follow-up entry might seem like tempting fate for Pixar, which has leaned more on sequels in the 2010s than before. Thus, Woody’s journey of self-actualization and acceptance in Toy Story 4 is both gratifying and shocking, the latter precisely because it’s gratifying at all. The improbability of the Toy Story franchise, which inexplicably has not soured with age, comes to a sweet, emotionally apt conclusion now with a fine capper on a generally perfect series.

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a quiet place sequel

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Chucky can’t stop murdering Toy Story 4 characters.
  • Men In Black: International showcases Les Twins.
  • A Quiet Place 2 will wrap shooting in September.
  • The international Angel Has Fallen trailer has more scenes of Gerard Butler blowing stuff up.
  • Escape Plan 3 gets a red band trailer.

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Toy Story 4 early buzz

It’s been nine years since the cathartic, emotional ending of Toy Story 3 led Woody, Buzz, and the gang into a whole new chapter of their lives. With such a huge amount of goodwill built up for this franchise, continued by several delightful shorts that have been released on TV since then, Pixar was taking a creative gamble by rolling the dice on yet another sequel. (It appears as if it wasn’t much of a financial gamble, considering the presale numbers are already very impressive.)

So did Pixar hit the jackpot, roll snake eyes, or land somewhere in between? The sequel just screened to a select group of junket critics, so check out the Toy Story 4 early buzz below. Read More »

toy story 4 clip

Evil dolls are all the rage in the horror genre, so it’s no surprise that Woody and the gang’s Big Bad in Toy Story 4 is a sweet, cherubic doll named Gabby Gabby. But appearance isn’t everything, and soon those dead eyes will turn murderous. Well, not too murderous – this is a kid’s movie after all. But seeing this sweet-looking doll turn into a sinister villain may be enough to send any kid shivering under the covers. Watch Gabby Gabby’s introduction in the new Toy Story 4 clip below. Read More »

solo box office failure

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Men In Black International gets a snazzy Lexus ad.
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story fans, who do exist, would like a sequel.
  • Bryce Dallas Howard suggests that the surviving original Jurassic Park actors will be appearing in Jurassic World 3.
  • Toy Story 4 gets a colorful IMAX poster.

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Toy Story 4 cast

Pixar has always been able to lure in impressive casts for its films, and now the studio has roped a classic comedy foursome into its Toy Story 4 cast. Legendary comedians Betty White, Carol Burnett, Carl Reiner, and Mel Brooks have been added to the mix of toys and given pun-tastic character names to boot. Read More »

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Toy Story 4 presales

Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4 has broken the first of what could be many records, and it hasn’t even hit theaters yet. The upcoming sequel has already become the new record holder for best first day presales for an animated movie on Fandango, beating out another Pixar movie: last year’s Incredibles 2.

That superhero sequel shattered box office records with the highest opening weekend of any animated film ever and went on to become the second-highest grossing animated movie of all time behind Frozen. Now Toy Story 4 is announcing itself as a new contender for the crown.  Read More »