Toy Story 4 is shortly set to pass the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office.
The film – which hit cinema screens in June – has so far taken $990,210,017. Once it crosses the $1 billion line it will become the sixth movie this year to hit the milestone, following Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin, Spider-Man: Far From Home and The Lion King.
As previously noted on this blog, all of these hugely successful movies have one thing in common – Disney dollars! Each of the six films above is either a Disney movie or in the case of Spider-Man: Far From Home, has had Disney’s involvement (by way of a Sony Pictures/Marvel Studios collaboration).
Can any more Disney films cross $1 billion this year?
Hmm… let’s see how Frozen 2 and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker do when they get released in late 2019.
Toy Story 4‘s rise to the $1 billion club has been clear for some time – the Disney-Pixar movie has been a hit with both critics and audiences alike, and has played well across the summer season (i.e. when the school holidays are in full-swing). But how well does this latest entry stack up against the other movies in the series?
Here’s how the film’s rank at present:
- Toy Story 3 (2010) – $1,066,969,703
- Toy Story 4 (2019) – $990,210,017
- Toy Story 2 (1999) – $497,366,869
- Toy Story (1995) – $373,554,033
At present, Toy Story 3 is the most successful film in the series, with Toy Story 4 not far behind. Toy Story 2 is in third place, with 1995’s Toy Story in fourth place.
Collectively (and with some additional income from a Toy Story/Toy Story 2 3D release back in 2009) the series is close to hitting $3 billion from box office receipts. Not bad, right?