It’s not set the box office alight, but Disney will be hoping for better things for Pixar’s Lightyear when the film lands on its streaming service this August.
It’s had a bumpier run that had been expected at cinemas, but that’s not stopping Disney’s latest box office hit making its next stop along the production line. We’re talking of course about the Toy Story spin-off movie Lightyear, that’s garnered headlines about how it’s been a critical and commercial disappointment, yet still seems to have helped itself to $115m in the US.
Still, there’s no getting around the fact that the film’s $213m worldwide gross is a long, long fall from the $1bn+ peaks of the franchise highs. Furthermore, given that this is the first Pixar release in four to get a full cinema release, it’s raised some alarm bells that such an expected sure-fire hit has stumbled.
Will it find its homes on Disney+? Not long to find out. Disney has announced that it’ll be heading to the service just in time for the school summer holidays, on Wednesday August 3rd. Expect a physical media release – thus far unannounced – to follow shortly thereafter.
Lightyear, meanwhile, continues to play in cinemas too.
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