EXCLUSIVE: Disney continues to build movies this summer, and the audience continues to come. Industry Sources – not Disney – inform us that Pixars Toy Story 4 is looking around $ 12M tonight, which will make it the second best preview night for an animated image post $ $ 18.5M last night.
Tonight's estimated ticket sales for Toy Story 4 are 3x that of Toy Story 3 s preview tonight ($ 4M) back on June 17, 2010, and It was out midnight showtimes.
Toy Story 4 started at 5 PM fan events at 22 theaters tonight with the series' four titles followed by a 6 PM nationwide break. Tomorrow Toy Story 4 will play at 4,575 theaters, the second largest release ever after Avengers: Endgame who played at 4,662 theaters.
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Will Toy Story 4 Over Index Up To $ 200M Opening Weekend Or Stay About $ 160M? Will the lack of a Father's Day Sunday slow it down? Both Incredibles 2 and 2016's Finding Dory had the benefits of that vacation rental.
Last year Incredible 2 s Thursday night took 26% of its all-time opening day animated pic record of $ 71.2m, which continued to become the best animation pic domestic opening of all-time with $ 182.6M. Prior to Incredibles 2, Pixars Finding Dory owned the best domestic debut for animated image with $ 135M. That image is $ 9.2 million. On Thursday, 17% of the opening day represented $ 54.7 million. If we share the difference on the Thursday night percentage range then tonight means that 21.5% of Toy Story 4 Friday's total or $ 55.8M.
For many weeks there have been several signs pointing to Toy Story 4 's great success: Josh Cooley – directed fourthquel already owns a 98% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, while the picture scored the best first day ever presents May 28) for an animated movie on both Fandango and Atom Tickets, outseller Incredibles 2. Also Toy Story 4 put a record on Atom Best Purchase of Time for a Disney Animated Movie That Exceeded Incredibles 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet . Also Toy Story 4 delegated the sale of Disney's live action hit Aladdin .
We'll get more updates for you tomorrow.