Weekend Box Office: The spaceman could not defeat the dinosaurs

Some days, you’d swear people just don’t care that much about a fake astronaut in a fake movie that falsely inspired a fake toy in an actual movie.

One such day is today.

Pixar’s Lightyear, the only major release of the weekend, did not do so great at the box office. Failing well below industry predictions, the Toy Story spinoff about the in-universe movie that begat the toy that begat the original movie opened to an estimated $50.6 million—about $20 million less than it was expected to be greeted with.

That meant that the fifth theatrical Toy Story entry was unable to best the box office’s current reigning champ, that other late-franchise entry that started with a masterful ‘90s film renowned for its early CGI breakthroughs.

Yes, Jurassic World’s latest consistently-subpar entry, Dominion, took the top spot again with $59 million—this despite a 59% weekend-to-weekend decline to match.

In the third and fourth spots, both Top Gun: Maverick and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness fell only 15%, the two making a respective if disparate $44 million and $4.5 million.

The Bob’s Burgers Movie took fifth with around $1.2 million.

Do the decidedly not-blockbuster-y likes of Elvis, The Black Phone, or Marcel the Shell with Shoes On have a shot at hitting the number one spot in the coming weekend?

Probably not.

The big three will likely have to wait until July 1’s Minions: The Rise of Gru to be taken down by those little shitheels.

Please help these sad nobodies and: