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Disney’s Toy Story Spinoff ‘Lightyear’ Bombs at Box Office Despite Lesbian Kiss Scene

Gay romance was not enough to save the children’s movie from a box office catastrophe

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Disney’s latest children’s movie – “Lightyear” – is bombing at the box office around the world despite featuring an animated lesbian kiss during its Pride Month release.

Experts and critics expected the movie to gross somewhere between $70 and $85 million domestically and another $50 to $60 million worldwide for an anticipated worldwide opening of $135 million.

The LGBT-themed movie, instead, opened to a disappointing $51 million domestically and $34 million internationally for a total of only $85.6 million despite the children’s movie containing an on-screen lesbian kiss.

Breitbart notes that the pro-LGBT children’s movie is rumored to have cost the company $200 million to produce, plus another $100 million in marketing. It seems highly unlikely the money will be recovered by the film’s release.

Meanwhile, the success of two other nostalgia-fueled flicks seem to suggest the problem with “Lightyear” is Disney’s woke politics.

“Top Gun: Maverick” continues to dominate at the box office, and last weekend neared $900 million total. The more recent “Jurassic World 3” also crossed the $600 million threshold over the weekend.

Still, not all is doom and gloom for Disney. Deadline reports that the movie did break records, if only ones from the “pandemic era.”

“The positive news internationally is that across Latin America, Lightyear opened at No. 1 in all markets, making it the highest launch weekend for any animated release during the pandemic era,” the website reported. “It notably posted the biggest debut for any animated release during Covid in Mexico, among others.”

The disappointing returns come as Disney is locked in a cultural battle with Republicans over LGBT grooming of children and critical race theory, and a political battle over the same topics with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Congressional Republicans have seized on the popular sentiment against Disney, and in a possible preview of what a Republican majority may look to next year, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) has introduced legislation that would limit Disney’s copyright protection.

The bill seems to already have the backing of Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk.

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    not sure

    June 20, 2022 at 11:57 am

    i don’t get it… they aren’t even drunk at a bar… why girls kiss??

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    June 20, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    Never again will I or my family do anything connected to Disney. Will sell my stock and never see anything associated with them. t

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      June 20, 2022 at 5:02 pm

      Took our grandson on Friday. Was not aware of the LGBTQ theme. I don’t feel this is appropriate for a childrens movie. Will not be attending any more Disney movies!

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    Jersey Prophet

    June 20, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    The movie bombed “despite” the lesbian kiss?

    NO! Because of it.

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    June 20, 2022 at 7:10 pm

    Being legal does not make same sex relationships any less perverted, and should not be displayed as “perfectly normal” in front of children.

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    June 21, 2022 at 2:22 pm

    I agree with all the comments above. I was totally unprepared for this when I took my 28 year old mentally handicapped son (of whom I have legal guardianship of) to see it. Fortunately the significance of this went over his head so it didn’t cause any issue or duress. I doubt I’ll ever attend a Disney movie opening and will wait for reviews first in the future before consideration. Too bad as a lot of films make it to our small town theater before the general release. $18.00 admission isn’t so bad and that includes a generous bag of popcorn and a soda too! Kurt

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    June 22, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    So, it was not as big a market as Disney was led to believe. Free markets are great because attending this trash was NOT mandatory. Pink slips coming for their market research department?

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