“Lightyear” Opening Underperforms Domestically and Abroad

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Pixar’s new movie underperformed in the U.S. market and abroad due to controversial same-sex kiss scene. Despite expecting a $70 to $85 million domestic opening, “Lightyear” only took in $51 million, according to the Washington Examiner.  Pixar’s movie grossed nearly $35 million overseas for a global launch that expected to receive $86 million.  Actress Patricia Heaton tweeted her disapproval that Tim Allen was not cast as Buzz Lightyear in the role he originated, saying “… Disney/Pixar made a HUGE mistake….”