Fewer families than expected went this weekend to see “Lightyear,” underscoring the challenge of winning big audiences in a summer crowded with movie blockbusters. “Lightyear” posted box-office sales of $51 million in the U.S. and Canada, the 16th-best opening weekend ever for Pixar Animation Studios, owned by Walt Disney
The movie, which depicts the origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the toy space ranger from the Toy Story movies, is the first Pixar film to be shown in theaters in more than two years. “Lightyear” cost about $200 million to produce, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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