The newly disclosed streaming figures for Pixar’s Lightyear show that the film had a strong debut on Disney Plus.
Lightyear, which debuted in theaters earlier this summer to mostly favorable reviews, failed to impress audiences at the box office. The movie would only gross $226M globally on a $200M budget, making it the first Toy Story franchise box office flop. However, it turns out that the movie was a huge success on Disney Plus.
Nelson has released the streaming statistics for the top popular movies and TV series during the first week of August. On August 3rd, Lightyear made its Disney Plus premiere and quickly rose to prominence. Nelson claims that within the first week of the month, the movie received over 1.3 billion minutes of viewing time. This made it the most watched movie of the month and the third most streamed movie that week, only behind Stranger Things and Virgin River.
Disney Plus now offers the streaming version of Lightyear, along with all physical media types.