After a mediocre debut and an even worse second weekend, Lightyear's dismal box office fall continues.
Pixar's Toy Story offshoot, which diverged from the main series to tell the tale of the "actual" astronaut Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Chris Evans, was a difficult sell from the start.
The concept behind the film was to recreate the more conventional sci-fi adventure that Andy and his buddies watched in Toy Story and was what drew them to the toy version of Buzz.
In the end, Lightyear suffered from the missing links to Disney-legendary Pixar's Toy Story series, a very different Buzz, and a poorly reviewed script.
Given the popularity of the studio, early box office forecasts were generous but nonetheless weak, and the film failed to even come close to meeting them.
Lightyear battled Minions: The Rise of Gru, which analysts believed would dominate ticket sales, during its third weekend in theatres.
Box Office Mojo's numbers for the weekend of July 4th shed even more light on Lightyear's underwhelming debut.
In its first weekend, Minions: The Rise of Gru outperformed every other movie in competition, including blockbusters Top Gun: Maverick and Jurassic World Dominion, earning $108,510,000 domestically.
Lightyear, on the other hand, lost another rank and fell to number 6, earning about 64% less week over week in 455 fewer theatres.
Overall, Lightyear's deteriorating performance appears to show that fans are less accepting of drastically changed spinoffs of beloved characters.