‘Cars 3’ will make $2.2B in global opening, Pixar CEO says

Cars 3 is set to make $1.8B globally, Pixar’s CEO said Friday, but it’ll be the most profitable Pixar film yet.

“The new Cars 3 will be the biggest animated feature film of all time,” Walt Disney Co. chief content officer Rob Lea said during the Pixar/ Disney panel at The Cinema at Lincoln Center.

“It will be bigger than Cars 2 and 3 combined.

It’s going to be bigger.

It is going to make a lot of money.”

It’s not just Cars 3 that is generating buzz: Pixar’s latest Pixar film, Coco, opened Friday to a $1 million opening.

Pixar is now on track to break $2 billion globally, including worldwide ticket sales.

“Coco is the film that’s going after the world with the most heart and with the highest stakes in life,” Lea added.

“The way it’s written, the way it is structured and the way we think about it is a different story.

That’s why we think Coco is the movie that’s the best and the most impactful for the film business.

We are on track for a record global opening.

That would be the second-best film of our lifetime.”