Hot diggity dog, it’s Disney Spirit Week on the blog!
When it came time for me to decide what my contribution to Disney Spirit Week would be, the answer could only be one thing: a bracket.
See, we here in the B Family are HUGE soccer fans. We watch, we play, we coach, we soccer. In fact, I’d say that it’s a tie between soccer and Disney for family obsession. So naturally we’ve been missing watching our favorite sport. It’s especially a bummer since there were quite a few cup tournaments going on. Which lead me to this bracket. We might not be able to see who wins the Premier League Cup, but maybe we can figure out who will win the Pixar Cup!
Here’s how it works:
There are 22 Pixar films. Using soccer cup guidelines, I seeded them based on box office reports, and put like seeds together to randomly assign matches. Also like soccer rules, and because there were a strange number of movies, the first round has movies competing in groups of three.
Each day of Disney Spirit Week, I’ll post here AND in the SavEars Facebook group the new matches. You can vote in the comments to the blog or on the SavEars page. I’ll stop taking votes at 11:59 pm, the day of.
Each round I’ll share fun facts and trivia to help you decide which of these amazing films deserves to win the Pixar Cup. Every vote counts!
Here’s a complete bracket, for those interested.
Now let’s get to today’s matches!
Round 1, Part 1: We have four matches today, including both the original Pixar flick and the newest addition to the crew. For each of the matches below (A, B, C, D) choose one winner!
- Toy Story
- Monster’s Inc
- A Bug’s Life
The one that started it all, Disney and PIXAR were hoping for a “modest” hit with this film, between 75 million and 100 million. It went on to gross over 350 million at the box office.
This 2001 animated hit debuted at #1 at the box office, but was knocked to the number two spot by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
A Bug’s Life
The second Pixar feature film premiered at the same time as Dreamworks similarly plotted Antz, but beat it at the box office every week they were both released.
- Toy Story 2
- Monster’s University
Toy Story 2
Another huge sequel, this movie mad 744 million dollars worldwide and is the third highest grossing Pixar movie to date.
A worldwide hit, WALL-E scored big in Canada and the US, but also topped the box office in Japan, the UK, Ireland, Malta, France, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Australia, Italy, and Russia.
- Toy Story 3
- The Good Dinosaur
Toy Story 3
The second highest grossing Pixar film to date, the third installment of Woody and the Gang earned 1 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. That’s more than the first two Toy Stories combined.
The Good Dinosaur
This dinosaur and his boy story opened second at the box office after The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1.
Pixar’s first princess movie was predicted to open at 55 million, but blew past expectations with an opening weekend of 66 million.
- Toy Story 4
The fourth Pixar to cross the 1 billion dollar worldwide box office mark, it is also the highest grossing Toy Story, with 1.073 billion to Toy Story 3’s 1.067 billion.
This fantasy send up debuted at #1, but was greatly affected by people not going to the movies in the second and third week of its release. But good news, we’ll soon be able to screen it on Disney+!
Now it’s time to make your picks. Who is advancing to the next round of the Pixar Cup? Tune back here tomorrow to see vote for Round 1, Part 2!
Who do you think will take it all? Who do you vote for today? Join in the fun in the comments!
Kristen B. is wife to the best Prince around, mama to the spunkiest little princesses, and lover of all things Disney. She started her savings journey five years ago and is now dedicated to making her family’s wishes come true one coupon at a time. She is so excited to take her love of saving to the next level and share her journey with you! Click here to catch up on Kristen’s Savings and join in on your own savings adventure!