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Record $109 million weekend for ‘Toy Story 3’

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“Toy Story 3” is vying for the best opening of all-time among June releases. The Disney/Pixar film pulled in $109 million, posting the second-highest first weekend for an animated film behind 2007’s “Shrek the Third,” which made over $121 million.

If Disney’s actual reported figures on Monday exceed their estimates, than “Toy Story 3” will beat last June’s “Transformers: The Revenge of the Fallen” as the highest opening for the month. “Tranformers 2” finaled its 3-day tally at $108.96 million.

While Memorial Day weekend and the first Friday-Sunday in June saw slow ticket sales, particularly for a summer season, it appears business is back to normal since Sony’s release of “The Karate Kid” last weekend.

The second wide release to chart in the top 10 this weekend was Warner Bros.’ “Jonah Hex” which bombed in eighth with $5.1 million. The film reportedly cost $65 million and will be lucky to break-even at the domestic box office.

The top 10 B.O. is as follows:

1. Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney): $109 million in its first weekend at 4,028 theaters. $27,061 theater average. Domestic total: $109 million.

2. The Karate Kid (Sony): $29 million in its second weekend down 48% at 3,663 theaters. $7,917 theater average. Domestic total: $106.3 million.

3. The A-Team (20th): $13.8 million in its second weekend down 46% at 3,544 theaters. $3,887 theater average. Domestic total: $50 million.

4. Get Him to the Greek (Universal): $6.1 million in its third weekend down 38% at 2,592 theaters. $2,360 theater average. Domestic total: $48 million.

5. Shrek Forever After (Paramount/DreamWorks Animation): $5.5 million in its fifth weekend down 65% at 3,207 theaters. $1,721 theater average. Domestic total: $223 million.

6. Prince of Persia (Walt Disney): $5.3 million in its fourth weekend down 19% at 2,605 theaters. $2,024 theater average. Domestic total: $81 million.

7. Killers (Lionsgate): $5.1 million in its third weekend down 36% at 2,619 theaters. $1,946 theater average. Domestic total: $39.4 million.

8. Jonah Hex (Warner Bros.): $5.09 million in its first weekend at 2,825 theaters. $1,800 theater average. Domestic total: $5.09 million.

9. Iron Man 2 (Paramount): $2.7 million down 41% in its seventh weekend at 1,612 theaters. $1,659 theater average. Domestic total: $304 million.

10. Marmaduke (20th): $2.65 million down 56% in its third weekend at 2,495 theaters. $1,062 theater average. Domestic total: $28 million.

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