Disney/Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 3’ Becomes the Highest Grossing Animated Film of All Time
hollywoodnews.com: With record-breaking box office tallies around the world, Disney•Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 3’ has become the highest-grossing animated film of all time taking in more than $920 million at the global box office to date. This weekend, the critically acclaimed ‘Toy Story 3’ is expected to become Disney’s second film to cross the $400 million domestic threshold and currently ranks as the 4th highest grossing film in company history globally.
“In 1995, the talented team at Pixar introduced a cowboy, a space ranger and their friends who have gone on to become some of the most beloved characters in the world. The success of ‘Toy Story’ is due to the tremendously creative and innovative team at Pixar, led by John Lasseter and Ed Catmull, and our incredible marketing and distribution teams around the world,” said Rich Ross, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. “In ‘Toy Story 3,’ director Lee Unkrich, producer Darla Anderson and the incredible team at Pixar have given audiences a film that continued the rich storytelling and character building that have become synonymous with every Pixar release.”
‘Toy Story 3’ started its record-breaking domestic run on June 18 becoming Disney•Pixar’s highest grossing opening weekend taking in $109 million and marking the highest June opening in industry history. ‘Toy Story 3’ was the 11th Disney•Pixar title to debut in the #1 position on the opening weekend of wide release.
‘Toy Story 3’ continues to charm audiences around the world, tallying more than $518 million to date, and is expected become Disney’s largest international animated release this weekend. Latin American audiences have contributed $138 million making Toy Story 3 the highest ever grossing Disney film in the region. The film has ranked as the #1 film in the UK for four consecutive weeks and is the most successful release in company history with $90 million to date. Another key driver of the film is Japan, where the film has taken in $84 million while spending five consecutive weeks as the #1 movie in the territory. ‘Toy Story 3’ is climbing the box office charts, and currently ranks as the #14 film in global box office history.
While Buzz, Woody and the gang delight audiences in theatres around the world, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has also announced that ‘Toy Story 3’ will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on November 2, 2010.