Pixar's Toy Story 3 Now Highest Grossing Animated Movie Ever
by Alex Billington
August 13, 2010
"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," started Rich Ross, Chairman of Disney. "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." It was officially announced (via press release) today that Pixar's Toy Story 3 is now the highest-grossing animated movie of all time taking in more than $920 million at the global box office to date. Damn that's a solid number.
We already reported back in mid-July that Toy Story 3 had become the highest grossing Pixar movie, but it's of course great to see it continue to perform strong in theaters, even into August. "Toy Story 3 continues to charm audiences around the world, tallying more than $518 million to date [worldwide], and is expected become Disney's largest international animated release this weekend." Toy Story 3 is one movie that I think truly deserves every penny it makes, a fantastic movie that wraps up a beloved franchise in a truly wonderful way. Sure, these numbers are pretty much nothing more than bragging rights, but I'm happy to report them!