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!
Reader Feedback - 14 Comments
Nitrium on Aug 13, 2010
Agreed. One of the best movies to date.
daniel on Aug 13, 2010
I wonder what the numbers would look like without the additional $5 from 3D tickets.
paul on Aug 13, 2010
Very deserved, especially considering the last record holder was Shrek 2, hardly deserving of all that money. Go Toy Story!
DinoChow on Aug 13, 2010
Toy Story 3 definitely deserves to be up there! Let's hope worldwide audiences will keep on visiting theaters to see it. So the absolute disgrace of currently having "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)" on the number 4 position in the All-Time Non-USA Box office list can be wiped from history once and for all. (Says a Non-USA movie fan from Amsterdam, the Netherlands;-) http://www.imdb.com/boxoffice/alltimegross?region=non-us You know what... Let's make it the first animated movie to surpass the magic $ 1 billion mark and join the only 6 other movies that have achieved that so far!
Roel Faulhaber on Aug 14, 2010
you can also bet on TS3 making tons of greenback in DVD/blu-ray sales as well.
SowYau on Aug 14, 2010
I rekon the only way Toy Story 3 will be overtaken is if 20th Century Fox decides to put either Futurama or Family Guy onto the big screen. Nobody ever thought that The Simpsons Movie gross north of $527 million back in 2007. First animated $1 billion dollar grosser, unless you count Avatar's Motion Capture
Jezza on Aug 14, 2010
@7 Avatar still had many live-action scenes even though most of the movie was motion capture and blue/green screen.
Mr.Cookie on Aug 14, 2010
Add 100SEK when i see mit on the 27th of August. It opens damn late here in Sweden.
ryderup on Aug 14, 2010
Talk about overrated..
Lincoln on Aug 14, 2010
I thought Avatar was the highest grossing animated movie of all time?
A Big Blue Wang on Aug 14, 2010
Hmmm, maybe if you just count the dollars, but the number of entrances is still lower than other pixars like nemo, it's just 3D is more expensive (like avatar and titanic) In hollywood just the money counts ... in france they calculate with the number of entrances, would like to see this in the US too ...
bigbob on Aug 14, 2010
This was well-made movie and definitely deserved this.
Romantic Movies on Aug 15, 2010
Spin in your grave, WALT. SPIN, DAMMIT.
Voice of Reason on Aug 16, 2010
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