Toy Story 3 is Now Pixar's Highest Grossing Movie in the US!
You knew it would happen. But who's going to win the summer movie game now? After coming in, officially, at #4 at the box office this past weekend with a little boost from Monday, Pixar's Toy Story 3 has become Pixar's highest grossing movie at the US box office (domestic), in only 4 weekends. It passed Finding Nemo with a current grand total of $342,040,500 million, only $2.3 million over Nemo's total. Released in May 2003, it took Finding Nemo 23 weeks to earn that much, so I'm sure Toy Story 3 will continue like a freight train earning copious amounts of money and setting records for a while. I wonder if it'll be #1 this summer?
It's not that surprising to see Toy Story 3 performing so well, but damn that was a very quick rise to the top. I guess it's just impressive to see this Pixar movie, compared to the last few, earn so much so quickly, but it deserves it, it's such a wonderful movie. I remember walking out of the theater and thinking that was truly worth the money I spent to see it (despite the very loud guy behind me). It's great in 3D, it's great in 2D, it's just a fantastic movie overall, congrats to director Lee Unkrich and everyone at Pixar/Disney. Toy Story 3 has made $555 million worldwide and is still just hitting theaters in places like France, Spain and the UK.