As far as Pixar films go, Toy Story 3 is on top of the world!
We’re hearing some huge international news, but let’s begin with a couple of smaller announcements. This week, Buzz and Woody were able to secure $6 million dollars in North America for a domestic total of:
Weekday Domestic: Monday through Thursday were almost identical, ranging from $830K to a little under a million dollars for a total of about $3.5 million.
Weekend Domestic: In its 8th weekend, Toy Story 3 grabbed the #9 spot with $3 million dollars. Saturday and Sunday both surpassed $1 million, leaving Friday behind with $877K. It’s safe to say that TS3 will reach the $400 million dollar mark in the next week.
International: Toy Story 3 probably won’t become the highest grossing animated film domestically, but it’s surely destined to take the top spot around the globe. Pixar’s 11th now stands at a hefty $498 million dollars (foreign) for a worldwide total of $895 million. Now that it’s well past Finding Nemo internationally, Toy Story 3 has officially become Pixar’s highest grossing film!
Awards: "OMFG!!!! TS3 won the Teen Choice Award for Best Animated Movie 2nite!!! LMAO!!!!!!" tweeted Lee Unkrich in response to his film’s Teen Choice Awards win. Pixar’s 11th dominated the ‘Choice Animated Film’ category.
Update: Actuals are in! ‘Weekend Domestic’ and ‘Awards’ edited.
Happy Birthday, Lee Unkrich! Your predictions?
(Numbers via Box Office Mojo)