From the beginning, it was clear that Toy Story 3 would become the highest grossing Pixar film of all time.
In its fourth weekend, it seems as though Buzz and Woody only need a tiny push to reach their domestic goal. Pixar’s 11th landed the number four spot, and in doing so, narrowly missed Finding Nemo’s domestic gross of $339.7 million dollars. An addition of $21 million puts Pixar’s 11th at:
Declaring ‘victory’ this weekend was a bit tricky. See, the margin of error is pretty thin: a slightly lower weekend total set Toy Story 3 right behind Nemo at the box office.
With that said, it’ll undoubtedly pass the underwater epic by Monday. Pixar’s 11th has really been performing at the top of its game, especially with so many new releases including surprise hit, Despicable Me.
Here’s how the weekend breaks down. Friday brought in $6.4 million with a Sunday to match. But it was Saturday that really blew me away with a total of $8.9 million!
Note: It should also be mentioned that Toy Story 3 has become the highest grossing domestic release of 2010, surpassing Alice in Wonderland.
Update: Oops! Sounds like we jumped the gun. Sunday was not the big day so we’ve modifed some of the language in this post. I’m sure Buzz and Woody surpassed Nemo today, but we’ll be more careful next time — promise!
(Numbers via Box Office Mojo)