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Box Office Buzz: Toy Story 3 Tops 2010! [UPDATE]

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:

$340,200,000 $339,240,857

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!

Your predictions?

(Numbers via Box Office Mojo)

0 Responses to Box Office Buzz: Toy Story 3 Tops 2010! [UPDATE]

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thrilling! Let’s hope it does just as well internationally.

  2. stehako says:

    I’m so glad it beat ‘The Last Airbender’ for the weekend and ‘Alice’ for the year!

    It’s still only above average as far as actual attendance goes.
    It will need $380.4 million to beat Toy Story 2
    To be the most-attended Pixar film it will need $448 million, beating ‘Finding Nemo’
    It’s got a long way to go yet, but I think there’s great potential.

    ‘Finding Nemo’ happens to be my favorite, so I’m actually fine if it stops right before that goal.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I’m very happy to see the film doing so well. However it should be mentioned that with inflation and 3D ticket prices it is not as impressive as Nemo in the long run.

    I only wish it could dethrone the mediocre Shrek 2, but at $441 million, that just isn’t going to happen.

  4. Rey says:

    This site says Walt Disney Japan is targeting US$100 million in movie sales.

    I think that’s a very low sales target. Ponyo in Japan made US$150 million and Avatar in Japan made US$160 million.

  5. ArtJoe says:

    I want to see the film do as much business as possible, but I’m not greedy. As long as all involved make a hefty profit and continue to leave PIXAR the heck alone that is all I need. Glad the public can still reward great filmmaking as well as mediocre. Although The Lamp’s competitors are slowly learning about the power of story. It is an exciting time to be an animation fan!

  6. uruseiranma says:

    Ticket sales will wane come mid-to-late August, when word will most likely start circulating about the DVD/Blu-Ray releases.

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