In its third weekend at the box office, Toy Story 3 became the second Pixar film to break the $300 million dollar mark!
Although the top spots were claimed by The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and The Last Airbender, respectively, Pixar’s 11th followed with a hefty estimate of
$30 $42 million dollars over the last four days. Currently, the film stands at a cumulative domestic total of: $301,050,000 $301,883,298
Even before the weekend began, it was toys vs. vampires vs. werewolves vs. a live-action adaptation of a popular NickToon. Unfortunately, Toy Story 3 had been (gracefully) dethroned to the third slot.
As Friday came and went, Lee Unkrich’s masterpiece surpassed the domestic total of Monsters, Inc. ($255M) and The Incredibles ($261M), earning about $10.4 million. Saturday secured $11.5 million while Fourth of July audiences slacked a bit with a Sunday estimate of $8.3 million.
Update: In observance of the ‘4th’, Monday also made for a great run at the box office. Toy Story 3 raked in $12.7 million, passing Up‘s domestic total ($293M) and setting it on course to defeat Finding Nemo!
For all of you in the United States: Happy Independence Day!