Over Half A Billion Worth in Balloons and More Success Stories

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With a worldwide hit, a reissued classic and the hottest DVD/Blu-ray out there, the Lamp will be inspiring audiences and making a few bucks here and there. Let’s check back on Pixar’s financial performance lately.

Half A Billion Worth in Balloons: Up keeps making the big bucks as it prepares to open in its last territory, Japan on December 5th. Up has garnered an impressive $668 million dollars worldwide. That’s more than half a billion so far! Let’s break those numbers down. About $293 mil. of that total came from Up’s uber successful domestic release. Overseas, Pete Docter’s latest is reaching heights of $374 mil., that’s $40 mill. shy of Ratatouille’s foreign take. At this point, Up is the 4th largest worldwide success from Disney! Japan and the other 25 territories that are still running Up could very well change that…
[via The Hollywood Reporter]

Old Toys Still Selling Well: Whoever said modern kids don’t enjoy classic toys was way wrong! Well, at least if we’re talking about the gang in Andy’s room. With its one month domestic run, the Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in 3D Double Feature earned an impressive $30 million dollars! For a re-release in an off month like October you have to applaud Disney•Pixar’s marketing team for successfully returning the toys onto the big screen. [via Box Office Mojo]

Up Tops Home Video Charts, MI Follows: Up keeps climbing, not just at the box office, but also in the Blu-ray/DVD sales charts! Pixar’s latest home video release was the clear winner this week with 25% of total sales. Up also dominated the Blu-ray specific chart with Monsters, Inc. following in second. [via Home Media Magazine]

I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes:
"We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make movies."
~Walt Disney

Last modified: November 22, 2009