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Over Half A Billion Worth in Balloons and More Success Stories

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

0 Responses to Over Half A Billion Worth in Balloons and More Success Stories

  1. Rey says:

    Japan is getting a surprisingly daily dose of カールじいさんの空飛ぶ家(Up). I’m scrambling to find these interviews I’ve seen and read about of Up in Youtube. One I saw was an interview with Pete Docter on Fuji TV news with the Japanese anchorwoman, in English, near midnight the other night. He said something like “pushing the boundaries on animation”. And last night, there was the first of thirty-one TV shows of Pete Docter and Hayao Miyazaki. I’m guessing they are repeats. It will be shown in other prefectures(states) on local and cable TV throughout Japan before December 5th. There is no title of this show but it has got to be about Up. The marketing for Up in Japan is going off the chart indeed.

  2. Heimlich says:

    Great quote. So true.
    and my UP bluray will be arriving in the mail tomorrow. my first bluray ever and its a Pixar movie. yeahh

  3. Anonymous says:

    “At this point, Up is the 4th largest worldwide success from Pixar!”

    But, the Incredibles and Ratatouille gained 631 and 623 million worldwide respectively. If Up is presently at 668 million worldwide, how is it the 4th largest worldwide success from Pixar? It’s second only to ‘Nemo.

  4. Rey says:

    The Hollywood Reporter writes: Disney says “Up” is the studio’s fourth-biggest animation hit of all time overseas. That’s from both Disney and Pixar.

    By the way, Hayao Miyazaki is the host of the Up TV show here in Japan and Pete Docter is his guest. The show runs thirty minutes. They’ve shown this show in three prefectures already. It will be shown in my prefecture December 5th. You know this show will be selling quality.

  5. martini833 says:

    Thanks guys!
    Corrected. 🙂
    I was slightly confused when writing about it because, even though Up has surpassed Ratatouille box office worldwide, in foreign take, it still hasn’t reached $400+ mil.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Oh man, I’m very happy to hear all this 🙂 I just got the Up DVD as a surprise present for Thanksgiving. VERY happy right now. Also that so many kids were able to see the Toy Story movies on the big screen again, I have no other wishes 😉 Oh, and I LOVE that quote from Walt Disney down there… in contrast to Michael Eisner’s disgusting “We aren’t doing this for art, we aren’t doing this to make a statement, we’re doing it for money”…

    —Leirin

  7. Heimlich says:

    “We aren’t doing this for art, we aren’t doing this to make a statement, we’re doing it for money”

    whaaaa?! =O
    i think he means “I’M doing it for money”

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