Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 3 becomes highest grossing animated film of all time

MUMBAI: With record-breaking box office tallies around the world, Disney·Pixar’s Toy Story 3 has become the highest-grossing animated film of all time taking in more than $920 million at the global box office to date. Toy Story 3 became Disney’s second film to cross the $400 million domestic threshold and currently ranks as the fourth highest grossing film in company history globally.

"In 1995, the talented team at Pixar introduced a cowboy, a space ranger and their friends who have gone on to become some of the most beloved characters in the world. The success of Toy Story is due to the tremendously creative and innovative team at Pixar, led by John Lasseter and Ed Catmull, and our incredible marketing and distribution teams around the world. In Toy Story 3, director Lee Unkrich, producer Darla K. Anderson and the incredible team at Pixar have given audiences a film that continued the rich storytelling and character building that have become synonymous with every Pixar release," said The Walt Disney Studios chairman Rich Ross.

Toy Story 3 started its record-breaking domestic run on June 18 becoming Disney·Pixar’s highest grossing opening weekend taking in $110.3 million and marking the highest June opening in industry history. Toy Story 3 was the 11th Disney·Pixar title to debut in the #1 position on the opening weekend of wide release.

Toy Story 3 continues to charm audiences around the world, tallying more than $518 million internationally to date, and is expected to become Disney’s largest international animated release this weekend. Latin American audiences have contributed $138 million making Toy Story 3 the highest ever grossing Disney film in the region. The film has ranked as the #1 film in the UK for four consecutive weeks and is the most successful UK release in company history with $90 million to date. Another key driver of the film is Japan, where the film has taken in $84 million while spending five consecutive weeks as the #1 movie in Japan. Toy Story 3 is climbing the box office charts, and currently ranks as the #14 film in global box office history.

While Buzz, Woody and the gang delight audiences in theatres around the world, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has also announced that Toy Story 3 will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on 2 November, 2010.

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