“Toy Story 3″ jumps over $1 Billion Dollar Mark in Box Office
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 3″ is the gift that just keeps on giving at the box office.
The animated movie sequel, which ranks seventh among all-time worldwide grossing films, is expected to cross the $1 billion mark on Friday, according to the studio, making Disney the first company to field two $1 billion blockbusters in the same year
Earlier this year, Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland,” also crossed that line and currently stands in fifth place in the all-time worldwide rankings with $1.024 billion.
Disney has one other previous movie in the $1 billion club: 2006′s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” which ranks fourth with $1.066 billion.
It is also the most successful U.K. release in Disney history and currently stands as the fourth biggest title in that territory’s history with $102.4 million in box office receipts to date.
With “Toy Story 3″ muscling its way into the select circle of $1 billion grossing movies, three of the seven entries in that exclusive club were presented in 3D. In addition to “Alice” and “Toy,” Fox’s “Avatar” tops the list with $2.74 billion.