Disney Pixar’s latest movie Toy Story 3 has just become the studio’s highest grossing movie. The film has grossed $896 million worldwide after seven weeks release. The film surpassed 2003’s Finding Nemo which was the previous record holder with $868 million. That was two days ago, Toy Story 3 has now become the highest grossing animated movie of all time, surpassing Shrek 2 by earning $920 million worldwide.
Toy Story 3 does have the added advantage of being shown in 3-D therefore making the tickets more expensive, but having achieved this figure in just seven weeks is impressive, especially considering Pixar films tend to stay in the charts for around 30 weeks. The film is also well on its way to grossing over $400 million dometically in the US, making it the second Disney film to do so along with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.
If you’re interested, here is a chart of Pixar’s movies budgets and box office grosses:
Film (Year) Worldwide BO Budget
Toy Story (1995) $361,948,825 $30M
A Bug’s Life (1998) $363,109,485 $45M
Toy Story 2 (1999) $484,966,906 $90M
Monsters, Inc. (2001) $526,864,330 $115M
Finding Nemo (2003) $867,894,287 $94M
The Incredibles (2004) $632,882,184 $92M
Cars (2006) $461,923,762 $70M
Ratatouille (2007) $620,495,432 $150M
WALL-E (2008) $532,743,103 $180M
Up (2009) $731,304,609 $175M
Toy Story 3 (2010) $895,087,342 $200M
(Sorry about the alignment, best I could do, it was being a bitch!)