Disney Makes History as “Toy Story 3″ Passes the $1 Billion Mark
After already becoming the highest grossing animated film of all time and passing the impressive $400 million dollar mark domestically a few weeks ago, Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 3″ has now achieved yet another distinction. Today, Disney reports, “Toy Story 3″ will become the third Disney film to gross $1 billion, joining 2006′s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and this year’s remake of “Alice in Wonderland.”
Surpassing the $1 billion mark puts “Toy Story 3″ in an elite group of only seven movies that have achieved this distinction. The other movies who have passed the $1 billion threshold, in addition to “Alice” and “Pirates,” are “Avatar,” “Titanic,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” and “The Dark Knight.”
In addition, this exciting accomplishment for “Toy Story 3″ makes Disney the first studio in history to launch two movies grossing over $1 billion in the same year.
As of Thursday, “Toy Story 3″ has grossed more than $592.9 million internationally. Domestically, the film is the ninth-highest grossing movie in history, taking in $404.6 million. “Toy Story 3″ will be released on DVD November 2.