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Pixar Dominates Box Office

Toy Story 3 Breaks Pixar Record, Hex Bombs.

By Jarrod Sarafin     June 20, 2010

Pixar's Toy Story 3 dominates the box office.
© Pixar/Bob Trate


The toys are back and so is the summer box office season. If a memo was going around indicating that this summer’s line-up was supposed to underperform, the guys over at Pixar sure didn’t receive it. Or they just chose to ignore it. Eleven years since Buzz (Tim Allen) and Woody (Tom Hanks) were last seen together on the silver screen, the studio launched Toy Story 3 into theaters this weekend and wound up breaking their own box office record, with this latest adventure grabbing $109.0 million over its first three days of release.
The opening frame’s numbers has it as the best opening ever for Pixar (previous was The Incredibles’ $70.5 million) and it represents the second highest opening for any animated release, behind Shrek the Third’s $121.6 million back in 2007.
Toy Story 3 also clearly took down the foreign race this weekend with it grossing $44.8 million from 4,787 screens in 25 territories -- only a quarter of the total overseas marketplace. $14.3 million of that foreign cash came from Mexico alone, which is the biggest market opening ever for an animation title across the border. Their openings in China, Brazil and Argentina also came in as personal bests for Pixar.
After its first three days on the silver screen, the film has a worldwide cume of $153.8 million. As you’ll see down below, the release has already shot up four places on the overall summer list. And it will likely keep moving up the ladder with the winding down of the May releases.
Landing in 2nd place is Sony’s remake of The Karate Kid, another film which has helped turn this average summer season around. Kicking its way into theaters for its second frame, the Jaden Smith-Jackie Chan team effort grabbed another $29.0 million on 3,663 theaters across the nation. The latest coin has increased its domestic gross to $106.2 million after just 10 days of release. Not bad at all for a film which only cost $40 million to produce. Word spread on Friday that Sony executives were already pondering possible sequels to the release.
20th Century Fox’s adaptation of The A-Team takes down the 3rd place spot in its second weekend by shooting up another $13.7 million. The latest numbers signifies only a 46% drop from its debut performance and increases its domestic tally to $49.7 million. When including the $34.7 million it has from its early foreign markets the action film has a worldwide sum of $84.4 million after 10 days on the silver screen. The budget is listed at $110 million.
Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation lands in the 4th and 5th place spots with Get Him to the Greek and Shrek Forever After, respectively. The “Greek” tale pulled in $6.1 million to push its total to $47.8 million while the final installment of Myers’ green ogre ate up another $5.5 million in its fifth frame. The fourth Shrek now has $222.9 million in domestic sales. With its foreign tacked on, it has $308.9 million worldwide.
If you’re wondering about Warner Bros.’ Jonah Hex—the other new wide release of the weekend—it bombed in its debut weekend. The comic adaptation wound up premiering in 8th place by taking in only $5.0 million in its first three days. With that kind of opening, one has to wonder whether “Hex” will even catch Marmaduke, which is also set to exit the top 10 quite a bit behind its $50 million budget. Our comic editor Rob Worley will likely discuss more on the subject tomorrow with his C2F blast.

Toy Story 3
$109.0 mil
$109.0 mil
The Karate Kid
$29.0 mil
$106.2 mil
The A-Team
$13.7 mil
$49.7 mil
Get Him to the Greek
$6.1 mil
$47.8 mil
Shrek Forever After
$5.5 mil
$222.9 mil
Prince of Persia
$5.2 mil
$80.5 mil
$5.1 mil
$39.3 mil
Jonah Hex
$5.0 mil
$5.0 mil
Iron Man 2
$2.6 mil
$304.7 mil
$2.6 mil
$27.8 mil

Iron Man 2 is clearly ahead of everyone else at the moment but with its box office run coming to an end (along with the rest of the May releases), it’s time for the new releases to start climbing the ladder. One of those is of course Pixar’s Toy Story 3. After only three days of release, the animated adventure has jumped ahead of The Karate Kid and The A-Team. It will likely be in the top 2-3 by early July.
And with Jonah Hex bombing, we debated putting it up on this list. Is it considered a tent pole? It clearly won’t contend with this summer’s major releases. As Mania's Semi-delusional Geek Hanso suggests down below, it's been taken off the list.
Iron Man 2 Numbers:
Budget: $200 mil
Opening: $128.1 mil

Domestic: $304.7 mil
Foreign: $300.0 mil
Worldwide: $604.7 mil
Shrek Forever After Numbers:
Budget: $165 mil
Opening: $70.8 mil

Domestic: $222.9 mil
Foreign: $86.0 mil
Worldwide: $308.9 mil
Robin Hood Numbers:
Budget: $200 mil
Opening: $36.0 mil

Domestic: $101.9 mil
Foreign: $193.3 mil
Worldwide: $295.2 mil  
The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Numbers:
Budget: $200 mil
Opening: $30.1 mil

$80.5 mil

$213.1 mil

Worldwide: $293.6 mil
Sex and the City 2 Numbers:
Budget: $100 mil
Opening: $31.0 mil

Domestic: $90.1 mil
Foreign: $157.2 mil
Worldwide: $247.3 mil
Toy Story 3 Numbers:
Budget: N/A yet
Opening: $109.0 mil

Domestic: $109.0 mil
Foreign: $44.8 mil
Worldwide: $153.8 mil
The Karate Kid Numbers:
Budget: $40 mil
Opening: $55.6 mil

Domestic: $106.2 mil
Foreign: $6.3 mil
Worldwide: $112.6 mil
The A-Team Numbers:
Budget: $110 mil
Opening: $25.6 mil

Domestic: $49.7 mil
Foreign: $34.7 mil
Worldwide: $84.4 mil


Friday, June 25, 2010 Releases:
Grown Ups (3,200+)
Knight & Day (3,000+)
Wild Grass


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krathwardroid 6/20/2010 1:57:31 PM

LOL!! I like that! If you’re wondering about Warner Bros.’ Jonah Hex... No, I wasn't, but it's not surprising to know that the movie bombed anyway. I'm glad to know Toy Story 3 blew everything out of the water, and rightfully so. The movie was awesome.

CoolerKing 6/20/2010 2:29:26 PM

This summer will go down in history as the summer of bombs. The majority of the tent pole flicks are under performing, this is re-g-damn-diculous. It's disappointing that the best movie out so far, the A-team, isn't a bigger hit. Hopefully it will do well in foreign markets and dvd. Love to see sequels. Poor Jonah he was doomed from the start. Megan Fox is B.O. posion. Stop "acting" and keep posing half naked in mens magazines please, we need new whacking material.

ponyboy76 6/20/2010 2:45:18 PM

While I agree this summer isn't doing the numbers that last summer did. It is in no way a "summer of bombs"! There are plenty of quality movies coming out !

The A-team was cool as hell but definitely not the "best movie out so far". 

And while Megan Fox can't act to save her life, she's definitely not "B.O. poison" Both Transformer movies did pretty damn well. She's only starred in one movie so far which was Jennifer's Body which yeah, tanked, but she's not the lead in Jonah Hex. The movie sucks hard for plenty of other reason besides her. The direction. the script. The cinematography. Should i go on?

SONYMANswallows 6/20/2010 2:50:31 PM

Really? A Disney CGI Kids film with no competition is #1? I am shocked. What's next? Are you going to tell me cigarettes cause cancer and human beings need air and water to survive?


Man the surprises are a plenty this summer. Is Monday tomorrow?

SONYMANswallows 6/20/2010 2:53:01 PM

Iron Man 2 is the best movie so far followed by Get Him to the Greek. But Laurence Fishburne in gutted Predator flesh will own the summer.

hanso 6/20/2010 3:25:24 PM

Take it off the list Jarrod, nobody cares about Hex.

JarrodSarafin 6/20/2010 3:32:15 PM

I will...

hanso 6/20/2010 3:50:03 PM

Geek God?  That's a little much man.  Semi delusional, mildly coherent geek man child would've been just fine.

Clownican 6/20/2010 4:08:38 PM

If Warner Bros. wanted to make a movie from an obscure DC character they should have made a The Question movie but on if Jeffery Combs played him.

Only movie I have gone to see this summer so far was Iron Man 2. Only other movie I plan on seeing is Inception. I might go see Knight & Day depending on reviews.

Bring on 2011 & 2012 summer movies!! Captain America, Thor, Batman 3, Superman reboot, Avengers & Green Lantern!!!

JarrodSarafin 6/20/2010 4:33:26 PM

Hah. Fine, Hanso. It's been fixed.

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