Disney’s 50th animated feature film, Tangled, passed the $100 million mark at the domestic box office today. Tangled, which began its theatrical run over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, becomes the 68th title in the history of The Walt Disney Studios to reach this milestone. In addition, Tangled is the only film this year to earn an A+ CinemaScore, the highest rating to be given by moviegoing audiences.
“With its creative storytelling and lovable characters, Tangled is the sort of cinematic adventure that makes Disney films so appealing to audiences of all ages,” said Rich Ross, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. “We’re so thrilled that audiences love it as much as we do, and we’re looking forward to a great run through the holiday season.”
Tangled got off to a tremendous start during its opening weekend (Nov. 24-28), grossing $69 million to become the highest opening ever for Walt Disney Animation Studios and the second biggest Thanksgiving weekend opener in history behind Disney/Pixar’s own Toy Story 2.
The film has already opened in approximately 35% of the international marketplace and has taken in more than $56M. In Russia, Tangled had the biggest animated opening in Disney’s history and has become Disney’s biggest animated film of all time in the region.
Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 Will Cross $1B Today; Disney to Become First Studio with Two $1B Films in Single Year
Two weeks after becoming the highest-grossing animated film of all time, Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 will cross the $1 billion mark at the global box office today, joining Alice in Wonderland as the second $1 billion film this year from The Walt Disney Studios – the first studio in history to accomplish this feat. Disney first crossed the $1 billion threshold with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest in 2006. Toy Story 3 becomes the only animated film to reach this milestone and the seventh title in industry history.
“It’s been an incredible year as we saw the Pixar team bring Buzz and Woody back to the big screen and watched Tim Burton’s vision for Alice in Wonderland take the world by storm,” said Rich Ross, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “These box office triumphs prove that creative storytelling brought to life by imaginative, inspired and talented professionals is something audiences respond to the world over.”
As of Thursday (8/26/10), Toy Story 3 tallied more than $592.9 million internationally, Disney’s largest international animated release. Latin American audiences have contributed $138 million making Toy Story 3 the highest grossing Disney film ever released in the region. Toy Story 3 is the most successful UK release in Disney history and currently stands as the fourth biggest title in territory history with $102.4 million in box office receipts so far. In Japan, the film has taken in $111.2 million and spent five consecutive weeks as the #1 movie. Toy Story 3 currently ranks as the #7 film in global box office history and domestically ranks #9 with $404.6 million in receipts to date.
Alice in Wonderland began setting records during its opening weekend (March 5-7), becoming the biggest March opening in industry history, the highest 3D opening ever and The Walt Disney Studios’ biggest opening for a non-sequel film. Internationally, the film went on to tally more than $690 million, becoming Disney’s biggest overseas release of all time and the fourth biggest title ever released overseas. Worldwide, the film took in $1.0243 billion, ranking it as the #5 film in global box office history.
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. This weekend, the critically acclaimed Toy Story 3 is expected to become Disney’s second film to cross the $400 million domestic threshold and currently ranks as the 4th 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,” said Rich Ross, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. “In Toy Story 3, director Lee Unkrich, producer Darla 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.”
Toy Story 3 started its record-breaking domestic run on June 18 becoming Disney/Pixar’s highest grossing opening weekend taking in $109 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 to date, and is expected 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 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 the territory. 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 November 2, 2010 and is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com in Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy, Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and DVD formats.
After reporting an amazing $41M box office on its opening day, Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 has gone on to take in a reported box office opening weekend estimate of $109 million, crushing Pixar’s previous record of $70.4 million set by The Incredibles in 2004. When considering inflation, The Incredibles barely passed the $100 million mark within its first week whereas Toy Story 3 has already surpassed that number (~$106M) in just a few days.
When compared to other all other movies, it had the #1 opening day for an animated film and with its weekend box office totals reported, it’s currently ranked as #45 out of all animated films and certainly rising. It’s also #1 for opening weekends for G-rated films (#3 when you consider PG as well and #10 with all film ratings considered) and the highest June opening for all films, well on track to be the #1 for all of June, a title currently held by Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen.
Toy Story 3 marks Pixar’s eleventh film and its eleventh #1 film on opening weekend.
Figures and statistics from BoxOfficeMojo and do not account for inflation except where noted.
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