Toy Story 3 Romps in $109M Debut

Keeps Pixar's record of opening at No. 1 perfect
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 20, 2010 4:31 PM CDT
Jessie, voiced by Joan Cusack, Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Tim Allen, and Woody, voiced by Tom Hanks are shown in a scene from "Toy Story 3."   (Anonymous)

(Newser) – Movie fans have not outgrown the Toy Story 3 gang. The animated sequel leaped to the No. 1 spot with a $109 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates today, becoming the third animated film to top $100 million in the first weekend. The others were Shrek the Third with $121.6 million, and Shrek 2, with $108 million.

It was by far the best debut for a film from Disney's Pixar Animation, topping The Incredibles' $70.5 million, and maintaining Pixar's perfect record of all 11 of its films debuting in the No. 1 spot. Toy Story 3 took over the top slot from The Karate Kid, which pulled in $29 million to raise its 10-day total to $106.3 million. The weekend's other new wide release, Jonah Hex, bombed with just $5.1 million.

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