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.