Toy Story 3 Opens Strong

Earns $41M yesterday, on track for $100M weekend
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 19, 2010 2:07 PM CDT

(Newser) Toy Story 3 has become the favorite plaything for moviegoers as the animated sequel heads to a $100-million-plus opening weekend. The latest hit from Disney's Pixar Animation took in $41 million in its first day yesterday, according to studio estimates. That puts Toy Story 3 on track to join Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third as the only animated films to top $100 million in their debut weekends.

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The movie, which reunites voice stars Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, will easily pass Pixar's previous best opening of $70.5 million for The Incredibles. The weekend's other new wide release bombed. Jonah Hex, the Warner Bros. comic book adaptation starring Josh Brolin, took in just under $2 million on opening day. (Read more Toy Story 3 stories.)

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