Sunday, August 15, 2010

"Toy Story 3" Becomes Highest Grossing Animation Movie of All Time

Not that any of us are surprised by this, but this week, "Toy Story 3" surpasses "Shrek 2" as the highest grossing animated movie of all time.

Disney/Pixar's "Toy Story 3" surpassed today $920 million in worldwide box office receipts, making it the all-time highest-grossing animated film globally.

Toon is expected to cross the $400 million domestic benchmark this weekend, which would make it only the second Disney pic to do so. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," which bowed July 7, 2006, took in $423.6 million domestically.

Which begs the question: Is this the end of the "Toy Story" movies? Typically, when something became to wildly popular, the powers that be will inevitably try to milk the success even longer. So will there be pressure in producing another Toy Story movie?

Still, no one will bully the folks at Pixar from moving another movie if they don't think they can come up with fresh new ideas and something that will conform to their standards. A string of success allows you to make such demands and no one can argue with you on that. Do I want to see another Toy Story movie? Sure I do! But I want them to make a good movie, not just simply another movie to make more money. Pixar has tried not to compromise its quality, and I definitely expect them not to do so with the Toy Story franchise.


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