As of this past weekend, Toy Story 3 has earned almost £59 million in the U.K. It was the No. 1 film, adding £3.2 million to its total and handily trashing newcomers The Last Airbender (£1.7 million at No. 3) and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (£1.1 million at No. 5), both of which were vying for the same audience as Toy 3, and couldn’t come near it, even though Toy 3 has been in cinemas for a month.
In the U.S., after nine weeks, Toy 3 is at a little over $400 million. If it had been performing as well here as it is in the U.K., it would have earned almost $590 million. (Only two movies have made that much in North America: Titanic and Avatar. Maybe if James Cameron directed a Pixar movie…? Nah.)
Toy Story 3 will soon enter the ranks of the top five highest-earning films in the U.K. (surpassing the Lord of the Rings films).
I have no commentary on this. My mind is just boggling. Not that Toy 3 isn’t a good film or doesn’t deserve its success, but… wow.