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"Toy Story 3" to Cross $1 Billion at Box Office

Disney/Pixar's "Toy Story 3" is generating more and more money at the box office.

The animated movie sequel, which ranks seventh among all-time worldwide grossing films, is expected to cross the $1 billion mark on Friday, according to the studio. This will make Disney the first company to field two $1 billion blockbusters in the same year

Earlier this year, Disney’s "Alice in Wonderland," also crossed that line and currently stands in fifth place in the all-time worldwide rankings with $1.024 billion.

Disney has one other previous movie in the $1 billion club: 2006's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," which ranks fourth with $1.066 billion.

“Toy Story 3” is also the most successful U.K. release in Disney history and currently stands as the fourth biggest title in that territory's history with $102.4 million in box office receipts to date.

"It's been an incredible year as we saw the Pixar team bring Buzz and Woody back to the big screen and watched Tim Burton's vision for 'Alice in Wonderland' take the world by storm," Disney studios chairman Rich Ross said.

"These box office triumphs prove that creative storytelling brought to life by imaginative, inspired and talented professionals is something audiences respond to the world over."

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