Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 3” passed the elusive and rare $400 million mark in domestic box office on Saturday. The loveable characters of the film also grabbed the worldwide animated box office crown by crossing the $920 million mark late last week and moved ahead of "Shrek 2" and its record $919.8 million globally.
Over the weekend, the movie earned another $2,165,000 and through Sunday, the 3-D animated juggernaut earned $400,767,000 million in domestic revenue. This is Disney's second film in the $400 million club, the other being “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” with its $423.3 million gross.
The 3-D animated fil is believed to have largely benefited from it IMAX showings as well.
In the history of cinema, there are only 11 films that have ever crossed the $400 million revenue milestone. Seven of those instances occurred in the last decade.
The list of the 11 films in the $400 million club are:
Avatar - $749.7 million
Titanic - $600.8 million
The Dark Knight - $533.3 million
Star Wars - $460.9 million
Shrek 2 - $436.7 million
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - $434.9 million
Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace - $431.1 million
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - $423.3 million
Spider-Man - $403.7 million
Transfomers: Revenge of the Fallen - $402.1 million
Toy Story 3 - $400.8 million