Toy Story 3-D Double Feature Takes In $12.5 Million

by All Things Mouse Staff on October 4, 2009
Disney Movies

In its opening weekend, the double feature 3-D version of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 met with mild box office success by achieving an estimated $12.5 million dollars in weekend box office receipts.  While not blockbuster results, it was enough to garner the Disney-Pixar flicks the number three spot for the weekend.

Coming in ahead of Toy Story was Zombieland which premiered at number one with $25 million in sales.  Number two place went to the Sony Animation pic, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs which has been out for a couple of weeks.

Toy Story initially premiered in 2-D in 1995.  It garnered over $29 million itself in its opening weekend and went on to take in an estimated $361 million during its run.  The storyline features a toy cowboy called Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks) that feels threatened by a new spaceman toy known as Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Tim Allen) that his owner just received as a birthday gift.

The 1999 Toy Story 2 would blast past its predecessor to rake in $485 million worldwide.  In this flick, Woody is stolen and a rescue mission is initiated by Buzz and the rest of the toys.

Both were re-mastered with 3-D affects added for this double feature release.  It is, in a way, a promotional vehicle to advertise Toy Story 3 which is due out next summer, also in 3-D.

With a release date of June 18, 2010, the third incarnation is poised to become another summer blockbuster for the Disney-Pixar team which has performed so well in the past.  Its most recent offering is “Up” which premiered in May and has racked up over $457 million worldwide so far.

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