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06.20.10

"Toy Story 3", the 3rd installment of the Toy Story franchise that helped propel Pixar into a major animation player, rocketed to first at the U.S. weekend box office pulling in $109 million in receipts. That makes the film the first Disney/Pixar release to top $100 million in its opening weekend and made it 11 consecutive box office weekend wins for Pixar. It is the best opening for the Toy Story franchise beating "Toy Story 1" and "Toy Story 2," which grossed $39.1 million and $83 million respectively in their opening weekends. It is also the best opening film debut for June. Worldwide, "Toy Story 3" was also a hit with $158.3 million for its global box office take. On Friday, "Toy Story 3" also set the record for biggest opening day for an animated film, grossing $41-million domestically.

02.01.10

James Cameron’s “Avatar” breaks another milestone as it passes the $2 billion revenue mark globally ending the weekend at $2.039 billion, according to Hollywood.com Box Office. The 3D sci-fi epic earned $30 million over the weekend as its domestic total box office reached $594.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The 20th Century Fox film should break another milestone as early as Monday as “Avatar” is just $6 million behind the domestic box office record set by Cameron's own "Titanic". "Titanic" brought in $600.8 million at the U.S. box office during its run in 1998.

01.26.10

It’s official. James Cameron’s Avatar has just beaten James Cameron’s Titanic to become the highest grossing film ever. James Cameron’s 3D epic surpassed worldwide box office sales of the previous top-selling flick, Titanic, on Monday, with $1.859 billion in box office receipts globally compared to Titanic’s $1.843 billion. Titanic held the crown for 13 years, when it surpassed E.T. which surpassed Star Wars before that.

01.25.10

After this weekend’s box office take of $36 million, James Cameron’s Avatar now trails his own Titanic by less than $7 million making it the second-highest grossing movie of all time at $1.8 billion. Avatar climbed to $552.8 million domestically and surpassed The Dark Knight's domestic box office total of $533.3 million. Dropping at only 16-percent in its sixth weekend of release, James Cameron's 3D sci-fi epic seems to be unstoppable and could reach the $2 billion mark in the next few weeks. It also blew away newcomers this weekend such as Legion, Tooth Fairy and Extraordinary Measures by a large margin.