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'Toy Story 3' Sets Record With Strong Debut at Box Office, Outsells 'Jonah Hex'

June 21, 2010 (2:40 am) GMT
The movie makes the best debut from Disney's Pixar Animation with $110.3 million, while fellow newcomer 'Jonah Hex' has a low start with just $5.4 million.

It seems that the long wait did not make fans less excited with "". Released more than ten years after 1999 "Toy Story 2", the third film has proven to be attractive to moviegoers as it debuts atop the North American Box Office with $110.3 million cume.

The new family movie, thus, makes the best debut for film from Disney's Pixar Animation so far, topping 2004 "" which obtained $70.5 million in its first week. Moreover, the film which reunites voice stars such as and becomes the third animated flick to gross more than $100 million on the first weekend, joining "" at $121.6 million and "Shrek 2" at $108 million.

"The audience was much broader than normal," Chuck Viane, the president for distribution at Walt Disney Studios, gushes on the success of this third "Toy Story" movie. "It's been a long time since I've seen a movie with such unbelievably positive word of mouth."

In contrary to the good performance from "Toy Story 3", another newcomer "" fails to make great impression on its debut weekend. Supported with some top-notch actors such as and , the movie adaptation of comic books with the same title only bows at eighth with an estimated $5.4 million.

Meanwhile, the coming of new champ forces "" to drop to second place with an additional $29.9 million revenue. The drama action is followed by "", "" and "" which collect $14.4 million, $6.1 million and $5.6 million respectively.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for June 18-20:

  1. "" - $110.3 million
  2. "" - $29.9 million
  3. "" - $14.4 million
  4. "" - $6.1 million
  5. "" - $5.6 million
  6. "" - $5.6 million
  7. "" - $5.4 million
  8. "" - $5 million
  9. "" - $2.9 million
  10. "" - $2.5 million
*UPDATE: When the final figures came out on Monday, June 21, "Jonah Hex" upped one slot to the seventh. Hence, it swapped place with "Killers", which now dropped the eighth position on the chart.

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