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The toys were back in town, and audiences were back in theaters. Pixar Animation Studios broke the piggy bank again with Toy Story 3, which raked in an estimated $109 million over the weekend. Overall weekend business was up 29 percent over the same timeframe last year, and, with around $195 million, it was the industry's largest-grossing third weekend of June ever. Pixar's track record extended to 11 consecutive blockbusters, reaffirming yet again the role that consistent, universal storytelling plays in branding and commercial success. Toy Story 3 delivered the studio's highest-grossing launch yet, surpassing The Incredibles' $70.5 million. However, in terms of estimated attendance, it was effectively around the same as Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Toy Story 2 and Monsters, Inc.. The first Toy Story took ten days to hit the same level of attendance as Toy Story 3 in three, while Toy Story 2 reached the same height in less than four days. »
- Brandon Gray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Last summer we got word of Pixar possibly doing a Monsters Inc. 2. It was reported that at the 2009 Licensing International Expo, Pixar gave a preview session for all its upcoming features and one of those was Monsters, Inc 2. At the time it was explicitly noted that the studio hadn’t made any sort of official decision on a Monsters Inc. sequel.
Now we learn – via an exclusive scoop over at Latino Review – that not only is Pixar planning on making Monsters, Inc. 2 but that the movie is already in the production line for release in 2012-2013.
The info comes from what Latino Review calls a “very reliable source” but they remind us that to be on the safe side, we should file this under “Rumor” until it’s confirmed either way.
- Ross Miller
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