Riding on two waves -- Pixar's reputation and the first and most original CG franchise there ever was -- Toy Story 3 absolutely annihilated the box office both overseas and stateside during Father's Day weekend.
Box Office Champ: Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3 brought in $109 million domestically and another $44.8 million overseas, bringing the film's worldwide gross to $153.8 million. The film would have done even better globally if it weren't for the fact that it only opened in 25% of the international markets. Doesn't matter anyway, as the toon now stands as highest-grossing June opening in the U.S.
Father's Day also saw big business for other films. No, not the other wide release Jonah Hex, which did horrible with $5.1 million, but the sophomores known as The Karate Kid and The A-Team.
Karate Kid did well with $29 million in its second frame while The A-Team -- a super fun film -- did okay with $13.8 million. They helped boost up the overall weekend, sure, but most the credit goes to Toy Story 3.
The third Toy Story installment, owing credit to 3D ticket prices, is now Pixar's highest-grossing opener, surpassing The Incredibles' debut of $70.5 million back in 2004.
Any other records worth mentioning? IMAX has one. Toy Story 3 took in $8.4 million in the bigger theaters, making it the highest-grossing toon opener the format has ever seen.
All in all, the weekend was up a whopping 30% over the same frame last year.