According to THR, the remarkably successful Toy Story 3 is set to reach the $1 billion mark at the box office this Friday. The film currently ranks 7th on the all-time worldwide box office list with $984,403,642, right behind the highly praised The Dark Knight.This would mark the first time Disney has reached $1 billion with two films in the same year. Tim Burton’s successful, Alice in Wonderland, currently stands in 5th place in the all-time worldwide box office list with an astonishing $1,023,285,206. This marks the biggest film the two punch combo, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, have done to date.
Disney now has three films in the $1 billion club, the first being Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest which currently holds a strong 4th place in the worldwide box office list with $1,060,332,628.
“It’s been an incredible year as we saw the Pixar team bring Buzz and Woody back to the big screen and watched Tim Burton’s vision for ‘Alice in Wonderland’ take the world by storm,” Disney studios chairman Rich Ross said. “These boxoffice triumphs prove that creative storytelling brought to life by imaginative, inspired and talented professionals is something audiences respond to the world over.”
The latest three films to reach the $1 billion milestone (Alice, Toy Story 3 and Avatar) all have one thing in common, 3D. The trend started by the most successful film of all time, Avatar, continues to deliver success to studios.