Toy Story 3 is UK's top animated movie ever

Disney-Pixar film notches up over £51m in three weeks since release.
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Toy Story 3 has become the UK's highest grossing animated movie of all time.

The Disney-Pixar film has racked up £51,503,084 million at the UK box office, just three weeks since its release.

On top of this, Toy Story 3: The Video Game went straight to number one in the UK All Formats chart after its first full week on sale.

Both Hamleys and Woolworths.co.uk have predicted that the Jetpack Buzz Lightyear toy will top their Christmas bestseller listings, while most Disney Stores have sold out of the Lotso Bear Plush, with more ordered to meet demand for the festive season.

The success of the third installment has also had an effect on the original two films. Combined sales of the Blu-ray and DVDs of Toy Story 1 and 2 in July saw more than a 600 per cent increase from the previous month, making them the UK's biggest selling animated catalogue titles for 2010.

Back at the box office, Disney says that Toy Story 3 is on course to surpass Pirates of the Caribbean 2 (£52.5 million) to become the company's biggest film of all time in the UK. 3D makes up some 75 per cent of the total box office.

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It's already notched up global retail sales of over $8bn since 1995, and now the arrival of Toy Story 3 is set to push this even higher.

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