Did you see anything good at the movies this weekend?
Moviegoers haven’t overgrown their toys.
Toy Story 3 — the animated sequel about toys that come to life — leaped to the top of the North American box office over the weekend, earning $109 million in its first three days of release.
Buzz, Woody and the rest of “Andy’s Toys” took over the No. 1 spot from last weekend’s big winner, Jaden Smith’s The Karate Kid. That feature pulled in $29 million to raise its 10-day total to $106.3 million. Toy Story 3’s landslide victory was the best debut ever for a film from Disney’s Pixar Animation — which launched the first installment of the franchise in 1995.
The film is only the third animated film to top $100 million in its opening weekend, joining Shrek the Third ($121.6 million) and Shrek 2 ($108 million).
Coming in third place was the action-comedy The A-Team, a remake of the classic 1980s TV series. The weekend’s other new comedy, Jonah Hex — starring Megan Fox and Josh Brolin – bombed after earning just $5.1 million in its first weekend of wide release.