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Toy Story 3 is number one in Hong Kong

MUMBAI: In just the first seven days of its opening on 15 July, Toy Story 3 has broken all records to emerge as the highest-grossing animated feature in Hong Kong roping in an equivalent to US$4.82 million. 


The third instalment of the successful franchise overtook Toy Story 2 in the number one spot on the list of highest-grossing animated film in one-eighth of the time. The sequel had grossed HK$35.7 million during its two-month run in 2000, according to the Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association. The original film featuring Woody and Buzz Lightyear, released in Hong Kong in 1996, grossed HK$16.8 million in a little more than a month.


The animation powerhouse‘s 2005 superhero caper The Incredibles is in third place with a gross of HK$33.8 million while last year‘s stereoscopic 3D animation Up secured HK$33.3 million and is now in the fourth spot.


The only non-Pixar animation in the top five was 20th century Fox‘s 2009 stereoscopic 3D threequel Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.

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