BURBANK, Calif. -- With record-breaking box office tallies around the world, Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3 has become the highest-grossing animated film of all time taking in more than $920 million at the global box office to date. This weekend, the critically acclaimed Toy Story 3 is expected to become Disney's second film to cross the $400 million domestic threshold and currently ranks as the 4th highest grossing film in company history globally.

"In 1995, the talented team at Pixar introduced a cowboy, a space ranger and their friends who have gone on to become some of the most beloved characters in the world. The success of Toy Story is due to the tremendously creative and innovative team at Pixar, led by John Lasseter and Ed Catmull, and our incredible marketing and distribution teams around the world," said Rich Ross, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. "In Toy Story 3, director Lee Unkrich, producer Darla Anderson and the incredible team at Pixar have given audiences a film that continued the rich storytelling and character building that have become synonymous with every Pixar release."

Toy Story 3 started its record-breaking domestic run on June 18 becoming Disney•Pixar's highest grossing opening weekend taking in $109 million and marking the highest June opening in industry history. Toy Story 3 was the 11th Disney•Pixar title to debut in the #1 position on the opening weekend of wide release.

Toy Story 3 continues to charm audiences around the world, tallying more than $518 million to date, and is expected become Disney's largest international animated release this weekend. Latin American audiences have contributed $138 million making Toy Story 3 the highest ever grossing Disney film in the region. The film has ranked as the #1 film in the UK for four consecutive weeks and is the most successful release in company history with $90 million to date. Another key driver of the film is Japan, where the film has taken in $84 million while spending five consecutive weeks as the #1 movie in the territory. Toy Story 3 is climbing the box office charts, and currently ranks as the #14 film in global box office history.

While Buzz, Woody and the gang delight audiences in theatres around the world, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has also announced that Toy Story 3 will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on November 2, 2010.

 

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Source: TheWrap

Ben Affleck and Rachel Weisz have reportedly joined the cast of director Terrence Malick's untitled new project. The flick is being described as a "powerful and moving love story."

Malick is currently finishing post-production work on Tree of Life, which stars Sean Penn and Brad Pitt. The film could be ready for a 2010 release.

Affleck has The Town set to open in September. Weisz is currently attached to several projects including a film about Jackie Kennedy.

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Source: Variety

Relativity Media is set to theatrically release Dark Fields and Kids in America on its own rather going through Universal. Kids will hit theaters on March 4, while Dark Fields is set for March 18.

Dark Fields comes from director Neil Burger (The Illusionist, The Lucky Ones) and it stars Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. Kids stars Anna Faris, Lucy Punch and Michelle Trachtenberg and is directed by Michael Dowse (It's All Gone Pete Tong).

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Centennial, CO and Reisterstown, MD -- National CineMedia (NCM), a leading integrated media company reaching U.S. consumers in movie theaters, online and through mobile technology, has entered into a network affiliate agreement with R/C Theatres, a Maryland-based cinema chain, for the presentation of cinema advertising and NCM Fathom entertainment and business events in theaters.

Under the terms of the exclusive multi-year agreement, 12 R/C Theatres with 90 screens in Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia will join the NCM Cinema Network beginning in September 2010. In addition to exclusively presenting NCM's FirstLook pre-feature program, select R/C Theatres locations will also present NCM Fathom's live and pre-recorded in-theater entertainment and corporate events. R/C Theatres has an estimated annual attendance of over two million patrons.

"The high quality RC Theaters are a great addition to our NCM Cinema and Fathom Networks," said Kurt Hall, NCM's chairman and chief executive officer. "The addition will expand our theatre network in the mid-Atlantic region, improving geographic coverage for our cinema advertising clients while providing the R/C patrons with our high quality FirstLook preshow and Fathom entertainment programming."

"We were looking for a pre-show and alternative content partner whose quality of production and presentation was as close as possible to that of the movies themselves. We found that partner in NCM." said David Phillips, COO-CFO of R/C Theatres.

R/C Theatres is the most recent addition the NCM Cinema Network - the largest digital in-theater video and satellite distribution network in North America. NCM currently has exclusive, long-term cinema advertising agreements in place with its founding member exhibitors, AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings Inc. and Regal Entertainment Group, as well as network affiliate pacts with theater circuits such as Carolina Cinemas, Cobb Theatres, Galaxy Theatres, LLC, Georgia Theatre Company, Goodrich Quality Theaters, Great Escape Theatres, Hollywood Theaters, Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres, Metropolitan Theatres, MJR Theatres, Picture Show Theatres, ShowBiz Cinemas, LLC, Starplex Cinemas and Storyteller Theatres Corporation, among others.

 

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