The box office has been kind to the Mouse House this year, as the studio should reach its second 2010 billion-dollar film this weekend. Toy Story 3, which has already become the highest-grossing animated film of all time, was projected to cross the $1 billion threshold on Friday. The Tim Burton-directed Alice in Wonderland reached the billion-dollar mark this spring.
Walt Disney Studios chairman Rich Ross is effusive on the success of his studio’s titles:
“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 . . . These box office triumphs prove that creative storytelling brought to life by imaginative, inspired and talented professionals is something audiences respond to the world over.”