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The only animation film to make $1 billion at the box office

There is only one animated film in the history of movies to cross $1 billion at the worldwide box office (as of this writing, at least). That film was released on June 18, 2010 and is the creation of Pixar, the foremost studio in 3d animated films. The movie stars Tom Hanks and Tim Allen along with a wide supporting cast and was directed by Lee Unkrich. In case you haven’t guessed, the movie is Toy Story 3.

There have been countless hugely popular animation films at the worldwide box office, including almost everything Pixar has released. Only one has been this popular though, with $415 million earned at the US box office and another $648 million earned at the worldwide box office. The fact that it’s a sequel helps box office numbers by goosing anticipation and the fact that it was in 3d made for higher ticket prices, which pushed it over the billion dollar mark.