`Toy Story 3` breaks British Box Office records

London: Disney`s computer-animated 3D outing `Toy Story 3` has smashed records at the Box Office here by scoring the highest grossing debut for an animated movie.

The third and final instalment of the hit Pixar franchise pulled in USD 31.5 million (21 million pounds) over its opening weekend in Britain (July 23-25), reports a news website.

The huge takings make the new Toy Story the most successful animated movie ever at the British box office, as well as the second biggest British opening of all time after "Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban" in 2004.

The family film knocks Leonardo DiCaprio`s "Inception" from the number one slot, falling to number two with USD 6.2 million (4.2 million pounds), while "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" remains at three with USD 2.1 million (1.4 million pounds).

"Shrek Forever After" is at four with a haul of USD 1.8 million (1.2 million pounds) and Catherine Zeta-Jones` latest offering "The Rebound" rounds off the top five with USD 540,000 (360,000 pounds).

IANS

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