Toy Story 3 was already looking like it would be the biggest movie of the summer, but with the excellent reviews that it has been garnering over the past few days, there will not be many other releases standing in its way. In this season where schools let out and a warm temperature fills the air (in most parts of the country, anyway), film studios try to top one another with blockbusters containing non-stop action. Leave it to Pixar to come and shake that up, which they did similarly last year with the heart-tugging Up.
According to CNN, Fandango has been reporting a large increase in interest for the new Toy Story film. Of the ticket sales being made on the ticketing website, 67% have been early tickets for Toy Story 3, far outpacing all other films. The closest contender is the new addition to the Twilight Saga.
Once Toy Story 3 has been released, and word-of-mouth starts to build, I would expect that 67% to possibly rise to an ever higher number in the coming days. Look for the film to be a box-office mainstay throughout the summer.
The release date for Toy Story 3 has been set for months, but now that it comes out tomorrow, June 18th, it’s all a bit surreal.