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July 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Delayed openings of Toy Story 3 in several European countries because of the World Cup pushed the Disney/Pixar film back to No. 1 at the overseas box office. According to trade accounts, the movie drew $52 million in ticket sales from 43 countries, putting its overseas gross at $351 million and its worldwide tally at $710.5 million. Some $30.6 million — or 49 percent — of the overseas weekend total came from the U.K., where it represented the highest-grossing debut for an animated film in that country’s history. Opening in 38 countries, Warner Bros.’ Inception placed second with $56.7 million. Coming in third was last week’s champ, DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek Forever After, with $33 million. Its total gross now stands at $361 million.