A bunch of 3D news stories have hit the web today, including DreamWork Animation’s plans to post convert the first three Shrek movies in “fake 3D” for Blu-Ray 3D release, Samsung is teaming with Real D to bring the same 3D you experience in your local multiplex to your home. What this means to you is no clunky active shutter display glasses, and one step closer to glassless 3D. Read all this and more after the jump.
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Earlier this week, Toy Story 3 surpassed Finding Nemo to become the highest grossing film in Pixar history. Today Lee Unkrich’s sequel has passed another major milestone, becoming the highest grossing animated film of all time. The film has grossed more than $920 million worldwide, surpassing DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek 2 ($919.8 million worldwide) for the title. The film currently ranks as the 14th highest grossing movie of all time.
Not to knock the achievement, but the movie, of course, got a bump in 3D ticket price increases that wasn’t available for animated films prior to the past four years (with the amount of 3d enabled screens having tripled over the last two years). Also, non-3D surcharge ticket inflation also contributes to the big number. A film like The Lion King made $783.8 million worldwide in 1994, a number which would be adjusted to $1.54 billion today.
The Dark Knight has just crossed the $400 million mark in a record setting amount of time – just 18 days of release. To give you an idea of just how big that is, let me share with you the previous record holder – Shrek 2, which crossed the same $400 mark in 43 days! It’s also worth noting that the movie is still grossing over $6 million on a Monday, which is more money than X-Files 2 took in during the film’s premiere Saturday/Sunday. [mediabynumbers]