The long-awaited return of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Bo Peep opened with a record breaking £13.3m in the UK over the weekend.
Toy Story 4 went straight in at number one at the box office, making it the biggest three-day opener for an animation in the UK to date.
Walt Disney Studios holds both the number one and two spot at the UK and Ireland box office this weekend, with Aladdin still flying high after five weeks of release with a total to date of £32.1M.
Globally the critically acclaimed sequel made $238m, pulling in $118m in Disney-Pixar’s domestic US market and performing strongly across Europe and Latin America. It’s the third biggest opening of 2019, behind only Disney super hero smashes Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame.
Along with the original crew introduced as Andy’s toys 24 years ago, Toy Story 4 welcomes some new faces, including Ducky and Bunny, and Forky, the homemade toy created from assembled junk in the midst of an existential crisis: is he truly a toy, or is he just rubbish? The movie follows Woody, Forky and the rest of the gang as they embark on a road trip that reveals how big the world can be for a toy.
Images: Disney / Shot by world renowned toy photographer Mitchell Wu who used practical effects to achieve some standout shots of characters from the film