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 installment of the hit Pixar franchise pulled in $31.5 million (21 million pounds) over its opening weekend in Britain (July 23-25), reports contactmusic.com.
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 $6.2 million (4.2 million pounds), while The Twilight Saga: Eclipse remains at three with $2.1 million (1.4 million pounds).
Shrek Forever After is at four with a haul of $1.8 million (1.2 million pounds) and Catherine Zeta-Jones' latest offering The Rebound rounds off the top five with $540,000 (360,000 pounds).