Russians Not Crying at Toy Story 3


Not because Russians are heartless, but because they are not going to see Toy Story 3! Obviously, if they were going, they would be crying. Though animated movies like Shrek Forever After and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs grossed $37.7 and $35 million respectively in their first ten days of release in Russia, Toy Story 3 has earned a piddling $4.8 million. There is no justice in the cinema! The problem is that few Russians have seen Toy Story 1 or 2, and so are under the mistaken impression that Toy Story 3 is a kids' movie, as opposed to an adults-crying-in-front-of-their-kids movie. [Company Town/LAT]