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Toy Story 3 is year's highest earner

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Dec 29, 2010 | 4:00am EST

In a list dominated by family-friendly movies, the latest installment in the computer-animated franchise - with characters voiced by Tom Hanks and Tim Allen - raked in over $1.06 billion at the worldwide box office following its release in the summer (10).

Tim Burton's fantasy film Alice in Wonderland, starring Johnny Depp, came second in the list after taking $1.02 billion and the first of the two-part Harry Potter swansong movie - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 - is third with $861 million (£574 million).

The fourth highest-grossing picture of the year is sci-fi movie Inception, with earnings of $825 million (£550 million), and Shrek Forever After is fifth with $740 million (£493 million).

The top 10 is rounded out by The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Iron Man 2, Despicable Me, Clash of the Titans, and How To Train Your Dragon.

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