Meet The Robinsons became the largest digital 3-D opening in domestic box office history at the weekend as the platform accounted for nearly 30% of the film's $25.1m overall three-day gross.

The 581 screens - each of which was formatted by Los Angeles-based Real D - generated $7.1m for the weekend.

Furthermore Disney executives said each 3-D screen grossed 2.6 times as much as traditional screens, a considerable feat considering that the average 3-D theatre seats a relatively small 243 people.

'Exit polls show that digital 3-D clearly adds another dimension of enjoyment to the experience, and lets moviegoers feel more connected than ever,' Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group president Mark Zoradi said.

'We're proud of this latest artistic and technical achievement, and feel that it represents another milestone for Disney's incredible Animation Studio. We also are excited about many other ambitious projects that will take full advantage of advancing the digital 3-D technology.'

'The strong 3-D showing for Meet The Robinsons this past weekend only reinforced Regal Entertainment Group's view that 3-D, once and for all, is here to stay, and will only continue to gain in popularity with our customers,' Regal Entertainment Group's president and chief operating officer Greg Dunn added.