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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Incredibles 2 looks to be making quite an impact on the box office when it hits theaters next week. Given that it’s a film that fans have been waiting to see for around 15 years — and that it comes from the animation powerhouse Pixar — it was assumed the flick would do pretty solid business. However, a new report from TheWrap states that the film is already outpacing the biggest Pixar film in pre-sales.

According to Fandango, advance ticket sales for Incredibles 2 are on pace to set a new record for animated films on the site. This means that it’s beating the current record-holder, Finding Dory, which went on to be the studio’s highest grossing film in the U.S. and second-highest grossing film worldwide, behind only Toy Story 3 (and not by much).

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Given how well that film did, and that advance sales seem to be outpacing those sales, it’s not crazy to think the film could ultimately make more money than Finding Dory, landing itself in at least second place behind Toy Story 3, and perhaps even first place if it’s well received enough.

“Fans have been waiting over a decade to see the return of Pixar’s most beloved heroic family, and those years of anticipation are leading to record-breaking advance ticket sales for Incredibles 2,” said Erik Davis, Fandango managing editor. “The film is already receiving terrific early buzz, and with summer vacation in full swing for many kids, Incredibles 2 is poised to become one of the season’s biggest hits.”

The film is expected to explode into theaters with a solid $120 million opener in North America. This would be a substantial jump up from the $70 million the first movie made, even if it was nearly 15 years ago.

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SOURCE: TheWrap

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.