The record-breaking streak of Pixar’s Incredibles 2 continues, soaring to number one at the box office this weekend with an estimated take in excess of $180 million, which not only makes it the highest grossing opening weekend for an animated film, but also one of the top ten opening weekends in box office history.
This figure far outstrips the previous record holder, Pixar’s own Finding Dory, which posted an opening weekend of $135 million back in 2016.
It is the third Disney film this year to post record numbers, joining Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War as having of the 10 highest grossing weekends of all time, taking over the number eight spot from Captain America, Civil War, which was released in 2016.
Incredibles 2 already set a box office record on Thursday, having posted the largest opening night for an animated film.
In addition to its box office take, Incredibles 2 seems to be very popular with millennials and their children, with Disney having reported that 40 percent of audiences were ages 16 and under, while ages 17-35 accounted for 36 percent.
It will be interesting to see how it performs this upcoming weekend when it competes with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at the box office. My guess is that it will be in for a tough fight, with Incredibles 2 coming out on top in the end.
In second place for the weekend is Ocean’s 8, dropping a respectable 53% from its opening weekend. Poor film never stood a chance against Pixar, but it really didn’t have to. The film has made over $115 million worldwide, and while that may not be quite enough to break even yet, it’s well on its way.
In third is the Warner Bros. comedy Tag, starring Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Hannibal Buress, Jake Johnson, and many more recognizable faces. The film seems to have disappointed with a $14.6 million opening. Granted, it made about what the studio projected, but I think most others anticipated just a bit more fanfare for the flick.
What about you? Do you think Incredibles 2 earned its place in box office history? box office take? What do you think about its prospects for next week?
The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, June 17, are below.
Incredibles 2 – Disney – $180.0M
Ocean’s 8 – Warner Bros. – $19.6M
Tag – Warner Bros. – $14.6M
Solo: A Star Wars Story – Disney – $9.1M
Deadpool 2 – 20th Century Fox – $8.8M
Hereditary – A24 – $7.0M
Superfly – Sony – $6.3M
Avengers: Infinity War – Disney – $5.3M
Adrift – STX Entertainment – $2.1M
Book Club – Paramount – $1.9M
The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, June 17, are below.
Incredibles 2 – Disney – $231.5M
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Universal – $173.6M
Ocean’s 8 – Warner Bros. – $38.9M
Deadpool 2 – 20th Century Fox – $18.6M
Tag – Warner Bros. – $16.0M
Solo: A Star Wars Story – Disney – $14.3M
Hereditary – Multiple – $12.7M
Strong Insect Crossing the River, A – Multiple – $9.9M
Avengers: Infinity War – Disney – $8.4M
Superfly – Sony – $6.3M
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SOURCE: MSN, comScore, Box Office Mojo