After nearly 15 years of waiting, audiences will be finally be getting a sequel to the Pixar hit, The Incredibles. Ironically enough, it was a film that was most fit for a sequel, and after all these years, is one of the few big Pixar properties NOT to get a sequel. In my mind, it goes to show just how serious writer-director Brad Bird takes this property. Don’t expect this to be just a simple cash grab!
But will audiences be coming out in droves for this super sequel? That’s always the big question for these long-awaited sequels. Have moviegoers been hungry to see this story continue, or have the filmmakers simply waited too long, resulting in a no-longer-interested crowd?
The early tracking numbers are in from Box Office Pro, and it sounds like it’s more the former than the latter. According to the outlet, Incredibles 2 is tracking for $110 million opening domestically. For reference that’s substantially higher than the original film’s $70.5 million opening back in 2004, and is on par with 2010’s Toy Story 3, which had an opening of $110.3 million. That film went on to rake in just over $1.06 billion worldwide.
Additionally, The only other Pixar film to open substantially higher is 2016’s Finding Dory, which hit $135 million in its first weekend, though I suppose the argument in favor of that one having a larger opening is that it’s more friendly for general audiences.
All in all, it sounds like Incredibles 2 is on track to have quite the successful box office haul, which is nice to hear, given how good the film looks. How much do you think the movie will take in? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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SOURCE: Box Office Pro