Disney-Pixar’s ‘Incredibles 2’ Breaks Box Office Record for Animated Feature Debut

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Leave it up to a family of superheroes to smash the opening weekend box office records for an animated feature.

Disney-Pixar’s Incredibles 2 took in an estimated $180 million domestic on its opening weekend, eclipsing previous record holder Finding Dory (also from Disney-Pixar.)

Dory took in a then-impressive $135 million in 2016.

From Box Office Mojo

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With an estimated $180 million, Disney and Pixar’s Incredibles 2 topped the previous opening weekend for an animated film set two years ago by Finding Dory with $135 million. On top of that, the film’s opening weekend is the eighth largest all-time, topping the $179.1 million opening for 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, which went on to gross over $400 million at the domestic box office. Also of note, this is more than the $174.7 million opening for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which went on to gross over $500 million domestically. As for Incredibles 2‘s domestic future, an “A+” CinemaScore and an opening of this size seems to suggest a $500+ million domestic performance is in the offing, which would make it the highest grossing animated film of all-time should it reach that number, topping Dory‘s $486.2 million domestic run.

Wow! And it’s made all the more impressive by the fact that Incredibles 2 is a sequel to a 14-year-old film. Apparently audiences just can’t get enough of the Parrs, even after all this time. (Hopefully there won’t be a 14-year gap between the second and third installment.)

In addition to smashing records for an animated feature debut, Incredibles 2 was also the second best June opening of all time (behind Jurassic World) and even bested Captain America: Civil War and the live-action Beauty and the Beast.

You can read our review of Incredibles 2 here.

[Source: Box Office Mojo]

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