Pixar’s Incredibles 2 performed incredibly well at the box office, shattering multiple records during its first weekend in theaters. Among the titles the much-anticipated, long-awaited sequel now holds are the top domestic opening weekend for a PG film and the best opening of any animated film./p>
Incredibles 2‘s $180 million dollar weekend easily earned the top spot on the all-time PG-rated film opening weekend, pushing 2017’s Beauty and the Beast‘s $174 million into second. It also smashed Finding Dory‘s $135 million record as the biggest grossing opening weekend for an animated movie.
Positive word-of-mouth from moviegoers should keep Incredibles 2‘s box office going strong for the summer. Cinemascore’s poll of ticketbuyers gave the film a rare A+ rating, while on Rotten Tomatoes critics have awarded it a 94% fresh rating.
Incredibles 2 trounced the weekend’s other new releases, with Warner Bros Pictures’ Tag taking third place with $14 million. The R-rated comedy and the weekend’s other new release, Superfly, were better received by audiences than critics. Cinemascore reports Tag and Superfly earned B+ ratings from ticket buyers while both films earned the dreaded rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Up next: The weekend of June 22-24 will find audiences turning out in droves to watch dinosaurs chase people in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The PG-13 sequel to Jurassic World was directed by J.A. Bayona and stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Jeff Goldblum.
Box Office Top 10: June 15-17, 2018
- Incredibles 2 – $180,000,000
- Ocean’s 8 – $19,555,000
- Tag – $14,600,000
- Solo: A Star Wars Story – $9,081,000
- Deadpool 2 – $8,800,000
- Hereditary – $7,026,000
- Superfly – $6,300,000
- Avengers: Infinity War – $5,296,000
- Adrift – $2,100,000
- Book Club – $1,850,000
The Incredibles 2 Plot: In Incredibles 2, Helen (Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (Sarah Vowell), Dash (Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose superpowers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (Samuel L Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.