Box Office Report: ‘Incredibles 2’ Opens with the Best Animated Opening Weekend of All Time

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

  1. Incredibles 2 – $180,000,000
  2. Ocean’s 8 – $19,555,000
  3. Tag – $14,600,000
  4. Solo: A Star Wars Story – $9,081,000
  5. Deadpool 2 – $8,800,000
  6. Hereditary – $7,026,000
  7. Superfly – $6,300,000
  8. Avengers: Infinity War – $5,296,000
  9. Adrift – $2,100,000
  10. 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.

Incredibles 2 Movie Photo
Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) and Jack-Jack in ‘Incredibles 2’ (Photo © 2018 Disney•Pixar)