Published: Mon, June 18, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Drew Collins

Pixar’s ‘Incredibles 2’ Soars To A Record-Breaking $180M Opening Weekend

Pixar’s ‘Incredibles 2’ Soars To A Record-Breaking $180M Opening Weekend

If you haven't watched The Incredibles 2, I urge you to do so - it's an awesome film, and better than the original (which is hard these days, but seemingly not so hard for animated/CGI movies).

The Incredibles 2 grossed an estimated $180 million over the weekend, handily topping the previous record-holder, Finding Dory, which launched with $135 million in 2016. It also gives Disney the three biggest openings of the year so far with Avengers: Infinity War ($257.7 million), Black Panther ($202 million), and Incredibles 2.

In "Incredibles 2", we once again follow members of the Parr family who this time take on Screensaver, a mysterious new villain who brainwashes people through their electronic devices.

Fellow Pixar sequel Finding Dory now holds the title with $135 million.

The early reviews have also been fantastic, scoring a very healthy 94% on Rotten Tomatoes from the United States critics.

Landing in second place is "Ocean's 8", which picked up an additional $19.5 million domestically in its second weekend, for a domestic total of $79 million.

"The film shows the drawing power of the superhero genre, whether in the live action or animated realm", box office analyst Paul Dergarbedian says. Sandra Bullock stars as Danny Ocean's sister Debbie, who recruits a group of women, including Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Awkwafina, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham Carter, and Anne Hathaway, to steal millions of dollars worth of jewels from the Met gala.

Sony's "Superfly" remake has earned $5.865 million from 2,220 North American locations since its Wednesday premiere, including $1.87 million on Friday.

Adult comedy "Tag" opened in third place at $14.6 million.

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