News // 'INCREDIBLES 2' BREAKS RECORDS ON ITS OPENING WEEKEND

Disney/Pixar's long-awaited sequel netted a massive $180 million opening.



The record books have been busily updated this year, with smashing opening by films like Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2 earning 'best-of' titles in terms of box office success.


Now, just weeks after the dismal opening of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Disney has a huge hit on its hands with Incredibles 2, the action-packed sequel to 2004 animated favorite. Its $180 million opening is enough to net it the record for largest grossing opening for an animated film of all time, plus a spot in the top ten openings of all time for any film.


Finding Dory held the previous record for an animated film, debiting with $135 million in 2016. Incredibles 2 now sits as the eight largest opening of all=time, just ahead of Captain America: Civil War's $179.1 million from 2016. Disney now has nine of the top ten openings of all time, with Jurassic World standing at spot number four.


Last weekend's victor, Ocean's 8, dropped 53% with $19.5 million. It now sits just under $80 million total, meaning it'll definitely make it across the $100 million line shortly.


As for new releases alongside Incredibles 2, Warner Bros.' Tag opened in third place with $14.6 million. Sony's Superfly reboot debuted in seventh place with $6.3 million.


Holdovers in the top ten include Hereditary, A24's critically-acclaimed horror flick. It earned $7 million in its second weekend. Deadpool 2 continued to churn out audiences, with $8.8 million being added to its impressive cume.


Disney also pushed new screenings of A Wrinkle in Time, enough so that the film, directed by Ava DuVernay, has now crossed the $100 million mark total.


Gotti, the biopic starring John Travolta, met poor reviews upon its release, fresh off of its screenings at Cannes. The film currently has a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes and pulled in just $1.67 million, despite opening in over 500 screens.


Next weekend, Disney gets a major competitor in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The Universal release is expected to be one of summer's highest-earners. It will open in over 4,400 locations.


TOP TEN:

(bold signifies a new release)


1. INCREDIBLES 2 - $180 million

2. OCEAN'S 8 - $19.5 million

3. TAG - $14.6 million

4. SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY - $9.08 million

5. DEADPOOL 2 - $8.8 million

6. HEREDITARY - $7 million

7. SUPERFLY - $6.3 million

8. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR - $5.2 million

9. ADRIFT - $2.1 million

10. BOOK CLUB - $1.85 million

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