- “Incredibles 2” took in a record-breaking $US18.5 million at its Thursday preview screenings.
- It’s set to break the record for biggest opening weekend box office for an animated movie, currently held by “Finding Dory” ($US135 million).
Expect Disney to rebound nicely this weekend with its first release following the lacklustre box-office performance from the “Star Wars” movie, “Solo,” a few weeks ago.
Its Pixar shingle will release the long-anticipated “Incredibles 2,” and by the numbers coming out of its Thursday night previews, it’s looking like Disney will be getting another record-breaking performance from the animated studio by Sunday.
“Incredibles 2,” which is the sequel to the hit 2004 movie about a family with superhero powers in hiding, took in a huge $US18.5 million at Thursday previews, according to Deadline. That shatters the previous record held by fellow Pixar release “Finding Dory” in 2016 of $US9.2 million.
“Finding Dory” went on to take in $US135 million its opening weekend to set the record for biggest opening ever by an animated movie. The start by “Incredibles 2” makes it look like it will pass “Finding Dory” for the top spot by the end of the weekend.
It should also be helped by good reviews. The movie currently has a 94% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Thursday night performance by “Incredibles 2” also did better that some big name live-action titles. The Hollywood Reporter pointed out that its $US18.5 million outpaced the live-action “Beauty and the Beast” ($US16.3 million), “Spider-Man: Homecoming” ($US15.4 million), and “Thor: Ragnarok” ($US14.5 million). All three of those movies went on to not just have over $US100 million opening weekends, but easily earned over $US800 million worldwide for their box-office runs.
2004’s “The Incredibles” earned over $US633 million worldwide at the box office.
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