Disney and Pixar’s Incredibles 2 has powered its way to the top of the U.S. box-office chart and taken an unbelievable $180 million on domestic soil in its first three days. The total is the highest amount taken by an animated feature in its first weekend, smashing the previous total made by Finding Dory, the sequel to Finding Nemo a couple of years back. Read more about the sensational Incredibles 2 box office below.
Incredibles 2 box office: Disney/ Pixar sequel blows competition away
As well as the $180 million taken domestically, Incredibles 2 also managed another $51.5 million from the other territories around the world, which is just over a quarter of the countries the film is set to land in in the next month. It doesn’t hit the UK until football fever and the World Cup is over in mid-July.
Incredibles 2 is directed by Brad Bird and features the voices of Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Bird, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Jonathan Banks, Sophia Bush, and Isabella Rossellini.
The Incredibles 2 box office makes the film the eighth highest opener of all time and the third biggest of 2018 of the year so far, beaten only by Black Panther back in February ($202 million) and the Goliath that was Avengers: Infinity War, which bagged $257 million back in April. Incredibly, Disney have secured nine out of the ten movies in that prestigious list of the biggest openers of all time with only Universal’s 2015 movie Jurassic World affecting complete domination. It is worth noting that the sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, is yet to open in its domestic territory – it lands this coming weekend – so expect the stats to all change in a week’s time.
Elsewhere in the top ten for this past weekend, Warner Bros.’ Ocean’s 8 added another $19.5 million to its total, which now stands at $79.1 million. That film opens in the UK today.
Warner Bros. also bagged the number three spot with new comedy Tag, which scored $14.6 million. Solo: A Star Wars Story hit four with another $9.1 million in the bank. The Star Wars spin-off’s total now stands at $339.5 million in its home region. Deadpool 2 rounded out the top five with another $8.8 million taken.
Sony Pictures’ new release Superfly opened at the number 7 spot with $8.4 million taken. The film cost an estimated $16 million to make but won’t roll out to international territories including the UK until September. John Travolta starrer Gotti was the other big new release this weekend, but couldn’t manage to break the top ten. It hit the number 11 spot with just $1.6 million in receipts. The film hit the headlines prior to the weekend after securing a very rare 0% on reviews aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes.
Here’s that top ten in full.
1. Incredibles 2
2. Ocean’s 8
4. Solo: A Star Wars Story
5. Deadpool 2
8, Avengers: Infinity War
10, Book Club