Disney continues to make a ton of money at the box office in 2018. According to box office numbers, Incredibles 2 saw the biggest weekend opening ever for an animated film after grossing $180 million. Setting a new record, the latest Disney/Pixar feature beat the $135 million made by Finding Dory.
Fans have been waiting for years to enjoy a sequel to the Incredibles and it is awesome to see the latest installment breaking records. Not only did it get the biggest weekend opening for an animated film, Incredibles 2 also went ahead and became Disney’s third film in 2018 to end up in the top ten biggest domestic openings chart. The other two films are Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War sitting at 6th and 1st place respectively with Incredibles 2 coming in at 8th place, unseating Captain America: Civil War (which is now at 9th place).
As Incredibles 2 is a superhero film, it makes sense to compare it to the Marvel fare released by Disney. The sequel beat the openings for Iron Man 3, Captain America: Civil War, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. This places it impressively at 5th place behind Black Panther and the three Avengers films.
According to Disney, 40% of the film’s audience were aged 16 and under. At least, 36% of audience members were 17 and older. And while the first movie focused on Mr. Incredible, I am glad to see that a more Mrs. Incredible-focused sequel didn’t deter fan interest. However, beware of light sensitivity issues if you plan on seeing it.
Currently, the movie holds a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an A+ CinemaScore. So, here’s to more well-written stories which allow women to be as important to the plot as men!
Looking at the rest of the box office numbers for this weekend, the Sandra Bullock-led Ocean’s 8 fell to second place with a respectable 53% drop, collecting $19.5 million. As of writing this, Ocean’s 8 has grossed $116 million on a $70 million production budget. Fingers crossed for a sequel!
New entry Tag came in at third place with $14.6 million. Solo: A Star Wars Story fell to fourth place with $9.3 million and Deadpool 2 came fifth with $8.6 million.
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Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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