Disney’s latest movie, Incredibles 2, did exceedingly well over this weekend, breaking the box office record for an animated movie. Disney estimated that Incredibles 2 would make around $165 million, and it’s currently on track to overtake that estimate.
Its CinemaScore ranking was a whopping A+, meaning that the audiences loved it, and it pulled in around $71.5 million from its first night on Friday. The sequel, created by Pixar, came just fourteen years after the original, which came out in 2004.
The film made $18.5 million from their preview night on Thursday, doubling that generated by Finding Dory, which made $9.2 million. The original movie made around $70.5 million and went on to win the Oscar for Best Animated Film, earning $633 million globally.
The Incredibles sequel also took the record for the longest wait for a Pixar film, beating the record previously held by Finding Nemo and Finding Dory. Fans of the Finding Nemo film waited thirteen years for their sequel.
Incredibles 2 likely will beat Finding Dory’s opening weekend of $135 million, making it the highest grossing weekend for an animated film.
Brad Bird served as the director and writer once again and it featured the same voice actors including Craig T. Belson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Catherine Keener, and Bob Odenkirk.
Oceans 8 is continuing to do well, as it made $20 million, and currently sits in the number two spot. Oceans Eight surpassed $80 million after only ten days, beating all of the other films in the franchise.
As it was previously reported, the Oceans 11 spin-off movie used an all-star cast including Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Mindy Kaling, Anne Hathaway, Sara Paulson, and Rihanna.
Its box-office success confirmed to diversity advocates that an all-female led action movie could definitely do as well as an all-male cast. Even though Charlies Angels did the same thing eighteen years ago, and no one really said that an all-female cast couldn’t succeed in the first place.