Incredibles 2 Breaks Record for Best Animated Movie Opening Ever

Image via Warner Bros

Image via Warner Bros

Competition will be stiff for The Incredibles in the United States next week, as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom finally opens in America. Apparently, the movie has several scenes with flashing lights that could pose a danger to those with epilepsy or other light-sensitive conditions. The film did not just break the previously held record for the opening collection by an animated feature, Incredibles 2 obliterated it. Pixar's own Finding Dory, a sequel to Finding Nemo, had opened at 135 million dollars in 2016.

Fourteen years after the original, the long-awaited sequel "Incredibles 2" proved to be a superhero at the box office, exceeding all expectations for a record-breaking $180-million opening weekend at the domestic box office.

Disney-Pixar's "Incredibles 2" is flying to an estimated $182 million from 4,410 North American locations in its debut weekend.

In 2004, "The Incredibles" grossed $70 million in its opening weekend and ended up taking in a total of $633 million worldwide.

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The movie is based on the life of Parrs, a family blessed with superpowers. The films still couldn't surpass the "Ocean's 8" second weekend which closed out with $19.5 million for the second biggest grab this weekend. A further $51.5m was added outside the United States, although the film has only opened in around a quarter of territories. Sandra Bullock stars as Danny Ocean's sister Debbie, who recruits a group of women, including Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Awkwafina, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham Carter, and Anne Hathaway, to steal millions of dollars worth of jewels from the Met gala.

Adult comedy "Tag" opened in third place at $14.6 million. Jeff Tomsic directed from a script by Rob McKittrick and Mark Steilen.

Last month's prequel about the origins of Han Solo brought in the smallest opening for a "Star Wars" film since 2002.

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