Whether it’s because people love superheroes, Pixar movies, or Edna Mode’s impeccable Comme de Garçons-biting style, the Incredibles 2 is doing insanely well at the box office.
Associated Press reports that the sequel, which has Mr. Incredible playing a stay at home dad while Mrs. Incredible goes out and saves the world (as usual, right?), earned $180 million in its first weekend in North American theaters. If that seems like a lot, IT IS. It’s way more than what industry analysts predicted with numbers in the $120 and $140 million range.
Not only does Incredibles 2 have the second biggest June movie debut behind Jurassic World (which brought in $208.8 million), it’s also the best opening weekend for an animated film of all time and the biggest PG-rated launch ever. Previously, the AP reports, the other Pixar favorite Finding Dory held the animation record with a $135 million in 2016 and it was Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast with $174.8 million PG-rated launch in 2017.
*Sigh* We are never going to get rid of superhero movies, are we?