"Incredibles 2" Projected To Be First Animated Film To Cross $500 Million Domestically

Incredibles 2 is making a mockery the box fice. You would think Disney was satisfied with owning the box-fice for most the year (Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and let’s not forget Star Wars: The Last Jedi was still in theaters in January). It doesn’t look like their stranglehold on the box-fice will cease anytime soon though. Their line-up for the rest the year includes a Wreck-It Ralph sequel, a Marry Poppins sequel, and Christopher Robbins. 

Incredibles 2 had a record-breaking opening weekend, raking in $180 million. Now, it is being projected that the animated film will cross the $500 million mark. Currently, Incredibles 2 is sitting at $693 million grossed globally. $485 million that number can be attributed to domestic sales. According to The Wrap, Incredibles 2 will surpass $500 million domestically this weekend, making it the highest grossing animated film in the US. The top ten highest grossing domestic films do not currently feature any animated films, so if Incredibles 2 can crack $533 million, it will beat out Star Wars: Rogue One for the tenth spot. The first Incredibles film grossed $384 million (when adjusted for inflation), making the sequel more successful before it even leaves theaters. We can probably expect an Incredibles 3 some time in the future. 

"Incredibles 2" Opening Weekend Set To Break Box Office Record For Animation

“Incredibles 2” is looking to break the box fice record for an animated movie in its opening weekend. The film, which comes from Disney-Pixar, is expected to reach $173 million this weekend, according to early estimates published by Variety. Disney has projected that the movie will take in a slightly lower amount — between $150 million and $165 million. Even if it comes in on the more modest end the spectrum, I2 should still surpass Finding Dory‘s record $135 million. If it does reach $173 million, the movie will hold the 11th-biggest domestic launch, trailing Iron Man 3 at 174.1 million.

The sequel to the beloved 2004 animation The Incredibles, The Incredibles 2 is receiving similarly glowing reviews, currently holding a 94% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It was written and directed by Brad Bird, who was behind the original as well as Disney-Pixar’s Ratatouille. The Incredibles earned $70.5 million in its opening in 2004, which at the time was the second-largest opening for an animated feature. It won the Oscar for best animated feature in 2005.

After Solo: A Star Wars Story underperformed in its opening, Incredibles 2 appears to be a welcome hit for Disney. 

Meanwhile, Director X’s Superfly remake is looking to increase its $2.1 million in earning since Wednesday with an additional $8 million this weekend.