Disney and Pixar‘s Incredibles 2 has exceeded all expectations by not only being the #1 movie upon release but by scoring an estimated $180.2 million on its opening weekend. Finding Dory previously held the largest opening weekend for an animated film with $135 million.
It also passed Disney’s live action remake of Beauty and the Beast to have the biggest opening of a non PG-13 rated film (it pulled in $174 million). It is the 47th film to earn an A+ CinemaScore.
The original The Incredibles earned $70.5 million its opening weekend (the original film also has an A+ from Cinema Score).
After Disney/Pixar released the original Incredibles in 2004 and pulled in over $633 million at the worldwide box office fans were all anxiously waiting for a sequel. It’s been a long 14 years, but at last, we are getting closer to seeing it… and not much has changed. No real passage of time, just a different role for Mr. Incredible, whose now playing Mr. Mom to a freshly powered baby Jack-Jack while Elastigirl gets to be a worldwide hero thanks to an image-conscious new character (voiced by Bob Odenkirk) who wants to “bring supers back into the sunlight”.