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”.
There. I just went off the deep end for all of nerdery there in the headline. Not enough exclamation points? Fine. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope that works. Anyway, all those already dubious about Jesse Eisenberg playing the smart ass Mark Zuckerberg version of Lex Luthor will surely be a little peeved with this idea that Lex Luthor will appear on screen without his signature chrome dome. But that’s the scuttlebutt coming out of the production on this latest rumor concerning Batman V. Superman:
Friendship is Magic Dawn of Justice. (more…)
…Batgirl! Kidding. (Hopefully.) The recent announcement that the Academy Award-winning actress Holly Hunter was joining the cast of the Man of Steel sequel (AKA: Batman Vs Superman) understandably dredged up the curiosity of fans wondering who the venerable Hunter might be playing in the comic book movie. One website thinks it has the answer, and if they’re right, then it’s an intriguing bit of detail from Batman lore for the filmmakers to include. Who are we talking about? Well, keeping in mind it’s only a rumor, read on to learn the answer. (more…)
Zack Snyder‘s highly anticipated Man of Steel sequel Batman Vs. Superman (as it is currently known) has just signed 300: Rise of an Empire‘s Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto of The Wolverine, and Oscar-winner Holly Hunter–best known for Raising Arizona, O Brother Where Art Thou?, and as the voice of The Incredibles‘ Elastigirl.
For further details, you know what to do. (more…)