So it turns out we all really like Pixar movies and we all really like superhero movies so when you put the two together it makes a boatload of money. Literal boats could be filled with the amount of money Incredibles 2 made this weekend thanks to its $180 million box office. That, by the way, is the best box office for an animated film ever by a damn long shot ($135 million was the previous record). This movie didn’t just open, it kicked the door in, blew up the living room and then banged your mom.
I’m going to mention Tag here because I loved that movie and everyone should go see it, but its third-place opening wasn’t anything to crow about. Not a flop for a film of its ilk, but hardly the hit it deserves to be.
More impressive, and telling of what is about to hit U.S. shores, is the international cume for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Paramount knows that the franchise has had massive legs outside of the U.S. and debuted the movie two weeks early internationally, and is reaping the benefits as its box office is massive. It’s pulled $370 million in just two weeks meaning the studio could recoup its costs without even opening in the U.S. Play on, dino player.
1. Incredibles 2 – $180,000,000
2. Ocean’s 8 – $19,555,000
3. Tag – $14,600,000
4. Solo: A Star Wars Story – $9,081,000
5. Deadpool 2 – $8,800,000
6. Hereditary – $7,026,000
7. Superfly – $6,300,000
8. Avengers: Infinity War – $5,296,000
9. Adrift – $2,100,000
10. Book Club – $1,850,000