We all knew that Incredibles 2 would do well - it’s Pixar, they always do well. It’s superheroes, they always do well. It’s a first sequel, they always do well. But did we know exactly how well? No, we didn’t, because it was very well.
How well it did was: it broke the record for the biggest animated movie opening, ever.
Get our best stories straight to your inbox
Get exclusive shortlists, celebrity interviews and the best deals on the products you care about, straight to your inbox.
Over the weekend, it raked in $180 million, meaning it beat the previous contender, Finding Dory, by $45 million. It was also the eighth highest opening of anything, ever, and the best for a PG rated movie - the previous winner being the Beauty And The Beast remake, which made $174.6 million.
It’s also the third-highest opening this year, behind Black Panther ($202 million) and Avengers: Infinity War ($257.7 million) - not a bad haul, it must be said. NOT A BAD HAUL AT ALL.
The movie, which takes place three months after the original film, follows the Parr family of superheoes as they battle a new big-bad, whilst also trying to maintain a favourable public image. And then there’s the whole ‘family life’ thing to tackle, as well.
It stars Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter and Samuel L. Jackson as everyone’s favourite ice-shooting spandex-fan, Frozone.
It’s in UK cinemas July 13, where it will most likely smash the box office another new one. The box office, now with three arseholes - what a time to be alive!
In other box office news, Jurassic World 2: Fallen Kingdom is currently eating up the competition, with a $370 million opening worldwide (not including the US, where it hasn’t been released yet), including the fourth-biggest Chinese opening in history. It’s on course for a £150 million opening in America - everyone still loves dinosaurs, don’t they? Those big smelly lizards still collect the dough.
Elsewhere, Solo is continuing to underperform ($339.5 million worldwide), but Ocean’s 8 is still going strong with $37.1 million so far. It’s good that people still go to the cinema, ain’t it?