Daaaaaaaaaamn. "Incredibles 2" picked up just over $180 million in its debut weekend at the domestic box office. That is beyond superheroic.
Everyone figured "Incredibles 2" would beat the record for best animated movie opening, held by "Finding Dory." But it body-slammed that $135 million record by an extra $45 million. On top of that, it took down Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast" record (just over $170 million) for the best opening for any movie rated PG.
"Incredibles 2" can also boast the eight-best domestic opening of all time. Even surpassing expectations (which were initially around the $140M mark, then upped to around $170M), it's still the third biggest opening of 2018, behind Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Black Panther."
"The Incredibles" sequel -- which arrived 14 years after the original -- has barely opened overseas, but picked up $51.5 at the foreign box office, putting the worldwide total to date at $231.5 million.
There wasn't much room for anyone else at the North American box office.
"Ocean's 8"topped last week and took second this week with $19.5 million. The R-rated comedy "Tag" did decent business, though, considering the obstacles against it, taking third and picking up $14.6 million.
Fourth place on this week's box office chart went to "Solo: A Star Wars Story," sending "Deadpool 2" to 5th, with the other new film "Superfly" taking 7th place with $6.3 million. You have to look down to No. 12 to find new John Travolta film "Gotti," which made just over $1.6 million from just over 500 theaters.
Indie horror hit "Hereditary" is still doing well, dropping less than expected in its second weekend, and picking up $7 million for 6th place.
Guess what, though?
"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" is coming to the U.S. next week -- June 22 -- and it's already powering through its international run.
So far, the "Jurassic World" sequel has made about $380 million at the foreign box office, pushing the "Jurassic" franchise at large over $4 billion in total worldwide grosses. Life finds a way (to keep making money)!
There have been five "Jurassic" films to date -- starting with the original "Jurassic Park" trilogy, and continuing with the "Jurassic World" trilogy, which has another film to come in 2021. Already, the "Jurassic" group is one of the Top 10 franchises of all time.
Predictions for next weekend, when "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" opens here, and "Incredibles 2" heads into its second week?
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