Incredibles 2 makes one of the highest-box office openings of 2018, and the superhero genre in general. In 2004, its prequel became one of Pixar’s most beloved hits, coming with widespread critical praise and gathering $261.4 million domestically. Since then, fans have clamored for a sequel, and this past weekend Incredibles 2 finally made its way into theaters. Given Pixar’s reputation, it was widely expected that it would be a major commercial success.
Promoted by positive reviews earlier, Incredibles 2 was made to break box office records. Early projections ahead of its debut indicated an opening weekend in the range of $150 million, but surprisingly, it ended up exceeding those estimates. In its first three days, the film earned more than most live-action superhero movies.
According to Box Office Mojo, Incredibles 2 grossed a whopping $180 million this weekend. With that figure, it narrowly edges out Captain America: Civil War ($179.1 million) for the fifth-largest superhero movie debut ever. Only Infinity War, The Avengers, Black Panther, and Age of Ultron made more in their opening weekends. Incredibles 2 is already the sixth-highest grossing film of 2018 to date, and it’ll only rise up the charts from here.
Even though there are a couple of new live-action tentpoles on the horizon (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Ant-Man and the Wasp), it is said that Pixar shouldnt face any direct competition for its target demographic (families). At least not until mid-July when Hotel Transylvania 3 debuts. This means Incredibles 2 has a solid month to enjoy monopoly. This opportunity should prove to be beneficial for the movie to perform so well on box office, especially since audiences seem to like what Bird delivered after 14 years of wait.
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