With an expectations- and record-shattering $180 million domestic take, The Incredibles 2 delivered the highest-earning opening weekend ever for an animated movie. What’s more, the monumental figure gives the movie one of the top 10 openings of all time for any movie.
The $180 million figure is good for eighth all-time for an opening weekend box-office take. Incredibles 2 edges out Captain America: Civil War in this respect, which is now ninth all time with $179.1 million. It might be needless to say, but this is also the highest opening ever for an animated movie.
The previous animated record-holder was 2016’s Finding Dory, which brought in a surprising $135 million. Projections thought Incredibles 2 had a shot at becoming the new animated champ, putting the movie as high as $140 million, but $180 million exceeds even the most optimistic studio expectations.
The insane number sets up a clash of the titans next weekend at the movies, with the Parr family of The Incredibles 2 looking to stave off a tough attack from the Chris Pratt-led dinosaurs of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.