Incredibles 2 Box Office Is Incredible Too


Disney is a little bit like Tom Brady: The iconic New England Patriots quarterback may have an off game every now and then, but you’d better watch out the next time he takes the field.

Likewise, the Mouse House suffered a rare whiff with Solo: A Star Wars Story, an expensive film that reportedly won’t cover its production and marketing costs. But if you’re worried about Uncle Walt’s bottom line, don’t be: Incredibles 2 nearly matched the Han Solo origin story’s four-week take ($192.8 million) in its first three days in theaters. Disney/Pixar’s sequel to 2004’s The Incredibles performed at a truly incredible level, raking in an estimated $183.2 million in its domestic debut—outpacing even the most optimistic projections.

That figure easily makes Incredibles 2 the biggest animated film launch of all time, blowing past the previous record holder, 2016’s Finding Dory, by nearly $50 million. Incredibles 2 also posted the eighth-best domestic opening ever, besting the likes of Captain America: Civil War ($179.1 million) and Beauty and the Beast ($174.7 million), making it the biggest bow for a PG film ever. In fact, Incredibles 2‘s first three days in theaters eclipsed the entire box-office take of three other Pixar films: A Bug’s Life, Cars 3 and The Good Dinosaur. Clearly the world just can’t get enough superheroes onscreen—even animated ones.

For those scoring at home, Box Office Mojo’s Brad Brevet reports, “When it comes to the largest opening weekends of all-time, Disney now owns nine of the top ten, the lone standout being … Jurassic World at number four.” (And Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther is currently crouching a mere whisker from the $700 million domestic mark at $699,615,354 after 18 weeks in theaters.)

Meanwhile, last week’s champ, Ocean’s 8, managed to nab another $19.6 million, good enough for runner-up honors in its second outing. The R-rated comedy TAG underwhelmed at $14.6 million to take the No. 3 position. The aforementioned Solo: A Star Wars Story clung to the No. 4 spot with an additional $9.1 million. And Fox’s Deadpool 2 rounded out the top five with $8.8 million, pushing its domestic cume to $294.7 million.

This week, however, sees the arrival of another fearsome flick that’s liable to take a bite out of everything at the Cineplex: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Look for our review around midday on Thursday.

Who wrote this?

Adam R. Holz is a senior associate editor for Plugged In. He also writes for Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse magazine and has been a Boundless contributor. In his free time (which there is sometimes precious little of) Adam enjoys playing guitar and constructing LEGO kits with his son. Adam and his wife, Jennifer, are the proud parents, in fact, of three children, one boy and two girls.

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charitysplace More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the review of the Fred Rogers biography. Just reading it filled me with happiness. I'm a bit young to remember his glory days, but grew up watching reruns of his show on television. He made the world a better place.

Looking forward to Jurassic World this weekend. I've thus far managed do avoid big spoilers, despite it already being out for two weeks overseas. :P
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Posted by First Comment Guy

Did you ever hear the tragedy of Solo: A Star Wars Story?

I thought not. It's not a story Disney would tell you. It's a Star Wars legend. Solo was a Movie of the Mouse House, so boring and so by the numbers it could use the director of the film to influence the camera to create boredom... It had such a knowledge of Solo’s backstory that it could even show how Han meet Chewie. 

The dark side of Star Wars fatigue is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural. It became so troubled in production... the only thing it was afraid of was losing its directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, which eventually, of course, it did. Unfortunately, it got a new director in Ron Howard, then its audience killed it in its opening weekend. 

Ironic, Han could save others from death, but not himself.

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I regret that I have but one like to give for this comment. :D

*bows to you*

- Lionsong
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Posted by First Comment Guy

Thank you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Disagree with that! I didn't think it was a boring movie, as a long-time SW fan I quite enjoyed it. What exactly was boring about it? It was action-packed and funny. I could have lived without the SJW droid, but other than that, no complaints. I don't get the hate.
-Posted by Chuck
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Posted by First Comment Guy

To be fair, I haven’t seen Solo yet, but I read World magazine’s review for the movie the other day and it only increased my disinterest in seeing the film.

They said that while the job of telling Han’s backstory was technically done, you don’t feel like anyone’s heart was put into it. Their opinion of Solo reminded me of my opinion of Justice League, a movie I really wanted to love but ended up feeling like, “Eh, it was alright.”

That said, as uninterested as I am in seeing Solo, I also hope that the movie’s poor box office performance doesn’t cancel that Obi-Wan movie that they’re planning; that’s a Star Wars story that I DO want to see.
seraph_unsung More than 1 year ago
Even though I had a lot of fun with Solo (other than the language) and enjoyed it much more than I expected to, I wanted to say that your Darth Plagueis parody was very cute.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Posted by First Comment Guy