Pixar’s ‘Incredibles 2’ Soars To A Record-Breaking $180M Opening Weekend

Pixar’s ‘Incredibles 2’ Soars To A Record-Breaking $180M Opening Weekend

Pixar’s ‘Incredibles 2’ Soars To A Record-Breaking $180M Opening Weekend

In 1997, 685 children were sent to hospitals in Japan after an episode of "Pokemon" flashed red and blue lights to animate a scene in which Pikachu blows up missiles in cyberspace. Disney, however, is being a bit more cautious and estimating Incredibles 2 will earn around $160-170 million.

The animated movie Incredibles 2 opened last weekend at No. 1, grossing more than $180 million U.S. worldwide.

Commenting on the villain's weapon of choice in Incredibles 2, Lewis, whose Twitter bio states she suffers from vision impairment, warned cinemagoers that the weapon "is bright white lights that are at a rapidly flashing/strobing frequency, with the intent to disorient people". The previous domestic record was held by 2016′s "Finding Dory", which grossed $135 million.

Along with scoring the biggest domestic opening ever for an animated film, Incredibles 2 also earned the eighth-best domestic opening all time for any film animated or otherwise, not adjusted for inflation. Brad Bird returned to write and direct the sequel, which has been overwhelmingly well-received by both critics and audiences.

"Incredibles 2" marks the official entry of Bollywood actress Kajol into the superhero world.

There is, however, a demographic that didn't likely make it to the theaters last weekend.

"Solo: A Star Wars Story", fell to fourth place with $9.1 million and "Deadpool 2" rounded out the top five with an additional $8.8 million. Sony's Superfly, which opened on Wednesday, is expected to bring in up to $8 million for its five-day opening.

Disney-Pixar's "Incredibles 2" is flying to an estimated $182 million from 4,410 North American locations in its debut weekend.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at USA and Canadian theaters, according to comScore.

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