Disney-Pixar’s long-awaited sequel, Incredibles 2, had the biggest box office debut of all time for an animated movie. In fact, the results aren’t even close.
Thanks to the lucrative Father’s Day weekend, Incredibles 2 earned a … well, incredible (sorry) $180 million in domestic markets across 4,410 theaters, according to Variety. The previous record-holder was another Pixar sequel, Finding Dory, which earned $135 million in its opening weekend back in 2016.
Incredible 2’s domestic haul makes it the eighth largest opening of all time, overtaking Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast, which took in $174.6 million during its debut in 2017. The film also performed well overseas, earning $51.5 million to bring its total haul up to $231.5 million.
With Incredibles 2 performing so well, other new releases hoping to capitalize on the Father’s Day weekend ended up with more disappointing debuts. The buddy comedy Tag, starring Jeremy Renner and Ed Helms, opened at #3 with $14.6 million, while Superfly, a remake of the 1972 blaxploitation film of the same name, earned $6.3 million.
Holding strong in second place was Ocean’s 8, which earned $19.5 million in its second weekend.
With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom set for release this upcoming weekend, it will be interesting to see how well Incredibles 2 holds up in its second week on the market, but Disney must still be happy with its success so far, especially after the disappointment of Solo: A Star Wars Story last month (that film took in $9.08 million this weekend, for the record).
Here are the top 10 films at the North American box office this weekend, according to Box Office Mojo:
1. Incredibles 2 – $180 million
2. Ocean’s 8 – $19.5 million
3. Tag – $14.6 million
4. Solo: A Star Wars Story – $9.08 million
5. Deadpool 2 – $8.8 million
6. Hereditary – $7.026 million
7. Superfly – $6.3 million
8. Avengers: Infinity War – $5.29 million
9. Adrift – $2.1 million
10. Book Club – $1.85 million