14 years ago, the first Incredibles movie was released to a very healthy $70 million opening weekend in the U.S. box office, but the sequel has opened to an incredible $180 million.
Disney has asked all movie theaters showing the long-awaited "Incredibles 2" to include a strobe light warning for people with epilepsy after viewers voiced their concern on social media about certain scenes, Variety reports. Either way, "Incredibles 2" will become the animated film with the highest ever opening weekend, beating out 2016's "Finding Dory", which brought in $135 million.
Fellow Pixar sequel Finding Dory now holds the title with $135 million.
"Incredibles 2" now also takes the spot for the eighth-biggest domestic opening of all time, beating out 2017's "Beauty and the Beast" for the best debut for a PG-rated film. The film, which stars the vocal talents of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter and Samuel L. Jackson, is the third largest opening of the year. It also earned a 94 per cent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes now.More news: Brexit: May Un-Surrenders to Tory Remainers, Faces Parliamentary Rebellion
Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures' women-led heist comedy film "Ocean's 8" moved to second place with an estimated 19.55 million dollars in its second weekend.
"The strength of the Pixar brand coupled with an absolutely flawless animated summer popcorn action superhero experience made the film an irresistible choice for audiences across the board", movie analyst Paul Dergarabedian at comScore told Xinhua.
The film stars Bullock as Debbie Ocean, sister of Danny Ocean (originally played by George Clooney), as she assembles a gang of talented women to plan a seemingly impossible diamond heist from the Met Gala in NY. Right now, the movie is in 4,410 North American venues.