Following its opening weekend in the US, "The Incredibles 2" is already smashing records, reportedly drawing in as much as $180 million (roughly £136 million) in a matter of days.
It was the highest ever opening for an animated film in the United States and Canada, easily besting the $135 million debut of its Disney-Pixar stablemate, "Finding Dory" (2016).
"INCREDIBLES 2 contains a sequence of flashing lights which may affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photo sensitivities". The previous record holder was Pixar's "Finding Dory", which bowed with 135 million dollars two years ago. "We had a film that had something for all ages".
The opening weekend of Incredibles 2, the 8th-biggest of all-time, can be attributed not only to the pent-up demand for another film about the Parr superhero family, but also the demand for animated films themselves.
Brad Bird wrote and directed the sequel, and he now has to his name the largest opening ever at the United States box office.More news: Trump Attacks Judge's 'Very Unfair' Decision To Jail Manafort Before Trial
"This is one of the biggest over-performances I've ever seen", said comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian.
"Incredibles 2" marks the official entry of Bollywood actress Kajol into the superhero world. "In a darkened movie theater, this means the likelihood of a seizure could be VERY HIGH if you are sensitive to these effects". The film stars Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Jon Hamm, and Jeremy Renner as a group of adult friends who are locked in a years long cross-country game of tag.
Sony's "Superfly" remake landed in seventh place in its first weekend with $6.3 million, and Vertical Entertainment's "Gotti", starring John Travolta, opened outside of the top 10.
Incredibles 2 is rocking the box office. Where available, the latest global numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included.