Disney/Pixar’s Incredibles 2 has become the 7th animated film to ever cross the $1B mark at the worldwide box office. It’s Disney’s 5th animated and 18th ever billion-dollar release and joins Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War as The Mouse’s 3rd title to the milestone this year (4th overall in 2018 along with Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom).
With $574M domestic and $430.9M at the international box office, the global total is $1.005B through Monday. The sequel from Brad Bird that comes 14 years after the original still has some major markets to come.
The film nabbed an A+ CinemaScore and is 93% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. It shattered records domestically with a $182.7M debut in mid-June. Playing like a comic book event, it had the best animated opening of all time, became the first toon to ever pass $500M there and now stands as the 9th biggest overall release in U.S. history.
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Incredibles 2 began staggered offshore release in mid-June with the return of the Parr family of superheroes logging Pixar’s biggest opening weekend in 17 of 25 opening overseas markets at the time.
The movie opened in China in June with $21M to score Pixar’s best debut in the Middle Kingdom and ultimately made $53.5M there.
Craig T Nelson, Holly Hunter, John Ratzenberger and Samuel L Jackson lend their voices to the toon that’s also penned by Bird who returns as Edna Mode. The previous movie won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature and grossed over $633M globally.
Still to come are Japan and Spain this week, followed by Italy and Germany in September. The current lead markets are China, the UK ($45M), Mexico ($37.1M), Brazil ($33.8M) and Australia ($32.7M).
With Toy Story 3, Finding Dory and Incredibles 2, Pixar is the only animated studio to have released three billion-dollar films.
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