There was no doubt that Incredibles 2 was going to be a box office hit, but it really can’t be understated just how wildly successful an opening weekend the movie just had.
The Parr family hanging out in Violent’s antigravity field within her force field. Image: Disney
In just a single weekend, Incredibles 2 raked in an astonishing $US180 million ($242 million), a figure that makes it the most successful animated film opening of all time. This honour was previously held by another Pixar film, Finding Dory (which took in $US135 million ($181 million) in 2016).
Additionally, Incredibles 2 now has the eighth-largest opening weekend in film history, knocking – yup, another Disney-owned film – Captain America: Civil War down to the ninth spot.
The obvious takeaway here is that people are very hungry for stories about the Parr family, and it’s difficult to think that Disney isn’t looking at the movie’s performance and already dreaming up another incredible sequel.