Incredibles 2 opens with $180 million, breaks records

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"You don't get to this level of opening without appealing to everyone whether you're a fan of animation, superheroes or just out to have a good time and want to see a good movie", said Cathleen Taff, the head of distribution for Walt Disney Studios.

"Incredibles 2" comes 14 years after "The Incredibles" and picks up right where the first film left off with the superhero family.


In 2004, "The Incredibles" grossed $70 million in its opening weekend and ended up taking in a total of $633 million worldwide.

Their children Violet (Sarah Vowell) and Dash (Huck Milner) are back again, along with baby Jack-Jack, whose devastating super powers are about to be unleashed. 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.


The early reviews have also been fantastic, scoring a very healthy 94% on Rotten Tomatoes from the U.S. critics. The movie's $180 million debut blows away expectations, which placed it somewhere around $150 million, and the extremely positive audience reaction suggests that it will have strong legs in the weeks to come. The R-rated comedy is based on a Wall Street Journal article about a group of grown men who play a longstanding game of tag. The film has highly positive reviews. Jason Mitchell, Michael K. Williams, Lex Scott Davis, Jennifer Morrison, and Jacob Ming-Trent also star in the film, which was directed by Director X (Center Stage: On Pointe) based on a script from Alex Tse (Watchmen). The Warner Bros. pic is sitting at a 57% Rotten Tomatoes rating with a B+ CinemaScore.

You can see the full Top 10 list for the June 15-17 USA box office below, as compiled by Box Office Mojo.


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