Inside Out 2

Inside Out 2 Exceeds Box Office Expectations and Has 2nd Biggest Animated Opening Ever

Inside Out 2 had a very strong opening weekend at the box office. In fact, it is the strongest opening for any movie since last summer’s Barbie. The Pixar animated sequel brought in a strong $155 million through the course of its opening weekend. This easily had it beat the competition this weekend. While Barbie still had a stronger opening than Inside Out 2 with its $162 million weekend opening last summer, the Pixar film is the first movie to break $100 million in its opening weekend since then. This far exceeds the expectations that were had for the film. It was expected that it would bring in $80 to $90 million during its opening weekend.

Inside Out 2

A Strong Animated Opening

Along with being the strongest film of the year to date, Inside Out 2 also had one of the strongest opening weekend of any animated film. It came in second place after Incredibles 2. The top five opening weekends for animated films are now as follows:

  • Incredibles 2 – $182 million
  • Inside out 2 – #$155 million
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie – $146 million
  • Finding Dory – $135 million
  • Frozen II – $130 million

International Strength

Internationally, the film also performed very well. The international box office brought in $140 million for the flick. This made it the most successful opening weekend for an animated film of all time. This surpassed Frozen II‘s $135 million. The new Pixar movie performed particularly well in Latin America. There it had the second biggest opening of all time, right after Avengers: Endgame.

Inside Out 2 garnered an impressive $295 million in total. This is very good news for the studio which spent $200 million on production for the film. It also means that this is Pixar’s second most successful opening weekend. This follows Incredibles 2, which earned $182 million on its opening weekend. It did beat out 2016’s Finding Dory ($135 million), and 2019’s Toy Story 4 ($120 million).

About the Film

In Inside Out 2, Riley is now a teenager. She is facing a bigger world and with these new experiences come new emotions as she heads to summer camp. The cast sees Amy Pohler again returning to voice Joy, Phyllis Smith as Sadness, Liza Lapira as Disgust, Toy Hale as Fear, and Lewis Black as Anger. They are joined by Maya Hawke who voices Anxiety, Ayo Edebiri as Envy, Adèle Exarchopoulos as Ennui, Paul Walter Hauser as Embarrassment, and June Squibb as Nostalgia. The film is in theaters now and the original can be seen on Disney+.

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