That’s the only way to describe what Disney-Pixar’s 14-year-old-in-the-making superhero sequel did to the domestic and worldwide box office this weekend. Early estimates had predicted an opening weekend between $160 and $170 million (up from the original conservative estimate of $140M), which still would’ve been enough to overtake 2016’s Finding Dory ($135M) for highest opening ever for an animated film.
However, comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of June 17, 2018, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.
comScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Disney had an incredible weekend with Pixar’s Incredibles 2 smashing records and pleasing audiences around the world with highest animation debut of all time with $180 million in North America as it added another $51.5 million in 25 territories for a total global debut of $231.5 million. The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, June 17, are below.
Incredibles 2 – Disney – $180.0M
Ocean’s 8 – Warner Bros. – $19.6M
Tag – Warner Bros. – $14.6M
Solo: A Star Wars Story – Disney – $9.1M
Deadpool 2 – 20th Century Fox – $8.8M
Hereditary – A24 – $7.0M
Superfly – Sony – $6.3M
Avengers: Infinity War – Disney – $5.3M
Adrift – STX Entertainment – $2.1M
Book Club – Paramount – $1.9M
Wrinkle In Time, A – Disney – $1.8M
Gotti – Vertical Entertainment – $1.7M
Dergarabedian added, Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in its second weekend earned a T-Rex-sized $173.6 million in 51 territories for a worldwide total to date of $370.0 million and the film has yet to open in North America where it debuts later this week.”
The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, June 17, are below.
Incredibles 2 – Disney – $231.5M
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Universal – $173.6M
Ocean’s 8 – Warner Bros. – $38.9M
Deadpool 2 – 20th Century Fox – $18.6M
Tag – Warner Bros. – $16.0M
Solo: A Star Wars Story – Disney – $14.3M
Hereditary – Multiple – $12.7M
Strong Insect Crossing the River, A – Multiple Chinese Distributors – $9.9M
Avengers: Infinity War – Disney – $8.4M
Superfly – Sony – $6.3M
Accidental Detective 2, The – CJ Entertainment – $6.0M
Race 3 – Multiple – $4.8M
Full details regarding the global domestic and international box office results are listed in the table below.
Incredibles 2 should enjoy their deserved one week on top as Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom stomps into theaters Thursday night.