Box office: Incredibles 2 becomes best opening animated film ever

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Jun 17, 2018, 12:21 PM EDT (Updated)

Brad Bird's long-anticipated Incredibles 2 not only tops the box-office mountain this weekend, but it  is also projected to break records with its opening. According to Box Office Mojo, the animated superhero action-adventure is expected to bring in as much as $180 million, if not a little more, for its three-day opening weekend, making it the biggest opening weekend for an animated feature

The previous holder of this record, Pixar's Finding Dory, opened with $135 million. Incredibles 2 is also the third-biggest opening film of 2018 thus far, behind Black Panther (with $202 million) and Avengers: Infinity War ($258 million).

A sequel to Bird's hit 2004 film The Incredibles, the film follows the further adventures of the super-powered Parr family trying to balance home life with saving the world and gaining the public's trust. Right now, the movie is in 4,410 North American venues. The film brought in an estimated $71.5 million on Friday, including $18.5 million from Thursday previews. 

Coming in at second place this weekend is Warner Bros.' comedy Tag, starring Jon Hamm and Ed Helms, projected to rake in between $14 million and $15 million for its opening weekend. Sony's Superfly, which opened on Wednesday, is expected to bring in up to $8 million for its five-day opening. 

It should be noted that since Sunday isn't over (obviously), we'll have to wait until tomorrow to get the final box-office tallies.

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