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Incredibles 2 becomes first animated movie to exceed $600M domestically

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Sep 3, 2018

Frozone's gonna be able to buy a lot of super suits, because Incredibles 2 has made cinematic history by becoming the first animated feature to take in more than $600 million at the domestic box office. This was confirmed by Disney's president of marketing, Asad Ayaz.

The long-awaited Pixar sequel was able to achieve such a milestone, writes Forbes, as it was added into 2,800 more theaters for Labor Day weekend, allowing for just over $3 million to be made from the last three days. By the end of the holiday weekend, that number should rise to about $4.39 million, tweeted BoxOfficeReport.com. Now its domestic total dwarfs that of Finding Dory, Shrek 2, The Lion King, Toy Story 3, Frozen, and Finding Nemo, according to Box Office Mojo

Internationally, The Incredibles follow-up has taken in over $1 billion, a lot more than its predecessor, which only managed $633 million worldwide. In terms of international returns, the movie is still below Disney Animation's Frozen and Illumination's Minions

Written and directed by Brad Bird (The Iron Giant), Incredibles 2 picks up right where we left off nearly 14 years ago. The Parr family defeats The Underminer (John Ratzenberger), but the damage inflicted upon the city only reinforces the public's negative perception of superheroes.

However, one telecommunications mogul, Winston Deavor (Bob Odenkirk), looks to change all that using Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) in a massive PR campaign to "bring supers back into the sunlight." Bob, aka Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson), is left at home to raise the kids, while his wife is out saving the day and grappling with a new supervillain, the Screenslaver. 

No specific date has been announced for the film's home release, although some estimate that it could be as early as next month. 


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