‘Inside Out 2’ Surpasses ‘Dune 2’ as Highest-Grossing Movie of Year With $724 Million Globally

After just two weekends of release, “Inside Out 2” is towering above the rest as the highest-grossing movie of the year

Published Time: 23.06.2024 - 21:31:25 Modified Time: 23.06.2024 - 21:31:25

After just two weekends of release, “Inside Out 2” is towering above the rest as the highest-grossing movie of the year.

Disney and Pixar’s sequel has generated $355 million in North America and $724 million globally to date, overtaking the previous record holder of “Dune: Part II” ($282 million domestically and $711 million worldwide). At this rate, it’ll soon be the first movie of 2024 to cross $1 billion worldwide.

Internationally, the “Inside Out” sequel collected $164.4 million from 44 territories in its second outing. So far, it has earned $369.2 million overseas to stand as the year’s third biggest international release behind Godzilla x Kong ($371 million) and “Dune Part 2” ($429 million). Top earning markets include Mexico ($63.9 million), the United Kingdom ($29.2 million), Korea ($29 million), Germany ($17.9 million) and Brazil ($17.3 million). It opens in its final major market, Japan, on Aug. 1.

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After a slow start to summer, movie theaters are hoping that upcoming releases like “A Quiet Place: Day One” (June 28), “Despicable Me 4” (July 3), “Twisters” (July 19 -

) and “Deadpool & Wolverine” (July 26) can continue the momentum.

The PG-rated “Inside Out 2,” which cost $200 million to produce, is also jolting Pixar out of its box office slump. Critics and audiences have been charmed by the sequel, so positive word of mouth has been a boon for ticket sales. The second “Inside Out” has been popular in Imax, where it has grossed $32.2 million globally to date. It’s already the fourth-highest grossing animated title ever for Imax.

Elsewhere at the international box office, Sony’s “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” added $24.1 million from 66 markets. So far, the fourth installment in the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence-led comedy series has grossed $142.2 million overseas and $289.1 million globally. “Ride or Die” opened this weekend in China with $2.8 million.

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