All the Records Seen, Felt and Heard on Opening Weekend : ‘Inside Out 2’ Box Office

Anxiety to the rescue! Disney and Pixar‘s “Inside Out 2,” an animated adventure that spotlights apprehension among other emotions, scored the biggest box office debut of the year with $155 million domestically and $295 million globally

Published Time: 16.06.2024 - 21:31:34 Modified Time: 16.06.2024 - 21:31:34

Anxiety to the rescue! Disney and Pixar‘s “Inside Out 2,” an animated adventure that spotlights apprehension among other emotions, scored the biggest box office debut of the year with $155 million domestically and $295 million globally.

It’s a huge win for theaters (ticket sales have been lagging way behind 2023) and Pixar (which has struggled to restore its box office touch since COVID). Those results far exceeded expectations and notched several opening weekend records in the process.

Outside of North America, “Inside Out 2” enjoyed the biggest start in Mexico with $30.2 million, followed by Korea with $14.9 million, the United Kingdom with $13.9 million, Germany with $8.1 million and the Philippines with $6.7 million. The movie has already collected $140 million overseas — and it’s yet to open in major markets like France, Italy, Spain, China and Japan.

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The PG-rated “Inside Out 2,” which cost $200 million to produce, arrives nearly 10 years after the original animated adventure. This story revisits the mind of Riley, now a teenager, whose familiar emotions of Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith) and Anger (Lewis Black) were running the show. As she heads to summer camp, though, a whole bunch of new ones, such as Anxiety (Maya H -

awke), Envy (Ayo Edebiri), Embarrassment (Paul Walter Hauser) and Nostalgia (June Squibb), show up and bring some chaotic energy. Critics and audiences were charmed by the sequel, which boasts an “A” CinemaScore and 92% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie’s positive word of mouth should bode well for its theatrical run.

The first 2015 film became a huge hit with $356 million in North America and $858.8 million globally. Of course, it’s too soon to know how ticket sales for the sequel will stack up against the first — though analysts expect “Inside Out 2” to overtake its predecessor… and then some. It could very well become the first movie of the year to hit $1 billion at the global box office. But let’s not trigger Anxiety by thinking about attaining those future box office benchmarks. For now, here are all the records that were felt, seen and heard in the film’s opening weekend.

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