After 14 long years of anticipation since The Incredibles first hit theaters, Incredibles 2 looks set to break the record for highest-ever debut for an animated film in the North American box office.
This would come as the latest of a string of records broken by the Walt Disney Company, which has seen juggernauts like Avengers: Infinity War, Frozen, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Black Panther smash international box offices.
Experts project a $140 million opening weekend, which would surpass its Pixar counterpart, Finding Dory, which opened at $135 million domestically. Industry insiders and the cast itself believe that people loved the first film and have been anticipating a sequel for years.
Samuel L. Jackson, voice of Frozone, stated “For a very long time, people have been wanting this film” and that “people who saw the film at a certain age have had kids now, and they’re showing them (the original) so they can bring them to this one.”
In the sequel, Helen Parr is called to bring the world’s superheroes in hiding back to light while Bob tries to hold down the fort at home with Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack.
Critics and fans at the premiere were allowed to tweet reactions after the showing and were blown away by the character development, visual style, and of course Jack-Jack. As the review embargo has lifted, more and more critics have been voicing their opinions about the highly anticipated movie.
Many praised the film for being a fluid, engaging adventure that was entertaining for the whole family. Critics widely agree that Incredibles 2 is one of the best superhero movies they’ve seen in recent memory and certainly one of Pixar’s best sequels, which haven’t always been stellar.
The Incredibles grossed $633 million worldwide and won the Oscar for best animated feature in 2004. Incredibles 2 looks set to surpass those numbers and high expectations.
Incredibles 2 hits theaters across the country on Friday, June 15th.
Source: Daily Times