Record-Breaking Debut Sets ‘Incredibles 2’ Up for Possible $180 Million Opening Weekend

Disney·Pixar’s sequel about everyone’s favorite suburban superheroes is now predicted by industry insiders to reach upwards of $180 million in opening weekend box office ticket sales.

Incredibles 2 brought in record-breaking preview numbers on Thursday to the total of $18.5 million; combined with Friday’s opening day numbers, the film has grossed $71.5 million.

Disney’s projections put the film at a solid $120 to $140 million opening weekend, while industry professionals estimated approximately $150 million. Thanks to the impressive preview and first day, that estimate has now been raised to $180 million or more.

Incredibles 2 continues the adventures of the Parr family, as Elasti-Girl helps bring superheroes back into the public eye and Mr. Incredible must learn how to maintain domestic stability for the family. The voice cast includes returning actors Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, and Sarah Vowell, with Huck Milner joining as the voice of Dash for this installment.

The feature currently has a 94% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Source: Fortune

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