‘Inside Out 2’: Mammoth $155 Million Opening Puts Box Office Recovery Ahead of Schedule

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Drawing “infrequent” moviegoers, the Pixar sequel has given the U.S. box office its first $200 million-plus weekend in 11 months

“Inside Out 2” (Disney-Pixar)

June was supposed to be a month where the box office fell below the industry average in grosses ahead of a more robust July. The mammoth opening weekend of Disney/Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” has changed that.

Projections had the sequel to Pete Docter’s 2015 Oscar winner matching its predecessor’s $90 million opening weekend. Exhibition sources told TheWrap that was too low, but even their most optimistic expectations were in the $115-120 million range, similar to the $118 million launch of Disney’s top grossing film last year, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.”

Instead, “Inside Out 2” has blasted to a $155 million domestic start, the second highest North American opening ever for an animated film behind only the $182.6


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