It's been a whopping 14 years since the release of The Incredibles, but good things come to those who wait. The sequel will be arriving this summer and picking up right where the original left off. Pixar has a bit of a mixed track record when it comes to sequels, having created both really good (Toy Story franchise) and mediocre (Cars franchise) follow-ups. However, everything is looking good for The Incredibles 2 and as for as money goes, the movie is currently tracking to have one of Pixar's biggest opening weekends at $110 million.
According to BoxOffice Pro, The Incredibles 2 could open to an extremely solid $110 million and a domestic total of $395 million. The superhero sequel has been generated strong reactions across social media and is ahead of Monsters University and some aspects of Finding Dory. The Incredibles 2 was one of the most in-demand sequels from Pixar, so people are excited to see the movie and trailers have been teasing a movie as fun and action-packed as the first.
Another reason for The Incredibles 2 tracking for a high opening is that its coming during the superhero genre boom, something the original didn't have the advantage of. The first movie released in 2004 to $70.5 million opening weekend, a few years before the genre really exploded with viewers. If anything, The Incredibles was ahead of its time. It'll be extremely interesting to see what the sequel can do in the height of superhero popularity.
But we can't forget about that nostalgia factor either. The Incredibles has gone on to enjoy a healthy legacy and is a worthy addition to any families DVD library. It's a family-focused animated film that boasts plenty of adventure and humor; there's nothing in that sentence that is a bad thing. Not only that, but the sequels focus on Elastigirl could attract more mothers and daughter to theaters.
It also doesn't hurt that The Incredibles 2 is one of the only major animated tentpoles hitting theaters this summer. The only other real competition comes from Sony's Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. That series tends to generate respectable numbers but doesn't really compare to $110 million that The Incredibles 2 is tracking. So, everything is looking pretty good for the Parr family and we'll have to wait and see what the movie can put away on an international scale.
The Incredibles 2 is slated to release on June 15, 2018. To learn more about the movie, here's everything we know so far. For everything else arriving in theaters for the rest of the year, be sure to check out our 2018 movie release guide. Make sure to keep it right here at CinemaBlend for more movie updates.
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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