While there have been quite a few PG-13 movies that could work for many families hitting theaters in the month of May, the only big PG-rated opener has been Show Dogs, which has made a paltry $8 million at the box office so far and even had to be edited after annoying certain parents. This should leave the door wide open for Incredibles 2 next month. The movie is totally geared to families, has already been given a PG rating for "action sequences" and "some brief mild language." It should clean up at the box office, and new estimates indicate it may do better than we originally thought. In fact, we're talking like $30 million more.
Currently, Disney and Pixar's Incredibles 2 is expected to make $140 million during opening weekend in North America. That may not be up there with the opening weekends of Avengers: Infinity War or Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it is a big opening weekend for a movie. The latest numbers are much higher than what was being hoped for the movie a few weeks ago, as initial estimates were only at $110 million for the Pixar sequel.
Honestly, we were pretty pumped when we thought Incredibles 2 would only make $110 million opening weekend. That's a hefty sum and it would rank among Pixar's highest opening weekends even without the additional $30 million listed by THR tacked on. The laud for highest opening weekend for a Pixar film currently goes to Finding Dory, which opened to $140 million back in 2016. Toy Story 3 also had a behemoth opener for an animated film, with its domestic total on opening weekend hitting $109 million. Like Incredibles 2, both movies were follow-ups to an original premise. We'll have to wait and see how Incredibles 2 opens, but it should be an impressive turnout.
Incredibles 2 officially hits theaters on Friday, June 15. That's the same weekend as new bro-comedy Tag and the Superfly remake, neither of which I see as big competitors for the Pixar film. It's also out a week after Ocean's 8 and disturbing horror film Hereditary, again, neither of which I see as big competitors. The month is wide open for a family film of its ilk, even with scarier (and decidedly PG-13) big box office outing Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hitting theaters a week later -- a movie that should be more fitting for older kids than kids of all ages.
If Incredibles 2 isn't your thing, July will also see Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation hitting theaters. To see what else is coming out over the next several months, be sure to take a look at our full movies schedule, and make sure your hunny finds your supersuit before this flick is officially out.