Monday, June 18, 2018

Weekend Box-Office: INCREDIBLES 2 Scores Record-Breaking $180 Million Debut


As predicted, Disney and Pixar's "Incredibles 2" broke a series of box-office records as it opened in theaters over the weekend. Meanwhile, the newly released R-rated comedy "Tag" performed as well as could be expected, but the remake "Superfly" proved a disappointment.

Find out more about the weekend box office after the jump.

"Incredibles 2" topped the charts with a massive $180 million, breaking the records for largest opening weekend for an animated film (previously held by "Finding Dory" with $135 million) and the largest opening day ever for an animated feature. It's also the second largest June opening, and the eighth largest all-time opening weekend for any genre. Overseas the film brought in $51.5 million from about a quarter of all international markets, with the film set to open in more countries, including China, throughout June, July, August and September. "Incredibles 2" received high acclaim from critics (94% on Rotten Tomatoes and 80 on Metacritic), while CinemaScore reports a rare "A+" from its opening night polls.

In second place we find "Ocean's 8", removed from the top spot after a decent opening weekend. The film has grossed another $19.5 million, dropping 53%, and its domestic cume has reached $79.1 million. Overseas the spinoff has grossed $37.1 million.

Another new release, the R-rated comedy "Tag" opened in third place with $14.6 million, ahead of studio expectations. While not spectacular, it's a decent debut compared to its $28 million budget. The film received mixed reviews from critics (56% on Rotten Tomatoes and 57 on Metacritic) and a modest "B+" from CinemaScore.

Disney and Lucasfilm's "Solo: A Star Wars Story" lands in fourth place with $9 million after a softer 42% drop. The film is closing in on the $200 million mark domestically, while overseas it's close to topping $150 million. It's still disappointing for a film that cost over $250 million to produce and has become the first "Star Wars" movie to lose money for its studio.

The Top 5 is rounded out by "Deadpool 2" with $8.8 million. The sequel has brought in $294.6 million domestically and another $394.8 million overseas.

The last of the new releases, Sony's "Superfly" remake opened on Wednesday and grossed $8.4 million in five days and $6.3 million over the weekend. In the end it's not entirely bad news as the film has a reportedly small $16 million budget. The film received mixed reviews from critics (54% on Rotten Tomatoes and 52 on Metacritic), while CinemaScore reports a "B+" grade from its polls.

New Wide Releases: "Incredibles 2", "Tag", "Superfly".

Biggest Drop : "Adrift" (-60%)

Smallest Drop : "Avengers: Infinity War" (-5.2%)

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Incredibles 2 $180M $180M $51.5M N/A
2 Ocean's 8 $19.5M $79.1M $37.1M $70M
3 Tag $14.6M $14.6M $1.4M $28M
4 Solo: A Star Wars Story $9M $192.8M $146.7M $275M
5 Deadpool 2 $8.8M $294.6M $394.8M $110M
6 Hereditary $7M $27.1M N/A $10M
7 Superfly $6.3M $8.4M N/A $16M
8 Avengers: Infinity War $5.2M $664.1M $1,355M $300M
9 Adrift $2.1M $26.8M $1.5M $35M
10 Book Club $1.8M $62M N/A $10M


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