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Weekend Estimates: INSIDE OUT 2 Scores Top Global Animated Opening Ever ($295M), #2 All-Time Animated Domestically ($155M)

Photo Credit: Adam Habib, Jonathan Pytko, © 2023 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Welcome back Disney, Pixar, and the summer box office.

The studios and their highly anticipated sequel have shattered all expectations, including our own bullish forecasts, with an estimated $155 million domestic opening weekend. That ranks as the second highest ever for an animated release, behind only Incredibles 2 ($182.7 million).

Of note, Disney does not count 2019’s The Lion King remake as an animated film.

Inside Out 2 earns the best debut of 2024 thus far, topping Dune: Part Two‘s $82.5 million. It’s the best debut of any film since Barbie last July, which posted $162 million in its domestic start.

Globally, Inside Out 2 is posting an estimated $295 million haul, the best ever for animation. That includes $140 million internationally, also the best ever for an animated pic.

We’ll have additional updates and final results after Father’s Day.

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