Thursday, February 22, 2024

Disney Pixar Powers “Incredibles 2” 14 Years in the Making to Record Weekend


Fourteen years ago, “The Incredibles” was a hit animated film. And the sequel? We finally got it last night, and it’s a monster hit.

“Incredibles 2” made $71.5 million Friday night (with $18 mil from Thurs previews). The Brad Bird directed bonanza will get the biggest weekend ever for an animated film and head to the Oscars, of course. A $150 million total for three days could be a low ball estimate.

Brad Bird gave us “Ratatouille” and “The Iron Giant,” both classics. He also directed “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,” but we won’t hold that against him. Ditto “Tomorrowland.”

Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Catherine Keener, Isabella Rossellini, and Bird himself voice the characters in “I 2.” Congrats to all.

Note to SAG-AFTRA: Jackson would also be a good choice for your Lifetime Achievement Award this year. Just sayin….


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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