Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Disney Animates the Box Office, “Inside Out 2” Has Stunning $13 Million Preview Night


“Inside Out 2” is going to save the movie business.

Last night, Disney’s sequel to the hit “Inside Out” scored $13 million in previews. The weekend looks insanely good as Disney could hit $75 million for an opening weekend.

The Mouse House hasn’t had a hit in a long time, certainly not an animated one. Also, with Marvel in a lull, Disney’s run as box office king has been diminished greatly.

But the first “Inside Out” won the Oscar in 2016 for Best Animated Feature, and was a financial hit as well. Preview night in 2015 brought in $3.7 million and total weekend take was $90 million. Nothing like a good IP to brighten the box office.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
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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