Sunday, July 21, 2024

Disney’s Pixar Comes Roaring Back with $62 Million Opening for “Inside Out 2” — $150 Mil Predicted!


We have a winner.

Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” will hit somewhere in the vicinity of $140 million tomorrow for its opening weekend.

The sequel to the 2015 hit, “Inside Out,” made $50 million Friday night for a total opening of $62 million! .

For Disney, this couldn’t have come any sooner. The company that got very taken away with itself thanks to Marvel movies had a dreary 2023. Only five releases cleared $100 million. Of those, only one — “Elemental” — was animated. And even that one was not a breakout hit.

The rest of 2023 included “Wish,” “The Marvels,” and “Haunted Mansion,” all non-starters. And while “Guardians of the Galaxy 3” scored $359 million, there wasn’t a lot else to celebrate.

But now, after a long drought, “Inside Out 2″ looks to be the hit everyone needed. Perfectly timed for the end of school, aimed at girls, ‘inside Out 2” is off to a stunning start. If only Richard Kind were in this one, it would have done even better!

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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