Wednesday, July 17, 2024

“Inside Out” Sequel Turns Box Office Inside Out with $155 Mil Weekend, “If” Crosses $100 Mil


For now at least the box office is back!

Disney’s “Inside Out 2” turned the business inside out with a $155 million weekend. That’s the biggest debut since “Barbie” last summer.

That’s the biggest debut of 2024 certainly. It knocks off “Dune Part Two” which opened with $82 million this winter.

Paramount’s “If,” which looked iffy when it opened, finally crossed the $100 million mark. The John Krasinski directed family film didn’t get enthusiastic reviews, but it was the sole picture you could take kids to this spring.

Sony’s “Bad Boys Ride or Die” is up to $110 million.

At least these titles show some light at the end of the tunnel as “Furiosa,” “The Fall Guy,” “Challengers,” and “Civil War” didn’t do much to help the first half of 2024.

And now we wait for “Deadpool and Wolverine,” which will break all 2024 records, and maybe some for 2023 as well!

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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