Sunday, July 21, 2024

Boffo! Disney’s “Inside Out 2” Scores $100 Mil 2nd Weekend, Biggest Movie of 2024!


“Inside Out 2” has turned the box office inside out.

Disney’s Pixar sequel made $100 million this weekend. It’s now the highest grossing film of 2024, beating “Dune Two.”

Total US box office is now around $355 million. At this rate, $500 million is around the corner.

Audiences are going back and back to see the sequel to “Inside Out.” Everyone loves it, and there’s no sign of it slowing down.

“Inside Out 2” is good for movie theater business. Snacks are being sold, there’s foot traffic.

Meanwhile, “The Bikeriders” made $10 million in its debut. But the wheels may come off these bikes. Each day — Friday, Saturday, Sunday — showed a diminishing return. Beautifully made, but plot deprived, “Bikeriders” is perplexing to audiences. Who do you root for, and why? I didn’t get it. But I did love Tom Hardy’s performance.

“Thelma” opened nicely with $2.2 million for Magnolia. There are Best Actress and Screenplay noms lurking. June Squibb, age 93, is just lovely. Go see it, it’s a crowd pleaser.

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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