Incredibles 2 smashes animated-movie opening weekend record

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Fellow Pixar sequel Finding Dory now holds the title with $135 million.

According to Box Office Mojo, "Incredibles 2" shattered the record for an opening weekend by an animated film, grossing an estimated $180 million in domestic markets.

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"The film shows the drawing power of the superhero genre, whether in the live action or animated realm", box office analyst Paul Dergarbedian says. "The combination of the Pixar brand and Disney's perfectly executed marketing and distribution strategy made the film an instant classic and a box office juggernaut". "Brad and team put together a great film that delivers something for everybody".

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"Incredibles 2" comes 14 years after "The Incredibles" and picks up right where the first film left off with the superhero family. While Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell and Samuel L Jackson reprise their voice-acting roles, Huck Milner, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener and Jonathan Banks join the cast. Brad Bird returned to write and direct the sequel, which has been overwhelmingly well-received by both critics and audiences.

The sequel to 2004's The Incredibles, Incredibles 2 continues the story of the family of Incredibles.

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Internationally, the film took in an estimates $51.5 million, bringing its worldwide total as of now to $231.5 million at the worldwide box office.

Along with scoring the biggest domestic opening ever for an animated film, Incredibles 2 also earned the eighth-best domestic opening all time for any film animated or otherwise, not adjusted for inflation.

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Lewis expanded on this concern in a blog post titled The Real Villain In Incredibles 2 - Strobe Lights (NO SPOILERS).

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