“Incredibles 2” Will Give the North American Box Office a Nice Boost this Weekend

Superheroes are back to save the day — and the box office.

“Incredibles 2” will give the North American box office a nice boost this weekend as the Disney and Pixar animated superhero sequel is looking at a broad range between $125 million and $140 million when it bows at over 4,400 locations. A launch near the higher end of that estimate would earn the highly anticipated adventure the best opening weekend ever for an animated film.

That title currently belongs to another Pixar sequel, “Finding Dory.” The followup to 2003’s “Finding Nemo” launched in 2016 with $135 million and went on to pick up $486 million in North America and over $1 billion worldwide.

“Incredibles 2” picks up directly following the events of the original film with the Parr family members attempting to balance having a normal life with their superpowers. Holly Hunter’s Elastigirl takes center stage as she is recruited to lead a campaign to bring Supers back after superheroes are forced to permanently conceal their identities. Back at home, Craig T. Nelson’s Mr. Incredible takes on the heroic task of stay-at-home dad to care for their kids, Violet (Sarah Vowell), Dash (Huck Milner), and baby Jack-Jack. Samuel L. Jackson also reprises his voice role of the family’s trusty friend Frozone, while Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Sophia Bush, Phil LaMarr and Isabella Rossellini voice new characters.

The film was written and directed by Brad Bird, who also wrote and directed “The Incredibles” and “Ratatouille.” “Incredibles” opened in 2004 with $70.5 million, the second-largest opening at the time for an animated feature. It went on to win the Oscar for best animated film and earn $633 million worldwide.

Source variety.com

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