Incredibles 2’s $180-M debut surpasses Finding Dory’s ‘all-time best debut’ record

Official posters of Incredibles 2 and Finding Dory
  • ‘Incredibles 2’ has debuted with a record-breaking $180-M earning
  • It surpassed the record of ‘Finding Dory’ with its $135-million launch
  • The trailer of ‘Incredibles 2’ alone has gotten over 33 million views on YouTube, as of posting

Incredibles 2, the much-awaited sequel of 2004 film The Incredibles, has debuted with a record-breaking $180-M earning.

Incredibles 2 official poster

In an article written by Rebecca Rubin of Variety, the Incredibles 2, which was launched in 4,410 locations, is now the “best debut of all time for an animated film”; surpassing the record of Finding Dory with its $135-million launch.

The Disney-Pixar movie is also the eighth “biggest domestic opening of all time” now. It surpassed 2017 movie “Beauty and the Beast”, which earned $174.6 million, for the best debut for a PG-rated film.

Following The Incredibles, Brad Bird directed his next film for Pixar, Ratatouille, which was released in June 2007. Near its premiere, he said he was open to an idea of a sequel to The Incredibles — but only if it could be even better than the original.

The Incredibles official poster

In 2013, Bird reiterated his interest in a sequel; saying, “I have been thinking about it. People think that I have not been, but I have—because I love those characters, and love that world.”

In 2018, the trailer of Incredibles 2 was finally released. The trailer alone has gotten over 33.7 million views on YouTube, as of posting.