|1.||“Incredibles 2”||Buena Vista||$180,000,000|
|2.||“Ocean’s 8”||Warner Bros||$19,555,000|
|4.||“Solo: A Star Wars Story”||Buena Vista||$9,081,000|
|8.||“Avengers: Infinity War||Buena Vista||$5,296,000|
The joint forces of Disney and Pixar have another hit on their hands. “Incredibles 2,” the sequel fans have waited 14 years to see, has finally arrived in theaters. And to prove their anticipation, fans were out in force. The animated film earned a record breaking $180 million at the US box office over the weekend. This handily beats out their previous record-setter, “Finding Dory,” from 2016. Overseas, “Incredibles 2” added $51.5M to that total, giving it a full opening of $231.5M worldwide.
The fabulous ladies of “Ocean’s 8” maintained second place, earning nearly $20M in their second weekend. They are inches from $80M in the US, and have about $116M worldwide. With a budget of $70M, it seems pretty clear the “Ocean’s 9” talk will start getting serious pretty soon.
Another newcomer to theaters, the comedy “Tag” opened in third with $14.6M in the US, and $16M worldwide. Produced for $28M, it will likely earn that back by next week. But it is not on pace to do anything particularly astounding during its theatrical run.
May the fourth place spot be with “Solo: A Star Wars Story” as it added $9M in its fourth weekend. The sequel/prequel/stand alone/spin-off/origin tale has $192M in the US and $339M worldwide, leaving some to ponder on the film’s epic “failure.” Given the behind-the-scenes problems, we will probably never know the final production budget numbers, and yes, it is definitely going to finish its run in last place for the franchise. But then, something had to.
“Deadpool 2” moves down to fifth place with $8.8M. Created on a budget of $110M, the X-Men trainee has earned nearly $300M in the US, and around $689M worldwide. It’s still tracking pretty far behind its predecessor, but there is a lot to celebrate over at Fox. It’s also the second highest grossing film connected to the X-Men franchise, and fourth if you adjust for inflation.
A24’s horror drama, “Hereditary,” moved down to sixth place with $7M. There are no production numbers on this independent film out of Sundance, but it is about to overtake “Moonlight” to move into second place on A24’s highest grossing list. Overall, the film has earned about $27M, with no international numbers to report yet, despite opening throughout Europe over this past weekend.
The action/crime film “Superfly” debuted this week in seventh place with $8.4M. “Avengers: Infinity War” moves down three spots to eighth place with $5.3M. That film has earned over $2 Billion worldwide, with over $660M in the US. The survival film “Adrift” earned another $2.1M for its ninth place finish. It has a worldwide total of $28M, and is still short of its $35M budget. And the comedy “Book Club” rounds out the top ten with $1.8M, giving it a five week total of $62M.
Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time” finished outside the top 10, but it had a huge weekend. The sci fi/fantasy/adventure moved up from 30th to 11th place, earning another $1.7M and officially crossing $100M in the US. It seems fitting the story of a girl traveling across dimensions to save her father would have such a celebratory moment on Father’s Day Weekend.
Next weekend, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” hits theaters as the only wide release.