Inside Out 2 Box Office Passes Huge Domestic Milestone Amid Record-Breaking Run

Inside Out 2 Box Office Passes Huge Domestic Milestone Amid Record-Breaking Run

Inside Out 2 has achieved a significant milestone at the domestic box office. The Pixar sequel to the 2015 hit returns with beloved characters representing the emotions of young Riley (Kensington Tallman), including Joy (Amy Poehler) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). They now face new emotions like Envy (Ayo Edebiri) and Anxiety (Maya Hawke) as Riley approaches puberty. The film opened with a domestic debut of $154.2 million, marking the best opening weekend since Barbie’s release in July 2023.

Domestic Box Office Success

According to Deadline, Inside Out 2 has surpassed the half-billion mark domestically. This news follows the film crossing $1 billion worldwide. As of Friday morning, its cumulative domestic total stands at $503.6 million, just in time for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The movie is expected to continue drawing audiences despite competition from the new release Despicable Me 4.

Comparison to Other Recent Animated Hits

Inside Out 2 is currently the highest-performing movie of 2024, significantly outpacing the second-place title, Dune: Part Two, which has a domestic total of $282.1 million. Even when compared to the biggest animated hits of the past decade, the sequel is performing exceptionally well. Below is a breakdown of how quickly it has reached the half-billion mark compared to other animated movies that have grossed more than $500 million domestically since 2014:

TitleDays To Pass $500M DomesticDomestic TotalWorldwide Total
Incredibles 2 (2018)24$608.6 million$1.24 billion
The Lion King (2019)34$543.6 million$1.66 billion
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)31$574.9 million$1.36 billion
Inside Out 2 (2024)21$503.6 million~$1.09 billion

While The Lion King demonstrates that rapid domestic success doesn’t always translate to the highest worldwide performance, Inside Out 2 crossing the half-billion mark in just three weeks shows it has substantial momentum. It beat Incredibles 2 by three days, indicating it could surpass it to become the highest-grossing Pixar movie.

Future Prospects

If Inside Out 2 continues to attract audiences despite competition from Despicable Me 4, it could potentially become the highest-grossing animated movie of all time. With no major animated competitors entering the marketplace until Transformers One on September 13, the Pixar title has a clear runway to continue its record-breaking journey.


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