Incredibles 2 Has the Biggest Animated Film Debut of All Time
Incredibles 2 has been getting great reviews (like this one from our own Vivian) and viewers say it’s worth the wait. Apparently, viewers couldn’t wait to watch the family in action again, as the 14-years-in-the-making sequel reportedly earned approximately $180 million this weekend, overtaking the studio’s Finding Dory, which earned around $135 million its opening weekend two years ago.
It’s not surprising: the film is a much-anticipated Pixar sequel, a superhero movie, a summer release, etc. Incredibles 2 is also the third largest opening this year, just behind two other superhero movies: Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther!
There is, however, a demographic that didn’t likely make it to the theaters last weekend. A memo has been going around in theaters about how the film has scenes that’ll be dangerous for those with photosensitive epilepsy. While it’s great that theaters are taking note, a fact that’ll hopefully make them more aware of this in the future (there are plenty of other films or even trailers with triggering lights that don’t give warnings or consideration), it’s very telling that the warnings were mostly spread by concerned viewers and not the studios first—more broadly, the industry needs to be more conscious towards those with epilepsy. It’s considerate, but also just a better business practice!
(via Vulture, image: Disney/Pixar)
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