‘Inside Out 2’ Smashes Records with $164.4 M Second Weekend

Pixar's Animated Sequel Strikes Emotional Chord with Audiences Worldwide

In a triumphant return to the silver screen, Pixar Animation Studios’ highly anticipated sequel, Inside Out 2, has stormed the box office with a record-breaking second weekend, amassing an impressive $100 million in ticket sales domestically (in the U.S.) and $164.4 million worldwide. The film hit $724 million at the global box office on Sunday.

Inside Out 2 became this year’s highest-grossing film after surpassing Dune: Part Two, which was $711. Million. It becomes the seventh-biggest of any film after Avengers, Star Wars, and Jurrasic World series instalments. Pete Docter’s directorial film even surpassed Greta Gerwig’s Barbie (2023), which collected over $93 million at the second weekend.

Inside Out 2 not only met but exceeded industry expectations, reaffirming Pixar’s unparalleled ability to resonate with audiences of all ages. The sequel, which revisits the beloved characters and explores new dimensions of the human psyche, has captivated viewers with its poignant storytelling and stunning animation.

Critics and fans alike have praised the sequel for its nuanced exploration of complex emotions and its ability to entertain while delivering meaningful messages. Inside Out 2 picks up where its predecessor left off, delving deeper into the emotional journey of Riley and her anthropomorphized emotions: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust.

The success of Inside Out 2, released on June 14, extends beyond North America ($355.2 Million), with international markets contributing significantly to its box office triumph. From Europe to Asia, audiences have embraced the sequel’s universal themes and endearing characters, solidifying Pixar’s global appeal.

Looking ahead, industry analysts anticipate that Inside Out 2 will continue to perform strongly in the coming weeks, buoyed by positive word-of-mouth and repeat viewings. With schools out and families seeking summer entertainment, the film is poised to remain a blockbuster throughout the season.

As Pixar celebrates another milestone in its storied history, Inside Out 2 stands as a testament to the studio’s commitment to innovation and storytelling excellence. For fans eagerly awaiting more adventures in the mind, the sequel delivers an emotional rollercoaster that is both heartwarming and thought-provoking.

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