Weekend box office: 'Incredibles 2' posts extraordinary numbers
Weekend box office - June 15-17, 2018
SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) - Audiences flooded theaters this weekend to see “Incredibles 2.” Nearly 14 years after the release of “The Incredibles,” Pixar’s beloved superhero family returned to the tune of $180 million; $70 million of that total came on Friday alone, matching the total of the original’s opening weekend. Keep in mind that ticket prices have increased over the last decade, but no matter how you try and spin it, “Incredibles 2” is a massive success that also now holds the record for highest opening weekend for an animated film. "Finding Dory" kicked off its run in 2016 with $135 million. It finished with just over $1 billion. I expect that "Incredibles 2" will also scrap its way to $1 billion. Factor in the international numbers and the film has already earned $231 million worldwide.
“Ocean’s 8,” the delightful Met Gala heist film starring Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Anne Hathaway and Cate Blanchett , fell 53 percent in its second week with $19.5 million. After 10 days, the film has made $79 million domestically. Worldwide its total is $116 million.
“Tag,” the story of a group of grown men who have been playing tag for the entire month of May since they were 9 years old, opened to $14.6 million. Not a massive hit, but a respectable total for a film that cost $28 million to make. It's a crowded marketplace this time of year, but as an R-rated comedy, "Tag" stands out as something different for adults who have tired of action films or are just looking for a laugh that doesn't involve a masked mercenary.
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” added $9 million, pushing its domestic total to $192.8 million. Worldwide the film has earned $339 million.
“Deadpool 2” stashed away $8.8 million for a domestic total of $294 million. Worldwide the film has accumulated $674 million.
With $7 million, “Hereditary” fell just 48 percent, suggesting that word-of-mouth isn’t nearly as bad as the initial audience reaction suggested. In two weeks, the well-reviewed horror film has earned $27 million.