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A sequel to any movie is an attractive proposition and “Incredibles 2” is no different. The original debuted in 2004 and the sequel arrived on June 15, 2018, after a gap of 14 years. The sequel overtook the previous record holder, Pixar’s "Finding Dory." That film opened with $135 million in 2016. By contrast, the Disney movie “Incredibles 2” has earned $180 million from ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada according to ComScore. It is also the No. 1 debut for a PG-rated film and has broken the record held by "Finding Dory."

The Los Angeles Times reports that Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst at ComScore, has attributed the success to the "huge longevity and consistency of the brand that few can rival." In his opinion, Pixar has set an incredibly high bar, and the final product has paid rich dividends.

Animated films like ‘Incredibles 2’ are rare

The animated movie "Incredibles 2" has excelled on all fronts. Analysts had predicted domestic sales in the region of $120 million to $140 million with approximately another $51.5 million in international receipts. The animation movie has exceeded all expectations, and the ratings it has earned on CinemaScore and Rotten Tomatoes are favorable.

Cathleen Taff, Disney's distribution chief is pleased with the final outcome and looks at it as a “multigenerational crossover event.” It is a unique situation where the excitement of the adults is comparable to that of their kids.

‘Incredibles 2’ is in a league of its own

According to Variety, the opening weekend of “Incredibles 2” was incredible. The Disney-Pixar movie had the best debut for an animated film with earnings of nearly $180 million and captured the record held by “Finding Dory” in 2016.

The “Incredibles 2” reached another milestone since it had the eighth-biggest domestic opening of all-time. It surpassed “Beauty and the Beast” of 2017 which earned $174.6 million.

Incidentally, the original version of “The Incredibles,” opened in 2004 with $70.5 million. At that time, it was the second-largest opening for an animation movie, and it brought home the Oscar for the best animated film.

Cathleen Taff explains that the mass appeal could be the result of a possible demand for a sequel. The fans wanted a family film like “The Incredibles” and “Incredibles 2” was the answer. It did not disappoint the audiences or the critics and proved that there is always a demand for such Movies. Those who make animation movies are in a class by themselves, and the audience always waits for more.