'Inside Out 2' domestic box office debuts at $155 mln

June 17, 2024 9:08 am

[Source: Reuters]

Animated Pixar movie “Inside Out 2” made an estimated $155 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales over the weekend, according to estimates released.

The Friday through Sunday tally topped the $82.5 million brought in by “Dune: Part Two” in March.

Walt Disney (DIS.N), opens new tab, which owns animation studio Pixar, said the movie in international markets brought in a global total of $295 million through Sunday.

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The results provided a boost for theater owners, who have fewer movies to show this year because of delays caused by strikes in Hollywood last year.

Total domestic ticket sales through Sunday are running 24% behind the same point in 2023, Comscore said.

The last two Pixar releases, “Elemental” and “Lightyear,” had mediocre ticket sales.

Three prior Pixar films were sent straight to streaming during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Inside Out 2” is a sequel to the 2015 hit about the inner workings of a young girl’s mind.

In the second installment, lead character Riley has become a teenager and is grappling with new emotions including anxiety and envy.

The original “Inside Out” opened with about $90 million in its first weekend in the summer of 2015.