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Battle at the Box Office 6/18

Incredibles 2 had a…fantastic opening, the best ever for an animated film and getting into the top 10 on a number of other record charts.

Incredibles 2 took in a whopping $180 million, topping the previous animated record holder (and fellow Pixar joint) Finding Dory, which made $135 million its opening weekend and was the highest grossing film of Summer 2016.  Incredibles 2 also had the biggest opening ever for a G/PG rated film and was 8th best opening of all time for any rating, the second best June opening and the fourth best Summer opening. It took in $53 million internationally but a lot of major territories won’t get the movie until closer to fall, as the World Cup is in full swing and has drastically altered movie release times abroad.

Ocean’s 8 dropped 53% to second place with $19.5 million, bringing it to $79.2 million for its two weeks out and its made $116 million worldwide.

Tag opened in third place with $14.5 million, slightly above the studio expectations but it wasn’t in the top 10 openings for either Ed Helms or Jeremy Renner and is comparable to the openings of War Dogs or Sex Tape.

Solo and Deadpool 2 rounded out the top 5, getting up to $192 million and $294 million respectively.

Hereditary dropped less than 50%, despite the dismal D rating it got last weekend from Cinemascore and added 34 more theaters.  It came in sixth place with $7 million.

The reboot of Superfly came in seventh place with $6.3 million but it opened on Wednesday last week, so its actual total was $8.4 million.

Outside the top 10, the long delayed Gotti (which scored 0% on Rotten Tomatoes) made only $1.6 million in 503 theaters, which MoviePass is claiming they are responsible for 40% of.

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