‘Inside Out 2’ Achieves No. 1 Year-to-Date Theatrical Status following Record Second Weekend Box Office

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Pixar Animation’s sequel Inside Out 2 generated an estimated $100 million in second-weekend North American ticket sales through June 23, the largest revenue in animation movie history. The movie generated $154 million in its debut weekend, ended June 16.

The sophomore weekend tally topped the debut weekend of the original 2015 Inside Out at $90 million. The movie has now generated $355 million in North America revenue and $724 million worldwide — supplanting Warner Bros. Pictures’ Dune: Part Two ($711.8 million) as the top-grossing theatrical release in 2024.

Columbia Pictures’ Bad Boys: Ride or Die continued its strong run at the domestic box office. The film made $5.315 million on Friday, $7.885 million on Saturday and a projected $5.575 million on Sunday across 3,781 screens. The studio is projecting $18.775 million for the weekend, bringing its total domestic gross to $146.911 million through Sunday.

 The revenue was enough to place Focus Features’ new release, 1960s-themed The Bikeriders starring Austin Butler and Tom Hardy onto the final podium spot with $10 million in ticket sales.

Meanwhile, former weekend box office No. 1. 20th Century Studios’ Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes finished No. 4 with another $3.7 million in ticket sales to up its North American tally past $164 million after seven weekends.

Columbia Pictures/Alcon Entertainment’s The Garfield Movie made $1.080 million on Friday, $1.475 million on Saturday and a projected $1.045 million on Sunday from 3,013 screens. The Sony studio is projecting $3.6 million for the weekend to finish No. 5, bringing its total domestic gross to $85.142 million through Sunday.

Paramount Pictures’ live action family film IF added $2.78 million in North American revenue to finish No. 6 and up its total to $106.6 million. The movie sold another $1.4 million in international tickets, upping its foreign haul near $75 million, and $181.3 million globally.

Smaller budget new releases, which included Vertical’s horror film The Exorcism, starring Russell Crowe, opened at No. 7 with $2.3 million in revenue across 2,240 screens, followed by Trafalgar Releasing’s music-themed Ghost: Rite Here Rite Now at No. 8 with $2.39 million in ticket sales; and Magnolia Pictures’ Thelma, starring 94-year-old June Squibb, with $2.2 million in opening weekend ticket sales.

Finally, Warner’s supernatural horror film The Watchers, written and directed by Ishana Night Shyamalan, added $1.94 million in ticket sales to up its three-weekend North American total to $17.7 million; $29 million globally. The movie heads to premium VOD on June 28.



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