‘Inside Out 2’ Scores $30M Juneteenth Box Office Record – Update

THURSDAY AM UPDATE: Disney has made it official: Their Pixar sequel Inside Out 2 had a very happy day with a Juneteenth box office record of $30M, up 3% over Tuesday, which is fantastic.

Other records that Disney can be jubilant about: That’s the third grossing non-opening Wednesday of all-time behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($38M) and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ($32.2M). It’s the 12th highest grossing Wednesday overall, and the highest grossing non-opening animated Wednesday in domestic history.

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Domestic through six days for Inside Out 2 stands at $235.4M, which is 91% ahead of the original 2015 movie at the same point in time. Inside Out finaled in U.S./Canada at $356.4M. Part two is going to half billion per distribution sources. Worldwide the movie is at $438.7M after a $59M worldwide Wednesday. The movie will soon fly past Legendary’s $567M worldwide haul for Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.

The Federal Holiday delivered a daily boost at the box office with most pics in the top ten seeing a jump of 5% to 22% over Tuesday’s takes.

WEDNESDAY UPDATE: Sources tell us that Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out 2 is heading for a near $30 million Wednesday at the domestic box office — as big, if not bigger, than its $29.1M Tuesday, which was a record for an animated movie. Disney had no comment.

As we always report, take the projection with a grain of salt, for even if the sequel lands in the $20M-plus range, it’s still fantastic for business.

A near $30M take for Inside Out 2 would easily make it a Juneteenth holiday box office record, ahead of 2022’s Jurassic World: Dominion‘s $21M (that year the holiday fell on a Sundayr). If the forecast is true, the running domestic on the Amy Poehler-Maya Hawke-Tony Hale-Lewis Black-Phyllis Smith-Ayo Edebiri animated ensemble will stand at $235M.

Among all animated movies for a Wednesday, Inside Out 2 looks to rank third behind Illumination/Universal’s Despicable Me 2‘s opening day of $35M (July 3, 2013) and 2023’s opening day for Super Mario Bros Movie at $31.7M. Among Wednesdays, Inside Out 2 is definitely a record for Pixar ahead of Incredibles 2‘s $19.7M.

We’re hearing it’s also an up day for Bad Boys: Ride or Die with $5M, which would be 16% over Tuesday’s $4.3M. That would put the running total for the Will Smith- and Martin Lawrence-starring fourthquel at $125.6M in its 13th day. That is 2% behind its predecessor Bad Boys for Life at the same point in time; the latter pic ended its domestic run at $206.3M.

Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021.

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