Inside Out 2 Box Office Passes Huge Domestic Milestone Amid Record-Breaking Run


Inside Out 2 has achieved a significant milestone at the domestic box office. The Pixar sequel to the 2015 hit brings back familiar characters representing the emotions of young Riley (Kensington Tallman), including Joy (Amy Poehler) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). They now face new emotions like Envy (Ayo Edebiri) and Anxiety (Maya Hawke) as Riley approaches puberty. The movie had a strong opening with a domestic debut of $154.2 million, marking the best opening weekend since “Barbie” in July 2023.

According to Deadline, Inside Out 2 has surpassed the half-billion mark in the domestic marketplace. This milestone follows the movie’s achievement of over $1 billion worldwide. As of Friday morning, its cumulative domestic total is $503.6 million, heading into the Fourth of July weekend. Despite competition from the new animated release “Despicable Me 4,” another sequel from a major franchise, Inside Out 2 is expected to continue drawing audiences.

How Inside Out 2 Compares To Other Recent Domestic Animated Hits

Inside Out 2 is not only the highest-performing movie of 2024 but is also outpacing many of the biggest animated titles of the past decade. Here’s how quickly it has reached the half-billion mark compared to other animated films that have grossed over $500 million domestically since 2014:

TitleDays To Pass $500M DomesticDomestic TotalWorldwide Total
Incredibles 2 (2018)24$608.6 million$1.24 billion
The Lion King (2019)34$543.6 million$1.66 billion
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)31$574.9 million$1.36 billion
Inside Out 2 (2024)21$503.6 million~$1.09 billion

The quick success of Inside Out 2, reaching the half-billion mark in just 21 days, indicates its strong potential. It outpaced Pixar’s previous hit “Incredibles 2” by three days, which bodes well for its continued success. “Incredibles 2” also benefited from the July Fourth bump, suggesting Inside Out 2 might surpass it to become the highest-grossing Pixar movie.

Future Prospects

If Inside Out 2 continues to draw audiences despite competition from “Despicable Me 4,” it could climb to become the highest-grossing animated movie of all time. Its prospects are further boosted by the lack of major animated competitors until “Transformers One” releases on September 13. With a relatively clear runway, the Pixar title has the potential to continue its record-breaking journey to the top.


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