‘Inside Out 2’ Soars Past Dune Sequel As Highest-Grossing Film Of 2024

Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2 continues to reign supreme at the box office, having pulled in a staggering US$725 million globally after just its second weekend. This robust performance solidifies it as the highest-grossing movie of 2024 so far.

Following its record-breaking US$295 million debut, Inside Out 2 has maintained its momentum, surpassing projections and becoming the most successful second weekend for an animated film with US$100 million. The last record was held by The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which amassed US$92.3 million in its second weekend. As the movie has surpassed this mark, Inside Out 2 is a significant win for Disney and Pixar, especially after a lacklustre summer box office season start.

The sequel has amassed US$355 million domestically and a global total of US$725 million, surpassing Dune: Part Two, which previously held the year’s top spot with US$282 million domestically and US$711 million worldwide.

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Internationally, the film earned US$165 million in its latest outing, bringing its overseas total to US$370 million, making it the third-largest international release of the year. It has performed exceptionally well in Mexico, the United Kingdom, Korea, Germany, and Brazil, and is set to premiere in Japan on 1 August.

This summer hopes to see continued box office success with upcoming releases such as A Quiet Place: Day One, Despicable Me 4, Twisters, and Deadpool & Wolverine.

Produced with a budget of US$200 million, Inside Out 2 has not only revived Pixar’s box office fortunes but has also captivated critics and audiences alike. The film has performed notably in IMAX theatres, grossing US$33 million globally and ranking as the fourth-highest-grossing animated title ever in this format.

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Competing titles such as Despicable Me 4 have also started strong, with the film collecting US$9.4 million in initial overseas markets. This performance is tracking ahead of previous films in the franchise, indicating a promising run.

Meanwhile, Sony’s Bad Boys: Ride or Die has accumulated US$142.2 million overseas and US$289.1 million globally, with its recent debut in China contributing US$2.8 million to the tally.

With no significant competitors on the horizon, Inside Out 2 is well on its way to surpassing the US$1 billion mark, potentially marking it as the year’s first billion-dollar grosser and the first since last summer’s Barbie. The ongoing enthusiasm for Inside Out 2 suggests that it may continue to draw families back to theatres for repeat viewings, maintaining its strong box office trajectory.