“INCREDIBLES 2” is poised to become the biggest animated film ever after a third strong weekend at the domestic box office.
The Disney/Pixar sequel grossed $45.5 million over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday — dipping only 43 percent and finishing second to the sophomore weekend for Universal’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” ($60 million).
That makes “Incredibles 2” — which again stars the voices of Holly Hunter and Craig T. Nelson as the superhero parents — the second-highest-grossing Pixar film ever in North America and the third-biggest animated film, before adjusting for inflation.
The “Incredibles” sequel should soon pass 2016’s “Finding Dory” ($486.3 million) as the biggest Pixar film and the biggest animated film.
Disney now has six of the seven highest-grossing animated movies in North America before adjusting for inflation; the only non-Disney film in the mix is DreamWorks Animation’s “Shrek 2” ($441.2 million).
Domestically, “Incredibles 2” is also the third-biggest movie of the year, trailing two other Disney superhero movies: “Black Panther” ($699.8 million) and “Avengers: Infinity War” ($672.5 million).