This weekend finally marked the much anticipated worldwide premiere of the sequel to Pixar’s Incredibles and it certainly did not go unnoticed. With its $180 million debut, the film — for which some people have been waiting since approximately November 5, 2004 (but who’s counting?) — broke opening weekend box office records for both animated film (beating Finding Dory‘s $135 million) and PG-rated film (previously held by Beauty and the Beast at $174.8 million).
It was also the best opening weekend for a non-Marvel superhero movie (looking at you, Batman vs. Superman) and joined the top ten all-time highest box office openings in the number eight slot, bumping out fellow Disney superhero film Captain America: Civil War.
Suffice to say, people were pumped to see this movie. And it wasn’t just kids either; in fact, it was mostly young adults who have been wondering for 14 years what happens after the cliffhanger in the first film. According to Disney, 31 per cent of the weekend audience was adults unaccompanied by children, 57 percent was families and 11 per cent were teens.
So how did these very patient Incredibles fans feel about the movie? Well, if they weren’t displaying their love for the franchise in their clothing choices, they were raving about the experience on social media.
‘I love my girl so much, she really dressed up with me to go see the Incredibles 2!’ 👏 pic.twitter.com/N7sxkccADy
— LADbible (@ladbible) June 18, 2018
— ellain 🎏 (@ellainmaae) June 16, 2018
I promise y’all I’m staying off but I had to share with you this pic of my sisters boyfriend dressing up as frozone to watch incredibles 2 😩💀 pic.twitter.com/s9KB9794HY
— Justin Lee Richie (@jrichh__) June 16, 2018
Elastic Girl is 🔥🔥🔥🔥😍😍😍😍 #Incredibles2
— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) June 17, 2018
incredibles 2 is now my new favorite movie
— migo (@migotraspe) June 18, 2018
Pixar also made history in a completely different way with their latest release: Bao, the animated short screened before the feature, was the first ever directed by a woman. Created by Canadian Domee Shi, Bao tells the culturally-specific story of a Chinese woman grappling with her grown son leaving home through the metaphor of an anthropomorphic dumpling. If that sounds weird and intriguing, then maybe you should go see it for yourself.
Now, when does Incredibles 3 come out?
Im ready for an Incredibles 3…..
— Manny MUA (@MannyMua733) June 18, 2018