INSIDE OUT tops ‘Avatar’ as highest grossing opening weekend for original, non-sequel, film

Pixar’s got a winner on their hands! INSIDE OUT opened in theaters this past Friday and it brought in more than $90MM for its cumulative opening weekend; that makes it the biggest opening for an original non-sequel film EVER. The previous record holder was Avatar which made about $13MM less than Pixar’s recent outing. We loved it too, check out our review of INSIDE OUT here.

Full announcement below.


DISNEY•PIXAR’S “INSIDE OUT” OPENS WITH MORE THAN $90 MILLION IN DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE FOR BIGGEST ORIGINAL MOVIE OPENING IN HISTORY

Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out” heads to the top with the biggest opening for an original movie in history, topping the previous No. 1 original movie, “Avatar,” by more than $13 million, with $90,440,272 million in domestic box office opening weekend. The film opened Friday, June 19.

Directed by Pete Docter (“Up,” “Monsters, Inc.”), and featuring the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling and Phyllis Smith, “Inside Out” took in an estimated $132 million globally, with many significant markets yet to open. The film is the second highest Pixar opening of all time, behind 2010’s “Toy Story 3,” and continues to be well received among audiences and critics alike.

  •  “Inside Out” has an “A” Cinemascore.
  • The movie is at 98 percent on rottentomatoes.com.
  • “Inside Out” was the highest-grossing Disney•Pixar movie of all time in Russia.
  • Friday box office for “Inside Out” ($34.2 M) made it the second largest opening day for Pixar, behind “Toy Story 3.”

ABOUT THE MOVIE:
Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out” ventures inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, where five Emotions are hard at work in Headquarters, led by optimist Joy, whose mission is to keep Riley happy. Fear heads up safety, Anger ensures all is fair and Disgust prevents Riley from getting poisoned—physically and socially. Sadness isn’t quite sure what her role is. When Riley’s family relocates to a big city, the Emotions help guide her through the bumpy transition. Suddenly, Joy and Sadness are swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind, and Fear, Anger and Disgust are left in charge of Headquarters. Joy and Sadness must venture through unfamiliar places—Long Term Memory, Imagination Land, Dream Productions—to get back to Headquarters, and Riley. Directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.”, “Up”), produced by Jonas Rivera, p.g.a. (“Up”) and featuring an original score by Michael Giacchino (“The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille,” “Up”), Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out” is in theaters now.

Author: Joey Inigo

I have been a part of MouseInfo.com since 2003. I enjoy visiting the Happiest Place on Earth and am happy to talk about Disney Parks all day long.

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