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Inside Out 2 Surpasses Dune 2 as the Highest Grossing Release of 2024 in North America

Pixar’s highly anticipated sequel, Inside Out 2, has taken the box office by storm, becoming the highest-grossing film of the year in the US just two weeks after its release. The animated movie raked in a whopping $30.5 million on Friday, bringing its total earnings in the US to a staggering $285.7 million. Surpassing the previously held title by Dune: Part Two, Inside Out 2 has solidified its position as the top-grossing North American release of 2024 so far.

Released in theaters on June 14, Inside Out 2 is on track to potentially achieve the biggest second weekend ever for an animated film, surpassing The Super Mario Bros Movie’s record of $92.3 million. The sequel explores the inner workings of a teenager’s mind, as the lead character, Riley, navigates new emotions like anxiety and envy. The original Inside Out film debuted with $90 million in its first weekend in 2015.

On a global scale, Inside Out 2 has already surpassed $500 million at the worldwide box office, with an estimated $155 million generated in US and Canadian ticket sales during its opening weekend. The success of Inside Out 2 is a welcome boost for theater owners, who have faced challenges due to the delays in Hollywood caused by strikes last year.

Disney’s executive vice president for theatrical distribution, Tony Chambers, expressed confidence in the film’s success, stating, “If it was ever in doubt, people continue and are still willing to go to the cinema to see great movies.” With a 92% critics and 96% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, Inside Out 2 serves as a prime example of the enduring appeal of cinematic experiences.

As fans flock to theaters to experience the emotional journey of Inside Out 2, the film’s record-breaking success is a testament to the power of storytelling and the resilience of the movie industry.

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