Disney.Pixar's ‘Incredibles 2’ passes $1 billion at worldwide box office

02:37 PM | 1 Aug, 2018
Disney.Pixar's ‘Incredibles 2’ passes $1 billion at worldwide box office
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NEW YORK - The acclaimed Pixar sequel “Incredibles 2” has passed $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales, making it Disney’s third film this year to cross the box-office milestone.

Disney said Tuesday that Brad Bird’s summer blockbuster reached $1 billion on Monday, about six weeks after debuting with $182.7 million at North American theaters. That opening set a new record for animated releases, and “Incredibles 2” has steadily climbed the history books.

Not accounting for inflation, its domestic haul of $574 million ranks as the ninth biggest North American gross of all-time.

“Incredibles 2” follows Disney’s “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War” in reaching $1 billion this year. Disney releases account for exactly half of the 36 films to ever cross $1 billion globally.

Released in 2004, "The Incredibles" won the Oscar for the best-animated feature and grossed $633 million worldwide, posting one of the largest openings in history for an animated feature.

"The superhero part is secondary to the roles you play within a family," said Bird, summing up the appeal of the Paris.

"Every one of us has been the newborn baby, many of us have been the super hyper-energetic 10-year-old or the insecure teenager, and many of us have grown up to be parents."

Here's the trailer for Incredibles 2 :