Inside Out 2 $135M Global Launch: Disney/Pixar Poised for Biggest Opening Yet!

Los Angeles, California – Pixar’s highly anticipated animated film, “Inside Out 2,” is set to make a splash at the box office with an expected record-breaking opening weekend. Following the success of Sony’s “Bad Boys: Ride or Die,” Disney/Pixar’s sequel is poised to hit $85 million in the domestic box office, along with another $50 million internationally, for a total global launch of $135 million.

“Dune: Part Two” currently holds the title for the biggest domestic opening of 2024 with $82.5 million, while “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” boasts the largest global launch of the year for a Hollywood film at $194 million.

“Inside Out 2” marks Disney’s biggest post-Covid opening for an animated movie, signaling a potential resurgence in theater attendance. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, Disney’s theatrical release strategy allows for longer runs in theaters before transitioning to digital platforms like Disney+, with “The Haunting of Venice” having one of the shortest windows to digital release at 45 days.

The success of “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” highlights the importance of diverse audiences in driving box office numbers, with family-friendly films like “Inside Out 2” expected to draw in moms, fathers, and young girls over the Father’s Day weekend. The sequel is set to premiere at 4,300 sites across the US and Canada, with premium ticket options available.

The original “Inside Out” film was a critical and commercial success, earning accolades such as an A CinemaScore and an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. The sequel introduces new characters voiced by Ayo Edebiri and Maya Hawke, adding fresh dynamics to the beloved story.

“Inside Out 2” will launch internationally starting in Germany and Korea before expanding to other markets like Australia, Mexico, and the UK. The staggered release pattern aims to maximize the film’s potential in each region, with a focus on key markets like the UK, Korea, Germany, Mexico, and Australia.

As the film industry navigates the post-pandemic landscape, the performance of “Inside Out 2” will be a pivotal indicator of audience sentiment towards returning to theaters. With high expectations for a successful opening weekend, the sequel is poised to captivate audiences around the world and continue Pixar’s legacy of storytelling excellence.