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Pixar's latest animated feature Inside Out is continuing to go from success to success.
After topping the UK box office last weekend and battling with Jurassic World for the top spot in the Us earlier in July, Disney's Pixar now has more to celebrate as Inside Out passes the $600 million worldwide box office mark.
Inside Out review: Pixar's charming take on childhood
The global total for the film currently stands at $602.29 million, with the domestic market generating $329.59 million while $272.7 million came from the international market, Deadline reports.
There is joy and wonder in this marvelous mounting of a human mind, and a thrilling audacity in how it dares at such a strange and impossible thing. I’m “biast” (pro): mostly love Pixar’s films
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
I have some misgivings about this Inside Out movie. Only five emotions in a little girl’s head? Only Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness? Maybe things will get more complicated when she’s an older girl… but even the grownups here have only those five emotions. I dunno about that. Cuz in my not-little-girl head right now, Doubt is telling me “There’s no way you can do justice to this movie, so don’t even bother trying,” and Procrastination is agreeing, saying, “See? It was right to put off writing this review. Let’s put it off some more, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Pixar returns to form with a dazzlingly imaginative adventure set inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl
The new Pixar animation Inside Out could easily have been called Out There. It’s as bizarre, imaginative and authentically psychedelic as anything produced in mainstream animation. At this point in the fortunes of the once-infallible creative powerhouse, you wouldn’t have bet on Pixar coming up with anything very outré. Bought by Disney in 2006, the studio hadn’t produced anything truly inspired that wasn’t a sequel since Up in 2009. Given the humdrum quality of Cars 2 and Monsters University and 2012’s well-intentioned but forgettable Brave, it seemed as if the studio had lost its penchant for exotic risk.
But Inside Out is in the top rank of Pixar productions with its combination of audacity, intelligence, wit and emotional reward. Directed and co-written by Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc and Up) and co-directed by Ronnie del Carmen, »
- Jonathan Romney
Could all the Pixar movies from Toy Story to The Good Dinosaur take place in the same universe?
Writer Jon Negroni came up with one of the most detailed (and convincing) fan theories of all time a few years ago, which explains how each film takes place at a certain point in the same timeline, and that there is an overall story involving humans, machines, animals and emotions.
It would take far too long to explain every single connection, but the timeline begins with Brave in the 14th century, and ends with Monsters Inc around the year 5000. In a (relatively complicated) nutshell:
14th-15th Century: The magic used in Brave is what makes animals and inanimate objects behave like humans, and leads to the creation of superheroes.
1950s-1960s: The Incredibles' Buddy creates AI bots and the Zero Point Energy, leading to the eradication of heroes and to sentient objects. »
I really, really cannot wait for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Is anyone with me? Oh, all of you. We’re edging closer and closer to that December 18th release, and we’re hoping that Disney and Lucasfilm are going to show us more online in the coming weeks. It looks like the company have something up their sleeves for the middle of August though, as a press release reveals that Disney plan to show off footage from Star Wars as well as their other upcoming properties including Captain America: Civil War and the upcoming Pixar slate at their huge fan event, D23 Expo 2015.
Marvel didn’t pack for San Diego this year, and we not present at Comic-Con to present anything from their upcoming slate, or make any kind of announcements – so are they holding out for their parent company’s Expo? We certainly hope so.
- Paul Heath
Just a heads up -- in case you can't get to Walt Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA from August 14-16 -- heaps of new Lucasfilm, Pixar, Marvel and Disney movie intel will be coming out of the event, so put yourself on standby for cool previews.
Disney just shared a press release with the 2015 schedule. You'll see it's noted that "a bevy of special guests will be on hand to offer a look at an unparalleled slate that includes Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Jungle Book, Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, Star Wars: The Force Awakens-and much, much more." Also, "Filmmakers will unveil never-before-seen footage from Pixar's upcoming The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory and Disney Animation's Zootopia and Moana." So if those movies, and all Disney/Pixar projects, are of interest to you, just know some good teases should be coming out of this.
Here's the »
- Gina Carbone
Walt Disney Studios offers an exclusive look at its upcoming projects from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm at D23 Expo 2015, taking place August 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Studio will unveil its animation and live-action film slates via two huge Hall D23 presentations featuring surprise guests and many unforgettable moments. Other not-to-be-missed events include a Frozen FANdemonium musical celebration with Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and the 20th anniversary celebration of Disney Pixar's Toy Story with John Lasseter and the original Pixar crew.
Hall D23 Presentations:
After meeting the Emotions inside the mind of an 11-year-old, taking a trip to San Fransokyo, where a boy genius and his robot save the world, and falling in love with a queen with icy powers who wants to "let it go, »
Disney has announced its full schedule for the D23 Expo, which is set to take place next month at the Anaheim Convention Center in California and will feature big upcoming releases such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Captain America: Civil War, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Good Dinosaur, Finding Dory, Zootopia and Moana, along with much, much more.
Here’s the main presentations…
Friday, August 14, 3 p.m.—Hall D23
After meeting the Emotions inside the mind of an 11-year-old, taking a trip to San Fransokyo, where a boy genius and his robot save the world, and falling in love with a queen with icy powers who wants to “let it go,” come see where Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios plan to take you next. In what has become a D23 Expo must-see, »
- Gary Collinson
The Good Dinosaur has been in production since what seems like the Ice Age, but the movie will finally be released in time for the holidays this Thanksgiving, giving the world it's second Disney Pixar movie of 2015! Inside Out, released this past June, was an instant box office hit, and has been called a true masterpiece of animation. Will The Good Dinosaur be able to live up to that same hype? The first full trailer arrives, following the teaser that debuted earlier this year, and it promises to be something special and quite unique.
Directed by Peter Sohn, The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo (voice of Raymond Ochoa) makes an unlikely human friend. »
If you haven’t seen “Inside Out,” the newest delight from the great minds at Pixar, please do yourself a favor and go see it immediately. While it may not be an insta-classic in the vein of “Toy Story” or “Finding Nemo” – although, let’s be honest, that’s a high bar to clear – their new picture really does deliver on all fronts. On one hand, it’s a nearly-pitch perfect family film, replete with eye-popping, sometimes even psychedelic visuals and rolling along at a rollicking, quick clip. And it would be great, if that were all there was to it. But it is the film's bold willingness to confront and address the viewer’s most latent fears and anxieties that takes it from being just another well-crafted Pixar flick to being one of 2015’s best (so far). Anyone who’s been keeping track throughout the years can hardly be surprised. »
- Nicholas Laskin
Yesterday, we reported that Universal's Jurassic World took the top spot at the box office for the fourth week in a row, earning an estimated $30.9 million, just barely beating out Pixar's Inside Out, which took in $30.1 million. Today, Deadline reports that the actual box office figures have Inside Out pulling away with a narrow victory, earning $29.7 million, barely beating Jurassic World's actual tally of $29.4 million. The actual figures have yet to be confirmed, but this means that Inside Out will not be able to break the obscure record of highest-grossing film never to hit #1 at the box office, held by the 2002 indie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which earned $241.3 million without ever claiming the top spot.
Inside Out has taken in $245.8 million since opening on June 19, which currently ranks as the 7th highest Pixar movie of all time. It will most likely pass Monsters Inc., The Incredibles and Monsters University sometime this week, »
As we told you yesterday, the box office projections for first and second place this weekend were very close. They just weren’t close enough to knock Jurassic World out of the top spot. Universal is reporting a third-weekend estimate of $54.2 million for its blockbuster, or a drop of 49%. For those keeping track, that makes this the third weekend in a row that the dinosaurs have ruled the box office – another impressive feat to add to Jurassic World’s giant list of accomplishments. Assuming chart positions do not change when final numbers are released on Monday, why is a third weekend in first place so impressive? It’s an achievement that few films reach during the summer months. That’s because the summer schedule is designed to give big titles a maximum of two weekends to shine before the next potential blockbuster comes up to bat. In the past decade »
- Nicole Pedersen
Just as Inside Out goes deep into the brain of an 11-year-old girl, we’re about to go deep into the background of Pixar’s latest and, some say, greatest adventure.
Inside Out is the result of five years of careful labor under sometimes difficult circumstances. Various story ideas were tried and discarded or reworked and, due to troubles with its neighbour film, The Good Dinosaur, there hasn’t been a Pixar film since 2013’s Monsters University (and not a non-sequel since 2012’s Brave).
It was worth the wait; the movie shows all of the incredible, painstaking craftsmanship Pixar is known for. Despite the simple-seeming idea of figures that represent emotions, the five come across as fully realised people. Each of them is capable of the feelings represented by the others and more. Sadness isn’t always sad just because she’s “sadness,” she’s also sad because no »
- T Campbell
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the off-beat, nerdy news for you in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this tremendous Thursday? Both Game of Thrones and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind get the 8-bit treatment and Arnold Schwarzenegger has a "brainstorm" with Jimmy Fallon. If that wasn't enough, we have a breakdown of how to get a job at Pixar and practical female superhero costumes. But first, a fan builds an impressive Batman motorcycle, a couple of well-known Princesses get in a rap battle, and parody legend 'Weird Al' Yankovic gets what he's so long deserved! So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
The bawdy comedy about a teddy bear who enjoys such simple pleasures as bong rips, cold ones and “Law and Order” marathons will likely earn $50 million when it debuts across 3,441 theaters. That’s in line with the $54 million that the first “Ted” generated when it hit screens in 2012. The sequel cost $85 million to produce and was co-financed by Media Rights Capital. It brings back stars Seth MacFarlane and Mark Wahlberg, but cycles in Amanda Seyfried for Mila Kunis.
“Ted 2’s” likely success continues Universal Pictures’ torrid streak at the multiplexes. With the year hovering at midpoint, the studio has already rolled out “Furious 7,” “Pitch Perfect 2,” “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “Jurassic World,” a box office Indominus rex that set »
- Brent Lang
Photo: Disney / Pixar Pixar's Inside Out enjoyed the largest opening weekend for an original property, animated, live-action or otherwise, this past weekend and before the film was ever released I had a chance to sit down with director and screenwriter Pete Docter and the film's producer Jonas Rivera to largely discuss the ins and outs of turning this movie from a seedling of an idea Docter had back in 2009 to the feature film audiences are eating up in theaters right now. How does a movie go from merely being a story about the emotions inside the head of an 11-year-old girl to being the complex, yet simply understood, logic machine Docter and his team of story writers, animators, artists and technical advisors conceivedc What was the thinking behind the fluffy skin of the animated emotionsc How did hand-drawn animation actually help the CG productionc And I have a question about »
- Brad Brevet
After a few underwhelming years with “Monsters University,” “Brave” and “Cars 2,” Pixar returned this past weekend with “Inside Out.” And what a return it was: with $91 million in just three days, the film racked up Pixar’s second best opening ever and its best opening for an original movie. The success has likely been led by the glowing reviews. Oscar buzz is already circulating for Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen’s nearly universally acclaimed film, marking a return to Pixar's glory days. Many fans, including myself, believe "Inside Out" to be among the very best of the studio’s output, but the film isn’t just a great one —it’s also a potentially important one. The film's story follows Riley (Kaitlyn Dias), an eleven-year-old girl whose happy, uncomplicated life is thrown into chaos when she leaves her friends behind due to her family moving from Minnesota to San Francisco. »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Box office reporting too often focuses on data and results that have nothing to do with whether or not a movie is a hit or a miss.
One of the great absurdities of this type of coverage is that it is dominated by a horse race mentality that studios both privately ignore and publicly encourage.
The folly of this approach was on full display this weekend when “Jurassic World” “won” the weekend with a $102 million take, edging by “Inside Out,” which had to settle for a measly $91 million. That happens to be the biggest-ever opening for an original film, crushing the $77 million high-water mark set by “Avatar” in 2009.
“‘Inside Out’ would have been number one in any other weekend,” notes Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at BoxOffice.com. “At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter. Being number one is overrated.”
Still, “Jurassic World” gets to »
- Brent Lang
"Inside Out" (Buena Vista) roared out of the gate with a huge $34.2 million start (including Thursday night shows.) It's the second best start ever for a Pixar release, more impressive since it isn't a sequel (it bests "Monsters University" and falls short of only the third "Toy Story"). And it is hardly lacking competition for its family audience. Universal's juggernaut "Jurassic World" added another $29 million yesterday to its all ready huge take (in eight full days already $325 million) for the second spot, likely rising to #1 and one of the best second weekends ever. The mutual strength of both films playing at the same time reaffirms the strong statement that "Jurassic" has already made that summer 2015, despite a mixed start, is delivering on its promise of a rebound after last summer's weakness and an overall slump since this March. Ticket buying is expanding, and these two films suggest both that »
- Tom Brueggemann
The gloves are off, and the box office race between a Pixar tearjerker and a dinosaur-filled monster sequel is heating up. Jurassic World surpassed expectations last weekend to nab the opening weekend record with $208.8 million, but the question then turned to, "how will it hold up?" Quite well, it appears. The Avengers currently holds the record for the biggest-ever second weekend performance with $103.05 million, but Jurassic World has its sights set on breaking it as it pulled in $29 million on Friday. It’s going to be close, but early estimates indicate that it could very possibly surpass that $103.05 million benchmark for the weekend, taking away yet another record from the Marvel blockbuster. But this weekend’s big new release is also exceeding expectations. Riding a wave of critical raves, Inside Out made $34 million on Friday night and is on its way to a massive opening weekend somewhere between $84 and $89 million. »
- Adam Chitwood
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