With $574M domestic and $430.9M at the international box office, the global total is $1.005B through Monday. The sequel from Brad Bird that comes 14 years after the original still has some major markets to come.
The film nabbed an A+ CinemaScore and is 93% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. It shattered records domestically with a $182.7M debut in mid-June. Playing like a comic book event, it had the best animated opening of all time, became the first toon to ever pass $500M there and now stands as the 9th biggest overall release in U.
Colin Hart and Scott Davis were our superheroes on the press line yesterday and they spoke to the actors about returning to the roles thirteen years on, and Jackson gave us a little on his return to the M. Night Shyamalan-i-verse for the Unbreakable sequel Glass.
Joining Samuel Jackson, and Holly Hunter in the voice cast are Pixar’s lucky charm John Ratzenberger, Craig T. Nelson and Sarah Vowell.
Incredible 2 is released in the UK on the 13th of July.
Incredibles 2 Synopsis
Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back,
“One of our goals was to make this one feel like you remember the first one,” said Rick Sayre, the supervising technical director of both movies. “If you watched them back to back, you might feel that the first one suffers occasionally by comparison but this one is a glorious memory of the first one. But by opening with the slight unfamiliarity of Dicker slamming the light on Tony [during the interrogation], it allows you to adjust to this world before we have our flashback.”
Rebuilding the Characters
Since Pixar’s animation system is completely different,
“This weekend really shows that Pixar has entered the second generation in terms of its audience,” said BoxOffice analyst Shawn Robbins. “That long time gap in between sequels has made these films a must-see beyond the family crowd.”
Sure, the kids who just got out of school and their parents are still Pixar’s main moneymakers. However, those aged 17-24 counted for a total audience share of 16 percent, higher than that of teens’ 14 percent.
Forty percent of moviegoers polled by comScore’s PosTrak were in the 18-24 age group, tying “Finding Dory” for the age group’s highest audience
Friday numbers for the Brad Bird-directed film show that it’s performing not as a family film, but as a four-quadrant blockbuster that is gaining heavy interest from all ages. Opening day totals clocked in at $71.5 million, including an animation record $18.5 million from Thursday previews. Reception has been stellar with an A+ on CinemaScore and a 94 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.
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From this Friday result, Disney is keeping their projections slightly lower than industry estimates at $160-170 million. But if “Incredibles 2” holds on to a $180 million-plus start, it will be 35 percent
Hamm – “Toy Story,” “Toy Story 2,” “Toy Story 3”
By far Ratzenberger’s most well-known Pixar character, this porking piggy bank is chock-full of great one-liners and quips across the “Toy Story” trilogy, whether it’s trading jokes with Mr. Potato Head or making snide put downs about Andy’s neighbor Sid.
You'd think saving the city from Syndrome would have ushered in a new era for the supers. Nope, the exact opposite happens. Incredibles 2 picks up directly from the first film with the Parr family battling the Underminer (John Ratzenberger). Chaos and destruction ensues, reinforcing the idea that supers cause more problems than they solve. Billionaire Winston Deaver (Bob Odenkirk) idolizes the supers. His idea,
Written and Directed by Brad Bird.
Featuring the voice talents of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Bird, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Jonathan Banks, Sophia Bush, Isabella Rossellini, Phil Lamarr, Paul Eiding, Barry Bostwick, Yuri Lowenthal, and John Ratzenberger.
Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world.
As the popularity of superhero movies has arguably reached its highest point, it was only a matter of time before Pixar, who has recently started cranking out a lot of sequels to their animated classics already anyway, would send the Incredibles on another heroic mission. Writer and director Brad Bird has even returned for Incredibles 2 (also having helmed Ratatouille for the studio), and its his script that avoids a lot of the fatal trappings of follow-ups that could be debated as over
Now, 14 years later, the adventures of Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and their three super-powered children — Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack — continue in “Incredibles 2,” with the new Pixar film picking up exactly where the original left off. Bird, who also voices fan-favorite character Edna Mode, said it was an essential choice to not jump the story forward into the future.
“I’m not interested in making that movie because I chose the powers around the roles that the characters had in the family,” Bird told Variety at the film’s Los Angeles premiere on Tuesday. “Fathers are always expected to be strong so I made him super strong.
“Incredibles 2” is produced in 2D and 3D versions by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. Revenue sharing imports of Hollywood films are handled in China by state-owned distributors.
Unusually for China, the film is expected to be screened with a Pixar-made short film ahead of the main feature. The short, “Bao” which means bun in Chinese, is a story of a lonely Chinese mother and a steamed bun.
The timing puts the China release a week behind the North American outing on June 15, and some Asian territories including Hong Kong, Singapore and The Philippines on June 14, but still in the first wave of releases. The film does not play in the U.K. until July 13, and in Japan until Aug.
The pic is set to open June 15, nearly 14 years after The Incredibles hit the big screen and turned into an instant classic.
Incredibles 2 was directed by Brad Bird, who also wrote and helmed the first film. Along with Bird, Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L. Jackson and John Ratzenberger reprise their roles. New ...
Having explored the inner workings of human consciousness in Inside Out, the animation geniuses at Pixar turn their collective imaginations to the land of the dead in their latest offering, co-directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) and Adrian Molina. The result is Coco, a beautifully animated piece of work that has something genuinely moving to say about death, grief, memory and family, without ever feeling too sentimental.
The hero of the story is 12 year-old Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), a young Mexican boy who dreams of becoming a singer. There’s just one problem: his grandmother Imelda (Renée Victor) enforces a strict musical ban on his shoe-making family, because Miguel’s great-great-grandfather abandoned his wife and child – Miguel’s now ancient great grandmother,
So when “Cheers” ended 25 years ago Sunday with a 98-minute special, 93.5 million Americans tuned in because this was one show you could always rely on. “Cheers” was always endearingly funny, it had one of the most compelling on-screen romances between Sam and Diane, and many episodes found a surprising sweet spot. “One for the Road” feels just the same. It’s an episode with a lot going on, and it might be one of its best. Here are some of its most memorable moments:
“One for the Road” is a finale of
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Daniel Craig (“The Force Awakens”)
It was something of a news item at the time, but James Bond slipped in a secret cameo in the first “Star Wars” film in a decade — as a stormtrooper. He’s the guard that Rei manages to Jedi mind trick into releasing her.
Bill Hader and Ben Schwartz (“The Force Awakens”)
You’d think the last thing a droid like Bb-8 would require is a voice, given that he’s a robot and speaks in bleeps and bloops. But to get the sound and personality just right, director J.J. Abrams enlisted comedians Bill Hader (formerly of “SNL”) and Ben Schwartz (well-known for playing Jean-Ralphio on “Parks and Rec”).
Thomas Brodie-Sangster (“The Force Awakens”)
“Game of Thrones” might have noticed a familiar First Order officer during shots of the bridge of the Starkiller Base. It was Jojen Reed, Bran Stark’s loyal friend, who also plays Newt in the “Maze Runner” franchise..
Rose Byrne (“Attack of the Clones”)
Before she was a mainstay of the “Insidious” movies alongside Patrick Wilson or had joined the “X-Men” franchise as CIA Agent Moira MacTaggert, Rose Byrne was one of the handmaidens serving Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman) in the “Star Wars” prequels. Specifically, she was Dormé, who accompanied Padmé to Coruscant to do government things.
Keira Knightley (“The Phantom Menace”)
Knightley wasn’t just any handmaiden in “The Phantom Menace” — she was the handmaiden. Serving as the decoy for the real queen, Knightley was the actress people thought was Amidala for half the movie, before Natalie Portman’s Padmé revealed her true identity.
Sofia Coppola (“The Phantom Menace”)
There really were a mess of these handmaidens. Before she was a full-time director, Sofia Coppola picked up a few small acting gigs, including the handmaiden Saché in “The Phantom Menace.” Just a few years after the 1999 movie, in 2003, Coppola would pick up a Best Director Academy Award nomination for “Lost in Translation.”
Joel Edgerton (“Attack of the Clones,” “Revenge of the Sith”)
Luke’s moisture-farming, humorless uncle Owen Lars was young once, but he was never not a guy who stood around a crappy homestead on Tatooine. In the prequel movies, the role was picked up by Joel Edgerton of “Loving” and “The Great Gatsby.”
Billie Lourd (“The Force Awakens”)
Billie Lourd sneaked into Lucasfilm’s revival of “Star Wars” as Lt. Connix, one of the Resistance fighters running tactical machinery in the base of General Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher). Known for her hilarious turn as Chanel No. 3 on the horror-comedy series “Scream Queens,” she’s also Fisher’s daughter.
John Ratzenberger (“The Empire Strikes Back”)
Ratzenberger is best remembered as know-it-all postman Cliff Clavin from “Cheers,” or maybe his numerous voice roles in Pixar movies. In “The Empire Strikes Back,” Ratzenberger is one of the Rebel officers hanging around Echo Base on Hoth with Princess Leia and C-3Po (Anthony Daniels).
Tony Cox (“Return of the Jedi”)
In an Ewok suit, you’d never know Tony Cox appeared in “Return of the Jedi.” He wouldn’t really show off his acting chops until comedies like “Bad Santa,” where he was Billy Bob Thornton’s much-smarter mall-robbing accomplice and Christmas elf, and “Me, Myself and Irene.”
Dominic West (“The Phantom Menace”)
The prequel trilogy was filled with actors who would go on to do great things, but who were mostly filling small or background roles in the “Star Wars” universe. Dominic West‘s character in “The Phantom Menace” was an otherwise nondescript member of Queen Amidala’s palace guard — nothing so interesting as his later turn as Jimmy McNulty on HBO’s “The Wire.”
Julian Glover (“The Empire Strikes Back”)
Julian Glover‘s General Veers is probably the most competent officer available to Darth Vader as wanders the galaxy looking for the Rebels and Luke Skywalker. He’d be decidedly less competent as Grand Maester Pycelle on “Game of Thrones,” but decidedly more evil as Nazi collaborator Walter Donovan in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.”
Richard Armitage (“The Phantom Menace”)
Blink and you’d miss Richard Armitage‘s small background role among the guards on Naboo. Although, it’s tough to recognize him without the lustrous locks Armitage sported in “The Hobbit” as Thorin Oakenshield, or the creepy teeth from his turn as killer Francis Dolarhyde in “Hannibal” Season 3 on NBC.
Deep Roy (“Return of the Jedi”)
It’s easiest to remember Deep Roy in the Johnny Depp-starring “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” since Roy played every orange oompa-loompa in that movie. In “Return of the Jedi,” he was both an Ewok and the puffy alien band member Droopy McCool in Jabba’s Palace. Deep Roy also worked on “The Empire Strikes Back,” acting as a stand-in for the muppet Yoda.
Simon Pegg (“The Force Awakens”)
Another secret cameo, Simon Pegg is covered in alien costume work as the junk dealer Unkar Plutt on Jakku. He’s the guy who gives Rei less than what her salvage is probably worth.
Bai Ling (“Revenge of the Sith”)
Bai Ling actually doesn’t appear in “Revenge of the Sith,” but she was supposed to. Her scene as Senator Bana Breemu was cut from the film. But there are things you definitely have seen her in, including “Crank: High Voltage,” “The Crow” and “Entourage.”
Peter Serafinowicz (“The Phantom Menace”)
Marvel Cinematic Universe fans will recognize Peter Seafinowicz for his turn as untrusting Nova Corps officer Garthan Saal in “Guardians of the Galaxy.” He didn’t appear in “The Phantom Menace,” but provided the gravely, frightening voice of Darth Maul (the rest of whom was played by Ray Park), as well as for a gungan warrior and a battle droid.
Harriet Walter (“The Force Awakens”)
Playing a Resistance medic who helps out Chewbacca, “Downton Abbey” alumna Harriet Walter gets a short but sweet cameo in “The Force Awakens.” She actually has one of the movie’s funnier moments as she talks to Chewie about how scary his ordeal must have been.
Treat Williams (“The Empire Strikes Back”)
When you’re Treat Williams, you can wander onto the set of “The Empire Strikes Back” and find yourself in the movie. Williams reportedly dropped by England’s Elstree Studios set, where the movie was being filmed, to visit Carrie Fisher. Apparently one thing led to another, and now Williams plays one of the Rebel troops running around Echo Base on Hoth.
Sally Hawkins (“The Phantom Menace”)
Before she was an Academy Award-nominated actress for her role in “Blue Jasmine,” Sally Hawkins was an extra in the giant celebration scene in “The Phantom Menace.” She admitted in an interview with Conan O’Brien that she’d never actually seen the movie, despite being in it.
Martin Csokas (“Attack of the Clones”)
The “Star Wars” movies have slipped a few notable actors into the voice roles of aliens. Martin Csokas is one — he provided the voice of the Geonosian alien Poggle the Lesser in “Attack of the Clones.” Fantasy fans probably know him better as the elf Celeborn, husband to Cate Blanchett’s Galadriel in “The Lord of the Rings.”
Keisha Castle-Hughes (“Revenge of the Sith”)
Sometime after Padmé’s term as queen had ended by “Revenge of the Sith,” the wise people of Naboo apparently elected another teenager queen: Queen Apailana, played by Keisha Castle-Hughes. Apailana is seen at Padmé’s funeral, and Castle-Hughes is known for “The Whale Rider” and appearing on “The Walking Dead.”
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