A $125 million opening for “Incredibles 2” would have been excellent. It’s been more than decade later since the original, which grossed less than “Finding Nemo.” However, this sequel opened close to 20 percent better than the record-breaking sequel “Finding Dory.” It also bested the even-bigger openings for the second and third “Shrek” films.
We don’t see many films that qualify as “best evers,” but “Incredibles 2” is one of them.
It is the second-biggest June opening ever, falling about $50 million short of “Jurassic World.” Among PG-rated films, it is just behind last year’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” — which it could best when Sunday totals are more than estimates.
The gross looks even better when compared to other recent Pixar releases.