This ad will be closed automatically in X seconds.

Now Incredibles 2 works its magic on UK box office

Disney-Pixar sequel takes three-day total of £9.5 million.

Having become the biggest animated film of all time in the US last week, Disney-Pixar’s Incredibles 2 is now working its magic on the UK box office.

Fourteen years since The Incredibles first delighted audiences, the superhero sequel about the adventures of the Parr family by returning director Brad Bird has proved the wait was worth it as the film was the number one choice for cinema-goers this weekend.

Incredibles 2 opened  on Friday with £3m, making it Disney-Pixar’s second biggest opening Friday ever for an animated movie placed behind only Toy Story 3.

Saturday’s figure of £3.425m and Sunday’s figure of £3m resulted in an opening weekend total of £9.5m at the UK and Irish box office, ahead of school holidays starting next week.

Incredibles 2 is now the highest-grossing animated film of all time in the US, having surpassed the $520m mark domestically going in to this weekend and grossing a $812 million globally to date in its first five weeks.

“We are thrilled that Incredibles 2 has topped the UK box office,” said Lee Jury, head of studios UK at The Walt Disney Company. “Critics and audiences alike have celebrated the return of the Parr Family as the extraordinary team of superheroes conquer the box office.

“What better way to make this amazing summer even more ‘incredible’ than offering cinema goers such a brilliant film to enjoy throughout the holidays.”

Want to read more news like this? Simply sign up to our daily digest in the box below. You can also follow @LicensingSource on Twitter.

Spaces selling fast for popular event which will take place on Thursday March 21....
Brand teams with Mother of Pearl to bring flagship range to London Fashion Week....
Products for Episode IX and Frozen II will start arriving at retail from October 4....
Agency to expand strategic partnerships and licensing opportunities for brand....
Art agency starts 2019 with a raft of new licensing partnerships for its artists....
2019 show set to use ‘every inch’ of available space at Jacob K Javits Convention Center....
Get the latest news sent to your inbox
Subscribe to our daily newsletter