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.”