Disney’s latest cinematic triumph, “Inside Out 2,” has shattered records and hearts alike this Juneteenth. The animated sequel, a delightful follow-up to the 2015 smash hit, garnered an outstanding $30 million on Wednesday, surpassing its already impressive $29.1 million Tuesday haul. This achievement not only set a new Juneteenth box office record but also claimed the title of the third highest-grossing non-opening Wednesday ever, trailing only the juggernauts “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”

“Inside Out 2” has also set a new benchmark as the highest-grossing non-opening animated Wednesday in U.S. history. Domestic earnings over its first six days have rocketed to $235.4 million, marking a remarkable 91% increase from the original film’s initial performance. Global audiences are equally enchanted, contributing to a worldwide total of $438.7 million. Industry insiders anticipate that this enchanting sequel will soon eclipse the $567 million global earnings of “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.”

The film’s success didn’t stop at its box office figures. Director Pete Docter and the team at Pixar have crafted a narrative that resonates deeply, bringing emotional depth and a vivid new character—Envy, who, despite her small stature, leaves a lasting impression. With stars like Amy Poehler, Maya Hawke, and Tony Hale lending their voices, this sequel blends humor, heart, and storytelling excellence.

Beyond “Inside Out 2,” the Juneteenth holiday buoyed other box office contenders. “Bad Boys: Ride or Die,” for instance, saw a 16% increase over Tuesday’s earnings, bringing its total to $125.6 million after 13 days. The success of these films underscores the vitality and resilience of the movie industry, as audiences flock back to theaters in droves.

As “Inside Out 2” continues to enchant audiences worldwide, one thing is clear: Pixar and Disney have another timeless classic on their hands. What’s your take on this record-breaking sequel? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and don’t forget to share the heartwarming magic of “Inside Out 2” with your friends and family!

Source: Anthony D’Alessandro