‘Inside Out 2’ Is Fastest Animated Film to Reach $1 Billion at Global Box Office

The box office continues to run hot as Disney/Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” becomes the fastest animated film to gross $1 billion worldwide, hitting the mark after just three weekends in theaters.

Meanwhile, Paramount’s “A Quiet Place: Day One” provides theaters with exactly the variety it needs, earning a $53 million domestic opening weekend that tops its two predecessors in the horror franchise.

“Inside Out 2” earned $57.4 million domestically to take its third No. 1 weekend. While it will cede that top spot next weekend to Universal/Illumination’s “Despicable Me 4,” it is still on pace to pass “Incredibles 2” as the highest-grossing animated film ever at the North American box office and will have a strong chance of passing the $1.36 billion total earned by “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” last year.

Currently, “Inside Out 2” stands fifth on the all-time domestic animated films list with $469.3 million, while the international total stands at $545 million. It is the 11th animated film to cross the $1 billion mark, the eighth from Disney/Pixar.

“A Quiet Place: Day One” is setting its own franchise high with a $53 million domestic opening and $98.5 million worldwide. The domestic start surpasses the $50 million opening of the first “Quiet Place” before inflation adjustment, and excluding China, the global start is 20% ahead of that of “A Quiet Place — Part II” in 2021.

Like “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” before it, “A Quiet Place: Day One” is providing the box office with the critical secondary support needed for a healthy box office and should continue to serve as a solid alternative offering to the animated films on offer this long Fourth of July weekend. Audience reception for the film has been consistent with past “Quiet Place” films, earning a B+ on CinemaScore, 4/5 on PostTrak and 73% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The big misfire of the weekend is Warner Bros.’ “Horizon: An American Saga — Chapter 1,” which earned just $11 million from 3,334 theaters. Warner Bros. is only handling distribution on the film, which has a $100 million production budget financed by foreign sales and investors, along with $38 million directly from writer-director Kevin Costner.

That opening is consistent with pre-release tracking for “Horizon,” which is banking on strong word-of-mouth to let it leg out. But audience reception hasn’t been particularly strong, with a B- on CinemaScore and a 69% RT audience score. A second installment of “Horizon,” which Costner planned as a four-part saga, is set for release this August.

Sony’s “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” is in fourth with $10.3 million in its fourth weekend, passing $300 million worldwide as it stands at $165 million domestic and $332 million in global earnings. In fifth is the Indian Telugu film “Kalki 2898 AD” with a reported $5.4 million opening weekend. Released on Thursday, the film has earned $11.3 million over four days.

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