INSIDE OUT 2 Breaks Records with $1 Billion at Global Box Office

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INSIDE OUT 2 Breaks Records with $1 Billion at Global Box Office

By Movieguide® Contributor

Disney Pixar’s INSIDE OUT 2 is breaking records with $1 billion at the global box office on its 19th day of release — a feat never before accomplished by any animated movie.

“INSIDE OUT 2 stayed atop the box office chart in its third weekend with a domestic tally of $57.4 million for a North American total of $469.3 million. Overseas, it grossed another $108 million for a foreign tally of $545.5 million and global cume of $1.015 billion,” The Hollywood Reporter said June 30.

“The Pixar film is the first movie since BARBIE almost a year ago to join the elite club making more than $1 billion at the global box office. Among animated movies, it’s the 11th film to achieve the milestone,” The Hollywood Reporter continued. “Disney dominates the list, laying claim to eight of those releases, whether Pixar or Walt Disney Animation titles.”

The movie broke records in numerous countries, as well. It’s the highest-grossing movie of all time in Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Egypt, Lebanon and Turkey and is in the top 10 highest-grossing animated movies for Latin America, among other accomplishments.

“It’s also a triumph for Pixar, which has struggled at the box office in recent years as its parent company, Disney, sent films like TURNING RED, SOUL and LUCA directly to Disney+ during the pandemic,” Variety reported.

The first movie, INSIDE OUT, achieved only $858.8 million globally.

Viewers flocked to see INSIDE OUT 2 because of their familiarity with the first movie, but also because the pic is wholesome and family-friendly, with heaps of positive messages and values.

Part of Movieguide®’s review of INSIDE OUT 2 reads:

INSIDE OUT 2 is a sequel to the acclaimed 2015 animated comedy. Riley, the young girl of the first movie, turns 13 and starts having teenage angst. She longs to join the champion varsity girls high school hockey team. However, new, unruly teenage emotions, led by Anxiety, has taken over the Control Room in Riley’s brain. In fact, Anxiety has forcibly banished Joy and her friends from the Control Room. Can Joy and her friends find their way back and fix the damage Anxiety is inflicting on Riley?

INSIDE OUT 2 is a marvelous, family-friendly animated movie. The movie is delightful, funny, inventive, and heartwarming. It has many positive messages. For example, it promotes “the joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10c) and doing the right thing, controlling your emotions and not letting anxieties overcome your decision making. INSIDE OUT 2 also promotes kindness, friendship, repentance, and forgiveness. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger children for scenes of peril and a large scary-looking but nonthreatening character. Unlike other recent animated movies, INSIDE OUT 2 doesn’t have any woke or politically correct content.

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