The Incredibles 2 is truly living up to its name, at least in box office takings.
The new Disney/Pixar movie – which we must note is not even out in the UK yet – has already become the highest-grossing animated movie of all time. Yes, really.
According to the folks at Box Office Mojo, the movie has taken in nearly $504 million (£380 million) since its release in the US last month, already ahead of the previous holder Finding Dory.
The 2016 Finding Nemo sequel took $486 million (£366 million), ahead of another sequel, Shrek 2, with $441 million (£332 million).
On top of that, The Incredibles 2 has also broken the animated opening weekend record with a $183 million haul (£138 million). Amazing.
The superhero sequel had already been on track to smash box office records, having broken Finding Dory‘s pre-sales records, so it doesn’t come as a huge surprise in that sense.
However, the movie has been a LONG time in the pipeline – 14 years, in fact – so it comes as no surprise that quite a lot of people want to see it. Plus, there’s quite a hankering for superhero movies at the moment, so it may have hit exactly the right spot at exactly the right time.
The Incredibles 2 flies into cinemas in the UK on Friday, July 13. The film is out now in the US.