8:29am PT by Pamela McClintock
Box Office: 'Incredibles 2' Tracking for Heroic $140M-Plus Debut
Disney and Pixar's Incredibles 2 is tracking for a huge box-office debut of $140 million-plus in North America. If so, that would make it the best domestic start ever for an animated movie, exceeding the $135 million launch of fellow Pixar film Finding Dory.
The pic is set to open June 15, nearly 14 years after The Incredibles hit the big screen and turned into an instant classic.
Incredibles 2 was directed by Brad Bird, who also wrote and helmed the first film. Along with Bird, Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L. Jackson and John Ratzenberger reprise their roles. New additions to the voice cast include Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Sophia Bush and Isabella Rossellini.
The story follows the Parr brood as they try to balance having a normal life with their superhero powers. Bob Parr (also known as Mr. Incredible and voiced by Nelson) is a house husband who must deal with son Dash's (Huck Milner) sarcastic remarks, daughter Violet's (Vowell) teenage rebellion and baby Jack-Jack's burgeoning superpowers while his wife, Helen/Elastigirl (Hunter), heads off to save the world. Soon, the whole family must suit up to battle a new villain, Screenslaver.
Incredibles 2 is the summer season's first animated tentpole.