US Box Office: over 62 million on Friday for Inside Out 2

The emotions of Inside Out 2 seem on track to conquer the US Box Office in its debut weekend with an extraordinary gross.

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The Hollywood Reporter reported today that Pixar's new masterpiece grossed an estimated $62 million on Friday (including Thursday previews). With a debut like this, the debut weekend of Inside Out 2 is now estimated by analysts within a range of 140-150 million, among the highest ever in the "animated film" genre, the second of certainly in the special ranking of Pixar products. To date, the highest debut weekend ever in the "animated film" genre is held by "The Incredibles 2" also from Pixar (182.7 million), followed by "Super Mario Bros - The Movie" (146, 4 million) and “Finding Dory” also by Pixar (135.1 million). If the estimates were to be confirmed, then the US debut of Inside Out 2 should be positioned ahead of "Super Mario Bros - The Movie", or at most immediately after.

Beyond these predictions, which obviously remain so at the moment, the only certain thing is that the Pixar animated film will be the first since "Barbie" (about a year ago) to offer a debut at the US Box Office over 100 million dollars. On an international level, things are going equally well. Before Friday (in some markets the film debuted on Wednesday) the estimated gross was $48.8 million in 38 markets. Analysts' forecasts estimate that by Sunday the international gross could be up to 200% more than that achieved by "Inside Out".

Inside Out 2 obtained the extraordinary score of 93% positive reviews on RottenTomatoes, and an “A” on the CinemaScore, other absolutely fundamental data in view of the final data. Inside Out 2 is directed by Kelsey Mann and produced by Mark Nielsen, while Pete Docter, Jonas Rivera, and Dan Scanlon serve as executive producers. The screenplay is written by Meg LeFauve and Dave Holstein, with a story by Mann and LeFauve, while the music is by Andrea Datzman. In Italy it will debut in theaters on June 19th.

In the Italian version of the film, lending their voices to the new Emotions, perfectly suited to the age of adolescence, are Pilar Fogliati (Anxiety), Deva Cassel (Ennui), Marta Filippi (Envy) and Federico Cesari (Embarrassment), together to Sara Ciocca in the role of Riley. To enrich the cast the cameo of Stash who plays the role of the hero Lance Slashblade. Furthermore, Stella Musy, Paolo Marchese, Melina Martello, Daniele Giuliani and Veronica Puccio return as the beloved Joy, Anger, Sadness, Fear and Disgust. In the sequel to Inside Out, the 2015 Academy Award®-winning film, Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, who by all accounts have been running a successful business for some time, don't know how to behave when Anxiety, Envy, Ennui arrive and Embarrassment.