‘Inside Out 2’ Feeling Great With $22.3M After Two Days Overseas; Sets More Records For Animation & Pixar – International Box Office


Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out 2 had its first full day of play at the international box office on Wednesday with No. 1 starts in each of its eight material markets, including strong debuts in majors Korea and Germany as well as the Philippines. The total through day one overseas is $4.9M. Majors joining through Friday include Australia, Mexico and the UK.

On Wednesday, the Kelsey Mann-directed sequel grossed $1.5M in the Philippines for the 3rd biggest opening day of all time, only behind Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War. The start, falling on Independence Day in the market, was 7x higher than the original Inside Out and over 22x above Kung Fu Panda 4.

IO2 scored the biggest opening day ever for a Pixar title in Korea with an estimated $1.4M. This is 267% above the launch of the first Inside Out, 144% ahead of The Super Mario Bros Movie and 33% over Minions: The Rise of Gru. The Korea total through Thursday (not reflected in the overall cume above) is an estimated $2.35M.

Early social and audience scores are terrific in Korea with Naver: 9.20/CGV: 97% — those are higher than Inside Out, Kung Fu Panda 4 and Rise of Gru. The CGV score is just one percentage point behind that of Elemental.

In Germany, Riley are her emotions nabbed the 3rd biggest start ever for Pixar at $1M and came in 95% higher than 2015’s Inside Out. Audience scores on Moviepilot are ahead of comps at 8.0 (Inside Out: 7.8, Elemental: 6.8, Kung Fu Panda 4: 6.1, Rise of Gru: 6.1).

Elsewhere, Israel gave the film the biggest Pixar opening day ever with $414K and Poland bowed with a $244K start that was 215% ahead of Inside Out.

In Thailand, IO2 landed the biggest animated opening of the year and the biggest Hollywood animated opening day post-pandemic at $117K which is 131% ahead of Super Mario Bros, 110% ahead of Rise of Gru and 31% below Inside Out.

Through Friday, the Amy Poehler-starrer will be out in 62% of the international landscape. Australia and Mexico open today with the UK kicking off tomorrow. Domestic previews begin today. Sitting out this session and going next weekend are France, Italy, Spain, Brazil and China. Japan goes August 1.

We will have updates throughout the weekend.

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