After four weeks at the domestic box office, Incredibles 2 has been dashing past animated features left and right, thanks to its undeniable four quadrant appeal. This weekend, the film broke its biggest record yet, going down in history as the highest grossing animated film in the domestic box office.
Due to its elastic legs, averaging around a 40% decline each weekend, the feature has surpassed Finding Dory to become Pixar's reigning champion. While Finding Dory finished its whole U.S. run at $486 million, Incredibles 2 jacked up around $30 mil this past weekend for a total of $504 mil.
In addition, it has entered the top five in the superhero genre, taking out Avengers: Age of Ultron to reach that goal. By the end of its run it is projected to reach $575 mil, which is $40 mil and above what The Dark Knight earned in 2008. The next film it would have to surpass to increase its ranking is The Avengers' $623 mil, though that is unlikely.
Check out the updated unadjusted animated domestic rankings below:
1. INCREDIBLES 2 $504,000,000
2. FINDING DORY $486,000,000
3. SHREK 2 $441,000,000
4. THE LION KING $423,000,000
5. TOY STORY 3 $415,000,000