Box office: the unstoppable Vice-Versa 2 exceeds one billion, Without a sound marks a great start

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Vice-Versa 2 is the first film to pass the billion-dollar mark at the box office in 2024.

Inside Out 2 is the first film to cross the billion dollar mark at the box office in 2024.

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As the band Aerosmith sings: “Sweet Emotion“. Two weeks after its release, Inside Out 2 does not reduce its sails and signs a third weekend at the top of the American box office. An exceptional maintenance, which allows this sequel to reach the billion dollar mark worldwide, a first in 2024.

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Pixar is back on top of the world

The latest production from the Luxo lamp house thus raked in $57.4 million for its third weekend of operation in the United States. The film once again shows good retention of spectators (-43% compared to last weekend), after a second weekend which had already fallen very little (-34% only).

Vice-Versa 2 breaks records.

Inside Out 2 breaks records.

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This brings the US total of Vice-Versa 2 at $469 million. The film is on track to become Pixar's second biggest hit in the United States, aiming to surpass the domestic record held by The Incredibles 2 (608 million). For the moment, it has already done better than Toy Story 4 (434 million), The Lion King (423 million) and Shrek 2 (445 million).

The success is even more obvious on an international scale, where the feature film smashed the billion dollar mark in just 17 days. It thus becomes the animated film to have reached this impressive milestone the fastest in history, as well as the first film of the year 2024 to reach this milestone. From now on, Inside Out 2 can dream of going to look for Frozen 2 (1.4 billion) or even The Lion King 2019 version ($1.6 billion) to become the highest-grossing animated hit of all time.

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Box office records are also being broken in the sequel, as the prequel A Quiet Place: Day 1 opened with $53 million, marking the best start of the horror franchise, beating the 2018 debut ($50 million) and its sequel ($47 million).

It is also the second best start for actress Lupita Nyong'o after Us Jordan Peele's $71.1 million, excluding his Star Wars and Marvel films. The franchise has already grossed $730 million worldwide, and a Without a sound 3 is planned for 2025.

Lupita Nyong'o in Quietly: Day 1.

Lupita Nyong'o in A Quiet Place: Day 1.

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But it's not a party for everyone, and especially not for Kevin Costner. The first part of Horizonhis $100 million self-financed epic Western, debuted at number three on the charts, with just $11 million in its bag. A flop by any measure, the opus failed to shake off its status as an anachronistic production.

Released in 2003, Open RangeCostner's last western (and last film), had generated 68 million worldwide. As a reminder, the actor-director had enjoyed public and critical acclaim in 1990 thanks to the cult film Dancing with the wolveswhich had grossed $424 million worldwide and won seven Oscars. Another era.

Kevin Costner in Horizon.

Kevin Costner in Horizon.

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US box office for June 28-30, 2024 (estimates)

1 Inside Out 2 $57,400,000 $469,306,043 $1,014,806,043 3
2 A Quiet Place: Day 1 $53,000,000 $53,000,000 $98,500,000 1
3 Horizon: An American Saga, Chapter 1 $11,000,000 $11,000,000 $11,000,000 1
4 Bad Boys: Ride or Die $10,335,000 $165,250,016 $331,950,016 4
5 Kalki 2898 AD $5,475,000 $5,475,000 $5,475,000 1
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