“Incredibles 2” opened this weekend to a record haul for an animated feature, taking in a whopping $180 million. That easily eclipsed the benchmark of $135 million set by “Finding Dory” in 2016. Executives at Pixar are probably wishing they hadn’t taken 14 years to produce a sequel to “The Incredibles,” which won the 2014 Oscar as Best Animated Feature.
The category was only four years old then, and “The Incredibles” was the second Pixar picture in a row to win following “Finding Nemo” in 2003. Since those back-to-back victories, this animation powerhouse has claimed this Academy Award another seven times: “Ratatouille” (2007); “WALL-E” (2008); “Up” (2009); Toy Story 3″ (2010); “Brave” (2012); “Inside Out” (2015); and “Coco” (2017).
Do you think that “Incredibles 2” will move the record number of Oscars for Pixar into the double digits? After all, this film by Brad Bird merits a score of 94 at Rotten Tomatoes (that is only three points less than the original). Or will it suffer the same fates as “Finding Dory,” which was snubbed by academy voters two years ago?
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