‘Inside Out 2’ Becomes Highest-Grossing Film of the Year Domestically in Just 8 Days

There’s nothing but good feelings for Inside Out 2 at the box office.

The Pixar Animation Studios film — which brings audiences back into the mind of Riley as she deals with a host of new emotions as a teenager — is now the highest-grossing film of the year domestically, and it only took 8 days.

The film also crossed $500 million at the worldwide box office on Friday.

These box office achievements follow a record-breaking opening for the film. Last weekend, Inside Out 2 brought in the biggest box office opening of the year and the second-biggest animated box office opening of all time domestically behind another Pixar film, 2018’s Incredibles 2.

As for its global opening, the film notched the biggest global animated opening of all-time (when using current exchange rates and in like-for-like markets).


Inside Out 2 was also a hit with critics. The film is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with critics praising the film’s visuals, cast, and clever storytelling. It also received an “A” CinemaScore and a Rotten Tomatoes audience score of 96%.

Pete Docter — Chief Creative Officer of Pixar and director of 2015’s Inside Out — has said that the first film has “continued to be part of the conversation” since it opened nearly a decade ago, which led to the creation of the sequel.

“We hear from people saying, ‘This movie changed the way I think about parenting,’ or ‘The way I understand my own existence’ and like, whoa, that’s pretty heavy for a cartoon — Maybe there’s more to be done with this world?” he added. “So, we tapped Kelsey Mann, who directed Inside Out 2, to think along the lines of the first movie, but in a different direction.”