‘Inside Out 2’ is the Highest-Grossing Film of 2024 Globally After Just Two Weekends

Can you feel it? There’s a new No. 1 film of 2024 around the world.

Inside Out 2 — 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 — has made $728.6 million worldwide so far after two weekends of release.

That means that after two weekends in theaters, Inside Out 2 is now the highest-grossing film of 2024 worldwide.

The box office achievement followed a massive second weekend for the film in which Inside Out 2 brought in $101 million domestically. That makes Inside Out 2 only the seventh film in history to make $100 million in its second weekend. It dropped just 35% from its a record-breaking opening two weekends ago.

Inside Out 2 also had the best second weekend ever for an animated film and the best second weekend percentage drop for any film to open over $150 million.

Inside Out 2 has also been a big 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%.


Director Kelsey Mann said that he really wanted to direct Inside Out 2 because he “felt like there was more story to tell.”

“At the end of the first film, Joy asked the audience a question. She says, ‘after all Riley is 12 now, what could happen?’ Well, I wanted to answer that question,” he said.

Mann added that his hope for the film — which welcomes new Emotions such as Anxiety — is to “tell a story that made some teenagers lives that much easier.”

“It’s all about navigating those different emotions,” he said. “A lot of it is me trying to connect to myself as a teenager and all the changes that I went through at that time that helped me get through all the changes I’m going to go through as a director.”