‘Inside Out 2’ Passes ‘Incredibles 2’ as Highest-Grossing Movie in Pixar History

Inside Out 2

Joy, meet Euphoria. “Inside Out 2” has become the highest-grossing film in the long and distinguished history of Pixar, the studio behind the animated phenomenon.

The hit family film has earned $1.25 billion globally and passed “Incredibles 2,” the animation studio’s previous record holder that earned $1.24 billion worldwide over its run. “Inside Out 2” now ranks as the fourth highest-grossing animated movie of all-time, behind “Frozen” ($1.29 billion), “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” ($1.36 billion) and “Frozen II” ($1.45 billion). The “Frozen” franchise was released by Walt Disney Animation Studios, which shares a parent company with Pixar, while “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” was produced by Illumination and Universal. Expect “Inside Out 2” to keep climbing up the charts, shattering records as it ascends.

Domestically, “Inside Out 2” has earned $543.5 million. Its international gross stands at $708 million. The sequel, which follows the emotional life of a teenage girl as she struggles with fitting in while dealing with a burgeoning case of social anxiety, was also embraced by critics. It marks a return-to-form for Disney and Pixar after the studios weathered a series of box office disappointments such as “Lightyear,” “Elemental” and “Strange World.” That’s not the case with “Inside Out 2,” which has become the highest-grossing film of 2024. It has also eclipsed the final tally of its predecessor, 2015’s “Inside Out,” which netted $858.8 million globally during its theatrical release.

Directed by Kelsey Mann, the voice cast includes Amy Poehler, Maya Hawke, Kensington Tallman, Liza Lapira, Tony Hale, Lewis Black, Phyllis Smith, Ayo Edebiri, Lilimar, Grace Lu, Sumayyah Nuriddin-Green and Yvette Nicole Brown. Many of them play the emotions of the film’s teenage protagonist.

From Variety US