‘Inside Out 2’ Has Powerful Debut Weekend

‘Inside Out 2’ Has Powerful Debut Weekend

Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” leaped to a crushing first place debut at the South Korean box office on its opening weekend.

The American animation film earned $12.3 million from 1.75 million ticket sales between Friday and Sunday, according to data from Kobis, the tracking service operated by the Korean Film Council (Kofic). Over the five days since its Wednesday debut, it accumulated $14.7 million and 2.08 million ticket sales.

Those numbers gave “Inside Out 2” the third-highest opening weekend score this year at the Korean box office and the highest by an imported film. Kobis reports that it commanded an 84% share of the weekend theatrical market.

The numbers are also substantially stronger than those of the predecessor film. In July 2015, “Inside Out” opened in second position with 679,000 ticket sales and a gross of KRW5.34 million ($3.87 million at today’s currency exchange rates). The first film had endurance and became the 13th highest grossing film of that year in Korea with KRW27.5 million ($20 million).

The performance of “Inside Out 2” was enough to lift the overall Korean box office to its best weekend since mid-April and the sixth highest weekend of the year. After just five days of release, “Inside Out 2” is already the fourth highest achieving film of 2024 in Korea.

“Inside Out 2” was the biggest film of the weekend in the North American market and overall worldwide.

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The post “‘Inside Out 2’ Has Powerful Debut Weekend” by Patrick Frater was published on 06/17/2024 by variety.com