Box Office Battle: 'Incredibles 2' breaks record with $180M
Disney (DIS) and Pixar's "Incredibles 2" opened to a record-shattering $180M from 4,410 theaters over the weekend, scoring the biggest launch ever for an animated film and the eighth-biggest opening of all time, not adjusted for inflation. Overseas, the movie debuted to $51.5M from its first 25 markets for a global launch of $231.5M. "Incredibles 2" earned an A+ CinemaScore and sports a 94% Rotten Tomatoes score. BOX OFFICE RUNNERS-UP: Warner Bros. (TWX) and Village Roadshow "Ocean's 8" fell to number 2, grossing $19.6M for a 10-day domestic total of $79.2M. Behind it was New Line's male-led ensemble comedy "Tag," with $14.6M from 3,383 theaters in its debut. Disney's "Solo: A Star Wars Story" placed number 4, earning $9.1M. Rounding out the top five, Ryan Reynolds and Fox's (FOXA) "Deadpool 2" ended the weekend with an estimated $8.8M. Other publicly traded companies in filmmaking include Lionsgate (LGF.A), Viacom's (VIAB), Comcast's (CMCSA; CMCSK) and Sony (SNE).