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Vice versa 2: the new Pixar beats this historic record

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun16,2024

One ​​year afterElementary, the Pixar studio returns with a highly anticipated new animated film:Vice-versa 2. Released in the United States on June 14, the film has just broken a historic record.

Vice-versa 2: the new Pixar beats this historic record

Pixar breaks the house with Vice Versa 2

After having a long time ;summer the studio that revolutionized American animated cinema,Pixar is in the midst of its long journey through the desert – although it is paradoxical in nature. Indeed, despite the fact that since Covid-19, Pixar has continued to produce high-flying films (Soul, Luca, Red Alert), the studio with the lantern has never been so much the prisoner of the catastrophic decisions of the parent company: Disney.

Indeed, not only did Disney take responsibility; to deprive several Pixar films of a theatrical release to distribute them exclusively on Disney+ in order to increase subscriber interest in the platform, but the big-eared company also sabotaged this move. the distribution of Éelementary, and announced several waves of layoffs in the ranks of Pixar.

Also, the upcoming release in France ofVice-versa 2, sequel to the 2015 classic directed by by Pete Docter – now artistic director of Pixar since the departure of John Lasseter -, appears as an event capable of shaking up the recent history of the American studio /strong>. It must be said that the first film was an immense success, with almost 900 million revenues (representing a profitability rate of 490%) and an Oscar for best animated film won. on the nose and on the nose the beard ofMemories of Marnie by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, produced by Studio Ghibli.

Vice-versa 2: the new Pixar beats this historic record

We can therefore expect a great success for Pixar. What the first American figures seem to confirm: in fact, by earning 295 million dollars for its first weekend, Vice-versa 2 breaks the record for the biggest opening weekend for an animated film of all time and worldwide. It also breaks the record for the biggest opening weekend for a 2024 film. Figures certainly herald a great career at the box office. A true success ;erité which could well reinforce Pete Docter in the desire to to continue capitalize on Pixar's biggest successes, according to the report published on theBloombergsite. 

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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