Inside Out may have finished second this weekend at the box office behind mega hit, Jurassic Word’s $102 million, but it is still a huge winner. With an estimated $91.1 million in domestic ticket sales Inside Out became the largest opening ever for an original story. An original story defined as a non-sequel, non-sourced work. The movie exceeded Avatar ($77 million) which has held the title since 2009.
This is the first time a Pixar movie has not opened at number one in the box office, but is the second highest grossing debut for a Pixar movie behind Toy Story 3 ($110.3 million).
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From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind.
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.