Box Office: Inside Out 2 is the biggest film of 2024

    Author Mia Blakeney

Box Office Round-up

Inside Out 2 is a juggernaut. The Pixar blockbuster continued its incredible run, adding £5.1m this weekend, just 15% off from last weekend. That takes its total after four weekends in cinemas to £40.1m and it has now overtaken Dune: Part II (£39.5m) to become the biggest film of 2024. It has also overtaken the final total of the first Inside Out, which finished on £39.4m. With the school summer holidays still a couple of weeks away, we could be looking at a total in excess of £60m, which would make it one of the top three highest grossing animated films of all-time (unless you count The Lion King remake as animation, in which case it would be top four).

A Quiet Place: Day One stayed in second, adding £1.6m, a drop of just 34% from last weeknd. That’s a particularly good hold considering there was a crucial England Euros 2024 game (that went to extra time) at 5pm on Saturday. After two weekends in cinemas the sci-fi prequel is up to £6.2m, and it still has a good shot of joining the previous two A Quiet Place films at over £10m.

Taking the third spot this week is Bad Boys: Ride Or Die with £447k, a 32% drop in its fifth week of release. That takes its total to £11.1m and while it isn’t going to catch Bad Boys For Life’s final total of £16.2m, it’s cementing its position as the second biggest Bad Boys film to date and is almost £2.5m ahead of Bad Boys 2.

This weekend’s highest new entry is MaXXXine in fourth, kicking off its run with £388k (which includes £5k from previews). This is the third film in Ti West and Mia Goth’s horror series, and it’s comfortably the best performing. The previous two instalments, 2022’s X and 2023’s Pearl, finished their runs with £642k and £477k respectively, so MaXXXine looks like comfortably setting a series best.

Rounding out the top five is The Bikeriders with £374k, down 37% from last weekend. It has been performing well in midweek showings too and is now up to £3.2m. It has almost tripled director Jeff Nichols’ previous best performing film, Midnight Special (£1.1m).

Outside of the top five, the other family titles posted strong weekends, perhaps thanks to the inclement weather, with The Garfield Movie increasing on last weekend by 20%, now up to £8.6m, while IF increased on last weekend by 3% and is now up to £12.1m. With the school holidays starting in a couple of weeks both of these titles will be looking to stick around for a while.

Next Weekend

Despicable Me 4 is the fourth film in the hugely popular animation franchise. Gru, Lucy, Margo, Edith, and Agnes welcome a new member to the family, Gru Jr., who is intent on tormenting his dad. Gru faces a new nemesis in Maxime Le Mal and his girlfriend Valentina, and the family is forced to go on the run.

Fly Me To The Moon is a romantic comedy starring Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum set around the 60s space race. It’s in cinemas from Thursday.

In A Violent Nature is a new horror. When a locket is removed from a collapsed fire tower in the woods that entombs the rotting corpse of Johnny, a vengeful spirit spurred on by a horrific 60-year old crime, his body is resurrected and becomes hellbent on retrieving it.

Longlegs is a thriller starring Maika Monroe (It Follows) and Nicolas Cage. In pursuit of a serial killer, an FBI agent uncovers a series of occult clues that she must solve to end his terrifying killing spree.

The Buzz

Afraid is a brand new thriller from Chris Weitz, director of About A Boy, and writer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and The Creator. It’s a hot-button story about AI. John Cho plays Curtis, whose family is selected to test a new home device: a digital assistant called AIA. AIA learns the family's behaviours and begins to anticipate their needs. And she can make sure nothing - and no one - gets in her family's way. The classy cast includes Katherine Waterston and David Dastmalchian and this is the kind of film that would be part of DCM Studios’ Dead Good Films – Premium Horror & Thriller Package, which is an excellent opportunity to capitalise on the genre’s outstanding ability to engage with a young audience and to begin to build ownership around the most efficient genre when it comes to 16-34s. Afraid is in cinemas from 30 August.

Across The Pond

On the big July 4th holiday weekend, Despicable Me 4 opened in the top spot with $122.6m since Wednesday. Inside Out 2 fell to second, adding $30m for a huge new total of $533.8m. A Quiet Place: Day One fell to third, adding $21m for a new total of $94.3m. MaXXXine opened in fourth with $6.7m, the biggest opening in the trilogy. Finally, Bad Boys: Ride Or Die rounded out the top five adding $6.6m which takes its total to a terrific $177.4m.