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LONDON: After a glut of lucrative box office juggernauts from its Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney is looking to break more records with “Incredibles 2,” the long-awaited return of a quirky animated superhero family.
The film which comes out Friday, a full 14 years after “The Incredibles” looks set to score the highest debut ever for an animated film at the North American box office.
Experts are predicting a $140 million-plus opening weekend for Brad Bird’s sequel to his own hugely popular original, which would surpass the $135 million debut of its Disney-Pixar stablemate, “Finding Dory” (2016).
“For a very long time, people have been wanting this film,” Samuel L. Jackson, who returns as superhero Frozone, told reporters at last week’s glittering premiere in Hollywood.
“I think people who saw the film at a certain age have had kids now, and they’re showing them (the original) so they can bring them to this one.”