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Inside Out 2 Crosses $1 Billion at the Global Box Office

Inside Out 2 has been the story of the summer, breaking records at the ticket booth and delighting audiences worldwide. The film has reached a rare milestone: earning $1 billion at the box office.

The Pixar Animation Studios film — which brings audiences back into the mind of Riley as she deals with a host of new emotions as a teenager — has crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office in 19 days of release. That’s the fastest ever for an animated film.

Inside Out 2 Crosses $1 Billion at the Global Box Office

It is the highest-grossing movie of 2024 to date and the only one to cross $1 billion. Inside Out 2 will be one of only 11 animated titles to have ever surpassed the $1 billion mark — and eight out of the 11 belong to Walt Disney Animation Studios or Pixar.

The movie has earned $469.3 million at North American theaters and is up to $545.5 million at international markets, for a total of $1.014 billion worldwide.

Inside Out 2

“We’re absolutely thrilled to have reached this phenomenal milestone in record time, and it once again proves that global audiences will come out for a great movie,” said Tony Chambers, EVP of Theatrical Distribution. “The film’s remarkable success is a testament not only to the incredible creativity of the Pixar team but an example of moviegoing at its very best.”

The box office achievement followed a hot streak in theaters, during which the film had a record opening, a massive second weekend, and tremendous weekday numbers. This shows how much Inside Out 2 has become an event for audiences.

Ayo Edebiri as the voice of Envy

Inside Out 2 has also been a big hit with critics. The film is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics praising its visuals, cast, and clever yet in-depth storytelling. It also received an A CinemaScore and a Rotten Tomatoes audience score of 96%.

Since racking up $858 million in 2015 and earning an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, the original Inside Out has gone on to become one of Pixar‘s most beloved and recognizable titles. The brand can be found everywhere, from shorts to merchandise to attractions, and the love for the Inside Out franchise is only likely to grow following the record success of its sequel.

Newly minted teenager Riley (voice of Kensington Tallman)

Pete Docter—Pixar’s chief Creative Officer and director of 2015’s Inside Out—has said that the first film has “continued to be part of the conversation” since it opened nearly a decade ago, which led to the sequel’s creation.

“We hear from people saying, ‘This movie changed the way I think about parenting,’ or ‘The way I understand my own existence,’ and like, whoa, that’s pretty heavy for a cartoon,” he noted. “Maybe there’s more to be done with this world?” Docter added that telling amazing stories like Inside Out 2 is “really the root of what Pixar is about.”

Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), Sadness (voice of Phyllis Smith), Anger (voice of Lewis Black), Fear (voice of Tony Hale) and Disgust (voice of Liza Lapira) aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety (voice of Maya Hawke) shows up unexpectedly.

“We’re not an animation studio — we say we are, but ultimately we’re a storytelling studio,” he said. “You might think our movies are about cars or bugs or monsters, but they’re really about us at the core. They’re about our experiences as human beings that we hope will then resonate with the audience.”

Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2 returns to the mind of newly minted teenager Riley just as headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions! Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust, who’ve long been running a successful operation by all accounts, aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety shows up. And it looks like she’s not alone.

Anxiety is voiced by Maya Hawke

Joining Joy (voice by Amy Poehler), Anger (voice by Lewis Black), Sadness (voice by Phyllis Smith), Fear (voice by Tony Hale), and Disgust (voice by Liza Lapira) is a group of Emotions ideally suited for the teenage years.

Maya Hawke voices Anxiety, the previously announced new arrival bound to shake up everything in headquarters and beyond. A bundle of frazzled energy, Anxiety enthusiastically ensures Riley’s prepared for every possible negative outcome.

Riley (voice of Kensington Tallman) and her besties Bree (voice of Sumayyah Nuriddin-Green) and Grace (voice of Grace Lu).

Envy, voiced by Ayo Edebiri, may be small, but she sure knows what she wants. She’s perpetually jealous of everything everyone else has and is not afraid to pine over it. Ennui, who’s voiced by Adèle Exarchopoulos, couldn’t care less. Bored and lethargic with a well-practiced eye-roll, Ennui adds the perfect amount of teenage apathy to Riley’s personality when she feels like it.

Embarrassment, voiced by Paul Walter Hauser, likes to lay low, which isn’t easy for this burly guy with a bright blush-pink complexion. Additionally, Kensington Tallman lends her voice to Riley Andersen, who’s about to begin high school. Lilimar was called on to voice Valentina “Val” Ortiz, a high school hockey player whom everyone, including Riley and her friends, looks up to.

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Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan return to voice Riley’s mom and dad; Sumayyah Nuriddin-Green and Grace Lu provide the voices for Riley’s besties; and Yvette Nicole Brown voices Coach Roberts, who heads up a summer hockey camp.

The Disney and Pixar sequel was directed by Kelsey Mann and produced by Mark Nielsen with a score by Andrea Datzman.