The Parr family’s return to theaters is off to a pretty incredible start.
Ahead of Incredibles 2 screenings beginning Thursday night, Fandango has announced that the long-awaited Pixar sequel officially smashed the record for highest presales for an animated movie.
The superheroic family passed another Pixar hit, Finding Dory, to set the new record. Finding Dory went on to become the highest-grossing animated movie ever after it was released in 2016, with $486 million in domestic sales, so this could be a good omen for Incredibles 2’s box-office prospects. Current estimates suggest the film could have a massive debut, potentially pulling in between $135-150 million and passing Dory‘s $135M domestic opening-weekend record.
Incredibles 2 is directed by Brad Bird, who also masterminded the film’s 2004 predecessor. This time around, Parr family matriarch Helen (a.k.a. Elastigirl, voiced by Holly Hunter) takes center stage on the superhero front, while her husband, Bob/Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson), stays at home with their children. EW’s Darren Franich gave the film a B+, and the film currently boasts a 94 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Take a look at what critics are saying about the film here.