‘Superfly’ Disappoints as ‘Incredibles 2’ Soars at Box Office

Superfly (Credit/Sony-Columbia)

Incredibles 2 made an incredible debut at the weekend box office, soaring to record territory with an estimated $180 million.

The animated Disney-Pixar film about a family of superheroes surpassed expectations to score the biggest opening ever for an animated movie. Finding Dory held the previous title with a $136 million debut back in 2016.

The family film played in 4,410 theaters, earning an average $40,816 per location, according to Box Office Mojo.

It was a different story for Superfly, which failed to take flight.

Incredibles 2 (Credit: Disney-Pixar)
Incredibles 2 (Credit: Disney-Pixar)

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The remake of Gordon Parks Jr.’s 1972 blaxploitation classic came in seventh place after taking in just $6.3 million since Friday.

The crime thriller opened Wednesday to get a head start on Incredibles 2, which pre-release tracking showed would do huge business. But the early start did little to boost Superfly’s fortunes as it brought in just $8.4 million over five days.

The film played in 2,220 locations, and earned a weekend average of $2,838 per location.

Granted the Sony Pictures release from music video veteran Director X only cost a reported $16 million to produce. But its debut is still disappointing.

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Like the original, the remake centers on flamboyant cocaine dealer Youngblood Priest, who wants to pull off one last job before leaving the drug business.

The updated version stars Grown-ish actor Trevor Jackson, Straight Outta Compton‘s Jason Mitchell and The Wire‘s Michael Kenneth Williams. The Atlanta-set film featured a soundtrack of original songs from ATL rapper-producer, Future.

Elsewhere at the box office, last week’s winner, Ocean’s 8, slipped to second place with $19.5 million. The comedy, Tag, opened in third with $14.6 million. Solo: A Star Wars was fourth with $9 million and Deadpool 2 rounded out the top five with $8.8 million.

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