Despite Inside Out being the first Pixar movie to not open at number 1it broke some records of its own. With $92 million this weekend it is the highest grossing weekend for a movie that wasn’t number 1. It is also the second highest grossing weekend for an animated film (Toy Story 3 has the record with $110). But the biggest accomplishment is that it is the highest grossing opening weekend for a movie that is not a sequel or adapted from another source material.
Another interesting fact is that with these two movies making tons of money you would think that it would be one of the biggest weekends in box office history but it was only the 4 largest of the year and 9th all time. This shows that moviegoers are not really spreading the wealth to other movies. The big gap between 2nd and 3rd movie at the box office is huge. And again proves that we are heading to a future where there will probably be fewer movies and just one or two big blockbusters out at a time.