'Inside Out' Posts Third-Highest Gross For An Animated Film At $34 Million Telling Pixar's Most Profound Story Ever

Pixar's latest movie, Inside Out, posted a strong $34 million opening day and is on target for a $90 million weekend. This is the third-highest-grossing opening day for an animated film behind behind Shrek the Third at $38 million and Toy Story 3 at $41 million, according to Forbes.

Although there was much speculation that the film would be the first Pixar film not to top the box office for its opening day, it topped the Friday rankings. It managed to surpass Jurassic World, which pulled in $28 million. Jurassic World was on its way to a $98-103 million second weekend. Both movies played as if the other one didn't exist. Inside Out is Pixar's first original film since Brave in 2012.

As previously reported in Inquisitr, Inside Out was expected to have a strong opening day but not strong enough to take down Jurassic World.

Pixar has reigned supreme now for 20 years, telling the stories of what it means to be a child and growing up, and Inside Out is no exception. It tells the story of a little girl named Riley, who is from the Midwest. When her dad gets a new job in San Francisco, she and her family move. Riley must then navigate a new school and city and then build a new life.

What makes Inside Out so interesting for movie goers is the bold new territory that Pixar ventures into in this film: the emotions. Riley has five emotions she must contend with: Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Anger and Fear. Her emotions help her to navigate her new life. They "man Riley's control panel" as each is needed to help her navigate the problems of her life. The Daily Beast said that it was Pixar's "most profound movie yet."

Inside Out offers an impressive cast of actors playing as her emotions. They are: Amy Poehler (Joy), Phyllis Smith (Sadness), Mindy Kaling (Disgust), Lewis Black (Anger), and Bill Hader (Fear). Her parents have their own range of emotions as well, and as seen in the trailer, it is fun to see how they go back and forth in their collaborative effort to help this family come together as they settle into an new home.

Response to Inside Out has been largely positive. It received a 98 percent on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, a rating almost unheard of. Movie goers gave it a 93 percent. It received some nice recommendations on Twitter as well.

Do you plan to see Inside Out? If you are a parent, do you plan to take your children to see it?

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