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Disney•Pixar’s latest animated film Inside Out has secured the biggest ever US opening for an original film with an estimated weekend box office of $91 million. This overtakes Avatar, which took $77 million in 2009 – looks like Pixar is on to a winner with this one. The film, which debuted at this year’s Cannes Film Festival as well as premiering at this weekend’s Edinburgh Film Festival, is also the studios second biggest opening ever behind only Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3’s opening. Internationally the film has made over $131 million so far with the UK release set for July 24th 2015.
Based in Headquarters, the control center inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, Inside Out follows five Emotions who are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear (voice of Bill Hader) heads up safety, Anger (voice of Lewis Black) ensures all is fair and Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) prevents Riley from getting poisoned—both physically and socially. Sadness (voice of Phyllis Smith) isn’t exactly sure what her role is, and frankly, neither is anyone else.
When Riley’s family relocates to a scary new city, the Emotions are on the job, eager to help guide her through the difficult transition. But when Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind—taking some of her core memories with them—Fear, Anger and Disgust are left reluctantly in charge. Joy and Sadness must venture through unfamiliar places—Long Term Memory, Imagination Land, Abstract Thought and Dream Productions—in a desperate effort to get back to Headquarters, and Riley.
It’s a pretty neat storyline and sounds like a really nice movie to take the little ones to as well as one for the adults to enjoy. It’ll certainly be interesting to see how it does in the UK when it opens on 24th July.