Sadness, Fear, Anger, Disgust, Joy in Disney Pixar's "Inside Out"
Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios
By Daniel Bukszpan
June 18, 2015

On Friday, June 19, “Inside Out” comes to movie theaters. It may seem hard to believe, but it will be just the 15th full-length movie Pixar Animation Studios has made since its first film, “Toy Story,” was released 20 years ago. But while the Pixar library may be small, it’s impressive, filled with animated selections that are already classics.

“Inside Out” is set in the mind of a recently uprooted 11-year-old girl, and her emotions — Anger, Disgust, Fear, Joy and Sadness – are the primary characters. It might sound a little esoteric for the pre-tween set, but so far the reviews sound promising. “Pixar’s 15th feature proves to be the greatest idea the toon studio has ever had,” Peter Debruge wrote in Variety. “A stunningly original concept… delivering creative fireworks grounded by a wonderfully relatable family story.” A.O. Scott, The New York Times‘ film critic, called it “a thrilling return to form for Pixar Animation Studios.”

If Pixar’s track record is any indication, “Inside Out” will likely make a nice chunk of change at the box office, but will it reach the upper echelon of Pixar ticket sales? Only opening-weekend post mortems will shed light on that particular issue.

In the meantime, here’s a look at the highest-grossing films in Pixar history, based on domestic box office performance. All data has been taken from Box Office Mojo.


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