In 1997, 685 children were sent to hospitals in Japan after an episode of "Pokemon" flashed red and blue lights to animate a scene in which Pikachu blows up missiles in cyberspace. While the movie's $180 million opening weekend smashed the box office record for an animated movie, it's use of flashing lights could "cause issues for people with epilepsy, migraines, and chronic illness", according to Veronica Lewis.
Disney is warning theatregoers with epilepsy not to watch its latest summer blockbuster because several scenes in the movie can trigger seizures because of repeating bright flashing lights.
That record belonged to another Pixar film, "Finding Dory", which opened to roughly $135 million two summers ago.
"Incredibles 2" now also takes the spot for the eighth-biggest domestic opening of all time, beating out 2017's "Beauty and the Beast" for the best debut for a PG-rated film.
The Incredibles 2 is officially a box office superhero.
Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Catherine Keener, Sophia Bush, and Brad Bird also lend their voices to the film, which Bird wrote and directed. It also earned a 94 per cent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes now. Domestically the film easily knocked out contenders like "Tag" and "Superfly", which clocked in $14.6 million and $8.4 million respectively. Sandra Bullock stars as Danny Ocean's sister Debbie, who recruits a group of women, including Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Awkwafina, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham Carter, and Anne Hathaway, to steal millions of dollars worth of jewels from the Met gala. Right now, the movie is in 4,410 North American venues.