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NEW YORK (AP) — The acclaimed Pixar sequel "Incredibles 2" has passed $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales, making it Disney's third film this year to cross the box-office milestone.
Disney said Tuesday that Brad Bird's summer blockbuster reached $1 billion on Monday, about six weeks after debuting with $182.7 million at North American theaters. That opening set a new record for animated releases, and "Incredibles 2" has steadily climbed the history books.
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"The Incredibles" writer/director Brad Bird has said that his characters' powers are all born of stereotypes. Dad is strong, mom is stretched in a million directions, teenage girls put up shields, little boys are full of boundless energy and babies are unpredictable. It's why he decided that for the sequel, "Incredibles 2 ," a buoyant and quick-witted romp, he'd pick up right where we left off, in that parking lot after Dash's track meet where a new threat emerges from underground. No matter that in reality, 14 years had actually passed. Animation is not bound by time or aging actors.
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Like a family that finds itself much smaller then it was back in the day, the Ellensburg Moose Lodge has downsized.
This past week the lodge completed the move from its former building on Main Street to the lower floor of the old YMCA building on the corner of Water Street and Fourth Avenue.
“We made the decision in September to put the building on the market,” said Brad Bird, governor of the Moose Lodge. “By Thanksgiving we had a buyer. We knew it would move quickly.”
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