Box Office Update – Fallen Kingdom rules, again
It’s the weekend before The Fourth of July, and guess what – the three major new releases failed to top $20 million and Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom took advantage.
The dino sequel scored $60 million in its second domestic weekend, which easily took the top box office spot. Incredibles 2 also kept going strong, scoring $45.5 million in its third weekend.
Sicario – Day of the Soldado finished third with $19 million and the basketball comedy Uncle Drew finished fourth with $15.5 million.
Ocean’s 8 ($8 million) and Tag ($5.6 million) rounded out the weekend’s top 5.
Fallen Kingdom has turned into another Jurassic-sized hit for Universal. Audiences love dinosaurs, and Fallen Kingdom is turning into an international monster. The $60 million weekend pushed it to $264.8 million domestically. Add that to its $667.6 million international total and Fallen Kingdom is closing in on the $1 billion mark, worldwide. It now sits at $932 million. It likely won’t come close to Jurassic World’s 2015 worldwide total of $1.67 billion, but it will cross the line and pass the original Jurassic Park’s $983.8 million from 1993.
Fallen Kingdom is still third in the franchise, domestically, and it will definitely not challenge its predecessor’s $652 million domestic total from three years ago.
Just how much do people like the Jurassic films? Even counting Jurassic Park III’s disappointing 2001 worldwide take of $368.8 million, the films have averaged over $915 million worldwide for a total of $4.58 billion. And those last two numbers will continue to rise as Fallen Kingdom continues its theatrical run.
Incredibles 2 is also a box office goliath. The sequel that took 14 years to tell the same story as the first film is on its way to becoming the biggest animated film of all time. Its $45 million weekend pushed it to $439.7 million in three weeks. It trails just Finding Dory ($486.3 million) and Shrek 2 ($441.2 million) as the strongest animated opener, ever. It should have no issues passing both in the coming weeks.
Internationally, Incredibles 2 has made just $207 million, meaning its worldwide total is $646.8 million.
Deadpool 2 finished No. 7 on the weekend with $3.45 million. That brings its domestic total to $310.3 million. The original Deadpool finished its domestic run with $363 million in 2016. Deadpool 2 has now earned $719.1 million worldwide. The original scored $783 million.
Sanju, the third new release of the weekend, finished with $2.55 million.
Solo – A Star Wars Story finished ninth on the weekend with $2.293 million. The poorest-performing live-action Star Wars film has now made $207.2 million domestically and $368.9 million worldwide.
The Mr. Rogers documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? rouned out the Top 10 with $2.290 million, edging out the horror film Hereditary ($2.225 million).