Another successful June for the box office came to an end this weekend, as Universal’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” stayed atop the charts with an estimated second weekend total of $60 million.
This gives the “Jurassic” sequel a ten-day total of $264 million. While that total is 35 percent down from the $402 million ten-day total scored by “Jurassic World” in 2015, it is enough to push “Fallen Kingdom” past “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and enter the top five on this year’s domestic charts. Overseas, the film added $56.1 million to bring its global total to $932.4 million, with China contributing $237 million. The film will become the 35th release to cross $1 billion worldwide this coming week.
In second is “Incredibles 2,” which earned $44 million in its third weekend to bring its domestic total to $438 million. That puts the Pixar sequel in position to become the highest-grossing animated film in domestic box office history this coming week, passing the $486 million made by 2016’s “Finding Dory.”
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Taking third and fourth are this weekend’s new releases from Sony and Lionsgate. In third is Columbia’s “Sicario: Day of the Soldado,” which has earned an estimated $19 million opening from 3,055 screens against a reported $35 million budget. That tops the combined total for the first “Sicario”‘s two-week limited release period and wide opening weekend, with a limited run of $3 million and a wide opening of $12.1 million.
In fourth is Lionsgate’s “Uncle Drew,” which performed slightly above tracker expectations with an opening of $15.5 million at 2,742 locations. With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 63 percent and an A on CinemaScore, the basketball comedy will hope to have solid holds through the month of July in much the same way that New Line’s “Game Night” did earlier this year.
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With these numbers, the total box office gross for June hit $1.2 billion for the first time since 2015, when “Jurassic World” and “Inside Out” topped the charts. From the first weekend of May to now, domestic totals have also reached $2 billion, and when the record totals for the opening week of “Avengers: Infinity War” are taken into account, that total balloons to $2.5 billion. That puts this year’s summer season on pace to top 2013 as the most successful summer in industry history.
This past week, domestic grosses for the year crossed $6 billion before the end of June for the first time in industry history. With over $6.1 billion grossed, 2018 grosses are now a whopping ten percent ahead of last year’s pace.
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