Though it is not performing as well as its 2015 predecessor, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” led the box office to another monstrously successful week, as combined weekly grosses topped $400 million for the second week in a row.
In the entire history of the domestic box office, only 11 weeks have topped $400 million, and four of those weeks belong to 2018. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” and “Incredibles 2” have driven this robust period, giving the box office back-to-back $100 million-plus openings on non-holiday weekends for the first time in industry history.
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This weekend, “Fallen Kingdom” is posting an estimated second weekend total of $60 million, down 59 percent from its $148 million opening. While that’s a weaker hold than the 49 percent drop by the first “Jurassic World,” it will still push the sequel’s ten-day total past $250 million domestic and put the film in position to cross $1 billion worldwide early next week.
“Incredibles 2” once again takes second, with an estimated $45 million in its third weekend to push its total past $400 million. That means that next week, the “Incredibles” sequel will pass “Finding Dory” as the top animated film in domestic box office history.
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In third and fourth are this weekend’s new releases, which are performing well as counter-programming to the mainstream sequels. In third is Columbia’s “Sicario: Day of the Soldado,” which is estimated to make $20 million this weekend from 3,055 screens. By comparison, the first “Sicario,” which started with a two week limited release period, had a wide opening of $12.1 million, which trackers expected “Soldado” to match. The $35 million sequel has earned fairly positive reception, with a 64 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes and a B on CinemaScore.
In fourth is Lionsgate’s “Uncle Drew,” which was expected to open in the low teens and will slightly overperform with an estimated $16 million from 2,742 screens. Starring Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howrey, Tiffany Haddish, and a quintet of retired NBA stars including Shaquille O’Neal, the film earned a 67 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes and an A on CinemaScore. “Ocean’s 8” completes the top five with $8.1 million, having crossed the $100 million mark last weekend.
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Source: The Wrap