News // 'JURASSIC WORLD 2' DEBUTS TO OVER $150 MILLION

In its second week, Incredibles 2 has now reached the $350 million mark.



Despite poor reviews and a disappointing first chapter, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the second entry in the newest installment of Jurassic Park films, opened with around $150 million. That's down from its predecessor's $208 million opening, but above what the studio expected.


The popcorn thriller, directed by J.A. Bayona, met mixed-to-negative reviews from critics in the week leading up to its debut, plus its competition for family audiences with Incredibles 2 was seen as problematic. However, the film brought in the masses and even earned an A- CinemaScore, meaning its word-of-mouth could help it continue to succeed.


Incredibles 2 moved to second place, after its record-smashing debut last week. With $81 million this weekend, it has officially crossed the $350 million mark, domestically.


Also hitting a milestone, Ocean's 8 crossed the $100 million mark in its third weekend, a stellar achievement for the slow-burning box office hit. Globally, the Sandra Bullock-starrer has made over $170 million.


Like Ocean's 8, Tag is a Warner Bros. ensemble comedy, but unlike the all-female heist film, Tag failed to find much of an audience, despite good reviews. It landed in fourth place this weekend, with just $8.2 million.


Entering the Top Ten for the first time is Focus Features' Won't You Be My Neighbor?, the documentary about Mr. Rogers. With stellar reviews, Focus Features expanded its release, allowing for a $1.875 million weekend and a total, so far, of $4 million. It will continue to expand through the July 4th weekend.


There were a handful of limited releases, but none seemed to make waves. The Catcher was a Spy, starring Paul Rudd, was the big winner, with $122,494 from 49 theaters.


According to BoxOfficeMojo, June 2018 is shaping up to be a record-breaking month, as the box office receipts for the month alone have topped $1 billion.


Next weekend, the last weekend of the month, sees Sicario: Day of the Soldado and Uncle Drew releasing.


TOP TEN:

(bold signifies a new release)


1. JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM - $150 million

2. INCREDIBLES 2 - $80.9 million

3. OCEAN'S 8 - $11.65 million

4. TAG - $8.2million

5. DEADPOOL 2 - $5.25 million

6. SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY - $4.045 million

7. HEREDITARY - $3.8 million

8. SUPERFLY - $3.35 million

9. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR - $2.48 million

10. WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? - $1.875 million

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