Dino-might was unbeatable as the box office kissed June 2018 goodbye. The rest of the top 10 this week only included one newbie. The early tracking estimates for the “Ant-Man” sequel were probably too conservative, but we’ll see. That’s a LOT of people crying for a Brachiosaurus. As of now, it has $439.7 million from the domestic box office, which is about $175M more than “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”
According to Deadline, at this rate, “the Pixar superheros will easily become the second-highest movie of all time stateside for the animated studio after Finding Dory ($486.2M) and ahead of Toy Story 3 ($415M).” So the supers beat “Finding Dory” for a record opening, but may not pick up the same money in the end. “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” took third on this weekend’s box office chart with $19 million. “Incredibles 2” took second to “Jurassic World 2” for a second straight week, this time with $45.5 million. Like us on Facebook. But it’s so close! [Via: Deadline, Box Office Mojo]
Want more stuff like this? Too much “Jurassic” competition. That’s not a huge debut, but it’s higher than the first film’s wide release debut of just over $12 million in 2015 — despite “Sicario” earning better reviews than the sequel. “Day of the Soldado” cost more to make than the first film’s $30 million, so as much as this box office may be a win, it’s not clear if it’ll make its $35-$45 million back. If you consider $30 million close. What’s next? 1. Blame Star-Lord for that, too. “Ocean’s 8” took fifth, then “Tag,” “Deadpool 2,” “Sanju,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.” “Sanju” — which picked up $2.55 million — is a Bollywood film enjoying the widest release of any Bollywood film over here. “Avengers: Infinity War” dropped out of the top 10 for the first time since its release, picking up $1.4 million to take 12th. “The First Purge” is coming Wednesday, July 4, trying to get ahead of the Marvel Cinematic Universe release “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” which opens this coming Friday, July 6. Apparently “Day of the Soldado” was only tracking in the $9 million to $13 million range, which just goes to show that tracking data is about as useful as reviews these days in determining ticket sales. It’s not quite enough to defeat “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” as the third highest-grossing movie of all time. In this case, you should. But “Incredibles 2” opened one week earlier, and its $180 million opening and $80 million second week both outperformed the dinos. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” only made $60 million in its second weekend — a drop of 59 percent from last week, and $20 million less than “Incredibles 2” made in its second weekend — but it was enough to be No. “Jurassic World 2” is currently sitting at $932,387,335 in total grosses so far, knock-knock-knockin’ on billion’s door for some point after Fourth of July week. The NBA comedy earned a CinemaScore of “A” vs. “Sicario 2” getting a B. “Avengers 3” has been on this chart for 11 weeks, and has a current worldwide total of $2,034,226,649. “Uncle Drew” ended up in fourth with about $15.5 million. So far, the “Jurassic World” sequel has picked up $264.7 million in its domestic release and a whopping $667.6 million from overseas, where it opened several weeks ago.