Published: Tue, July 03, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Jurassic World sequel still roaring at the top of box office

Jurassic World sequel still roaring at the top of box office

Meanwhile, the 2018 North American box office has just hit $6 billion in record time, according to ComScore, a week before the release of Disney/Marvel's latest blockbuster, Ant-Man and the Wasp, which is expected to rake in as much as $80 million next weekend.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has had another monster weekend at the US box office. Overseas, the film will add about $56.1 million, for an global total of about $667.6 million and a combined worldwide haul of about $932.4 million. As box office totals come in from its second weekend, Incredibles 2's combined global earnings now stand at $646.8 million compared to The Incredibles' lifetime worldwide earnings of $633 million in 2004.

The superhero-family-next-door of Pixar's "Incredibles 2" animated sequel earned $46.4 million.

Though the numbers are impressive, Jurassic World 2 is still trailing Jurassic World's first two weeks, which earned a domestic total of $402.8 million. With a production price tag under $20m, the film exceeded expectations grossing $15.5m and got audience stamp of approval with an A CinemaScore.

But Variety said that two new films, Sony's Sicario: Day of the Saldado and Lionsgate's Uncle Drew, had easily outperformed industry expectations to place third and fourth.

Benicio del Toro's Sicario sequel has smashed U.S. box offices despite Emily Blunt's lead FBI Agent being written out of the story. Stefano Sollima took over directing duties for "Soldado", while Taylor Sheridan returned to pen the script. The film received an A CinemaScore, though its Rotten Tomato average was slightly less enthusiastic at 67 percent.

On a lighter note, "Uncle Drew" draws on the talents of basketball stars present and past - Kyrie Irving, Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber, Lisa Leslie, and Reggie Miller - with a court-full of others in cameo roles. Sunju made $2.55 million from only 365 screens, giving it the week's third biggest screen average. But even without a record-breaker or a $100 million movie, the box office is still up 15.3% from last summer's abysmal performance and 9.3% for the year overall.

Next weekend sees the release of Marvel's "Ant-Man and the Wasp" starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly.

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