Universal’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” remains at the top of the food chain at the box office, while “Sicario: Day of the Soldado.” debuts. “Incredibles 2” remains right under the top spot, and “Uncle Drew” follows “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” for a fourth-place finish. Not to mention, Fox International’s “Sanju” powers to a top ten finish, and “Avengers: Infinity War” continues to race towards its final record-breaking gross.
Universal’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” remains at number one for its second weekend in a row, dropping an estimated 59% by grossing an estimated $60 million. Now shy of $265 million with its domestic total, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” moves closer to a billion dollar total as it brought in an additional $56.1 million from 68 markets to bring its overseas cume to $667.5 million. Their worldwide total sits at $932.4 million, and it still has yet to release in Japan.
Disney and Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” finished in second place and continued it's run at that same spot from last weekend, dropping approximately 43% from last weekend to bring in a total of $45.5 million from domestic markets. Their domestic total sits at $439.7 million currently, making it the second highest grossing Pixar movie of all-time and the third largest animated title ever.
Internationally, “Incredibles 2” continued its strong performance by topping $200 million for a global tally of $646.8 million, with $40.8 million stemming from China. Only playing in approximately 51% of all international markets, “Incredibles 2” has a lot of potential in front of it's run, as the film has still yet to debut in major foreign markets such as France which will happen this weekend. It will follow up that debut with another in the U.K. and South Korea in mid-July, and later this year in Germany.
Sony’s release of “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” outperformed expectations, placing itself in third place at the weekend box office by delivering a $19 million opening weekend from over 3,000 locations. Receiving a “B” Cinemascore, this is a strong start for the $35 million productions which outperformed the first film’s opening weekend of $7 million. Though that first film had a much lengthier run, playing for 17 weeks and grossing $46.8 million, something that it's sequel will probably not be afforded to be given as the expectations for the film’s total domestic cume reside around $50 million.
Internationally, “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” brought in $8.4 million from 55 markets. With its release being handled by both Lionsgate and Sony, the film had some high points in markets such as South Korea ($1.2 million) and Australia (976,000).
Lionsgate’s basketball driven comedy, “Uncle Drew,” opened this past weekend as well, delivering the fourth place finish with $15.5 million opening from 2,472 locations. Playing to a split audience of 59% male and 58% female and receiving an “A” Cinemascore, a $35 million domestic total doesn’t seem out of reach for this sports stars driven comedy.
Rounding at the top five is Warner Bros’ “Ocean’s 8,” which had another strong weekend, dropping approximately 30% from last weekend with a heist of an $8 million gross over the weekend, bringing its domestic cume to just shy of $115 million. Internationally, the film generated an additional $13.5 million for a foreign total of $95 million to bring it's worldwide gross to $209.7 million.
Fox International's “Sanju” opened with $2.55 million from 365 locations to a surprising ninth-place finish, opening in India at #1 which is the studio’s second largest opening in that market. “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” expanded into an additional 306 theaters which allowed for a weekend gross of $2.29 million from 654 locations, the film’s domestic cume stands at $7.5 million currently.
Overall, the weekend outperformed last years as 2018 continues to bring in superb numbers for the box office of filmmaking, something that we as movie lovers love to hear. “Avengers: Infinity War” also delivered a $1.4 million weekend as it now sits at $2.034 billion, just $34 million shy of the all-time third-place record of $2.068 billion set by “Force Awakens.”
With “Ant-Man and the Wasp” opening this weekend, the film could receive a boost for those who need to catch up or make sense of an ending that is sure to tie in the ending of “Infinity War.” “The First Purge” is also set to open on the July Fourth holiday, hopefully to something mediocre so these films can stop being made.