Fallen Kingdom Is Weekend Box Office King, Sicario 2 Makes Strong Debut

Brenda Watkins
July 2, 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has had another monster weekend at the US box office.

Studios on Sunday estimate that the blockbuster sequel earned $60 million in its second weekend in North American theaters, bringing its domestic total to $264.8 million. After bringing in an estimated $56.1 million over the weekend internationally from 68 markets (it still has yet to open in Japan, where it will be released on July 13), its overseas total is now at $667.6 million.

Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, B.D. Wong, Isabella Sermon, Geraldine Chapman, and Jeff Goldblum also star in the film, which was directed by J.A. Bayona (A Monster Calls) based on a script from the first film's Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly.

Lower down on the charts the Indian film Sanju, a biopic about Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt, earned an impressive $2.6m from only 356 screens in its opening weekend.

Holding steady in second place is Disney and Pixar's animated superhero sequel Incredibles 2, with an estimated $45.5 million in its third weekend.

A still from The Incredibles 2.

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This leaves Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) home with the kids, including the angsty teen Violet (Sarah Vowell), the hyper speedster Dash (Huck Milner), and the especially hard baby Jack-Jack. The film received an A CinemaScore, though its Rotten Tomato average was slightly less enthusiastic at 67 percent.

But when Alejandro kidnaps a top kingpin's daughter to deliberately increase the tensions, an all-out war begins with the two men forced to question what they stsand for and they are fighting for.

In a battle for third place, Sony's borderland thriller Sicario: Day of the Soldado and Lionsgate's basketball comedy Uncle Drew are both exceeding expectations, with the former film grossing about $19 million from 3,055 theaters and the latter taking in about $15.5 million from 2,742 theaters.

Hard-luck streetball team manager Uncle Drew (Irving, in a role that originated in a Pepsi ad) rounds up his old crew ahead of a big tournament in Brooklyn.

Landing in fourth place was the basketball comedy Uncle Drew, which features NBA All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Shaquille O'Neal.

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