BOX OFFICE REPORT
June 29-July 1, 2018
(estimates from BoxOfficeMojo.com)
|Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom||$60.0 million|
|Incredibles 2||$45.5 million|
|Sicario: Day of the Soldado||$19.0 million|
|Uncle Drew||$15.5 million|
|Ocean's 8||$8.0 million|
While it finally got some competition, no movies were any match for the sheer power of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. In its second weekend, the latest film about hungry dinosaurs fell 60 percent, but that was still far and away enough for first place. With $264 million in the bank so far, it will undoubtedly top Deadpool 2 by the end of next weekend, giving it a comfortable fourth place finish. It's already approaching $1 billion worldwide.
Incredibles 2 stayed super strong at second, taking in another $45.5 million. It's now the second-biggest Pixar movie ever, topping Toy Story 3. (If you'll remember, that was Pixar's biggest movie by far from 2010 until 2016, when Finding Dory took the crown.) That also gives Disney the top three movies of 2018 so far, which none of the other releases are bound to catch up to.
Sicario: Day of the Soldado did about as I predicted, taking in more in its debut weekend than any one weekend of the original Sicario. Though reviews weren't as strong, a $50-60 million total is certainly possible. Uncle Drew performed better than expectations, as the film based on a Pepsi commercial brought in a fresh $15.5 million. Ocean's 8 fell to fifth, as it's still below Ocean's Twelve and Thirteen, but should still top them by the time its run is over.
Outside the top 5:
- This Weekend's Indie Champ: Three Identical Strangers, the wild documentary about a set of triplets separated at birth. (Almost every review has cautioned against reading it to avoid spoilers, so that's what I'm doing.) The film proved incredibly intriguing for audiences, as it averaged $32,605 on its five screens.
- Sanju, the Indian biopic of controversial actor Sanjay Dutt, did very well. Debuting in 8th place, the Bollywood import continues a long-standing trend of strong debuts, opening with $2.5 million on just 356 screens.
- Won't You Be My Neighbor was the only movie in the top 10 not to decline. Adding 306 more screens, it stayed in 10th place but earned another $2.9 million.
Ant-Man and the Wasp will prove if MCU will continue on its upward trajectory. The original debuted at $57 million three years ago, but like every sequel (save Age of Ultron), it should vastly improve on that opening. I'm expecting somewhere around $95 million for the weekend. The First Purge is its only competition, but expect that to open in fourth with only $25 million, with $40 million over five days.