‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Attacks the Box Office

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1.“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”Universal$150,001,000
2.“Incredibles 2”Buena Vista$80,928,000
3.“Ocean’s 8”Warner Bros.$11,650,000
4.“Tag”Warner Bros.$8,200,000
5.“Deadpool 2”Fox$5,250,000
6.“Solo: A Star Wars Story”Buena Vista$4,045,000
9.“Avengers: Infinity War”Buena Vista$2,482,000
10.“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”Focus$1,875,000


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” rules the box office, according to Box Office Mojo. The fifth trip to the islands off the coast of Costa Rica scored with a $150M opening in the US. It opened a few days earlier overseas, where it has earned around $560M for a worldwide total of $711M in its first week. This does put “Fallen Kingdom” as the second highest opening for a Jurassic flick, behind “Jurassic World” and its $208M opening weekend. But when adjusted for inflation, the one that started it all, “Jurassic Park,” still reigns supreme.

Moving down one spot into second place is Disney/Pixar’s “Incredibles 2.” The reunion with the super family added $81M in the US where it has earned about $350M. Worldwide, it now sits at $485M and is the fourth highest grossing Pixar movie. It is in the tenth spot when adjusting for inflation.

The ladies of “Ocean’s 8” moved down one into third place with $11.6M. The female-led heist movie crossed the $100M mark this week. With another $70M internationally, the film currently sits at $170M worldwide. The movie is doing very well, and is starting to catch up to other female-led films like 2016’s “Ghostbusters,” which earned over $220M worldwide.

The bro-fest “Tag” came in fourth with $8.2M. The comedy has earned $30M in the US, and $31.8 total worldwide, passing its $28M production budget.

Deadpool 2” maintained its fifth place position with another $5.2M. The comedy/action/super-antihero movie sits at $304M domestic, and $707M worldwide. It is still ranked behind its predecessor, but is also still the fourth highest grossing film of 2018—so far.

Solo: A Star Wars Story” dropped out of the five into sixth place with $4M. But it was enough for the “Star Wars” movie to cross into $200M territory. Worldwide, the movie has amassed what some have called a “disappointing” $353M.

Hereditary” also holds its spot from last week, finishing once again in seventh place with $3.8M. The Sundance darling has earned $35M in the US, with $48M worldwide. It is the second highest grossing film from A24, behind “Lady Bird,” and is the highest grosser to come out of 2018’s Sundance Film Festival.

Sony/Columbia’s “Superfly” added $3.3M on its way to eighth place. The action/crime story has earned $15.2M, putting it just below its $16M budget, and that is without reporting any overseas ticket sales.

Avengers: Infinity War” moves to ninth place with $2.4M. The nineteenth film in the MCU has the second highest domestic box office, just $30M behind “Black Panther.” Adjusted for inflation, it finishes in third, with “The Avengers” moving up to #1. “Infinity War” is only one of four films to make it to $2 Billion, and is the only MCU film to carry that mantle. With $38M to go, could it overtake “The Force Awakens” to become the third highest grossing film of all time?

And some very welcome news for world-weary moviegoers in need of some positivity: Focus Features’ Mr. Rogers documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” expanded into additional cities this week. As a result, it moved from fifteenth place up to claim tenth on this week’s box office chart. The film earned $1.8M this week, expanding its total take to over $4M.

Next week’s releases include “Sicardio: Day of the Soldado,” “Uncle Drew,”and “Leave No Trace.”

Did you see “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” this weekend? Something else? Comment below and share!

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Written by Karen M. Peterson

Karen Peterson is a writer from Southern California. When she is not at the ballpark cheering on her LA Angels, she can usually be found in a movie theater or in front of the television. Karen is obsessed with awards shows, and loves everything from the smallest indie film to the biggest of big budget spectacles. She is also unapologetically in love with Tom Cruise.


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