Box Office: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ‘Roaring’ to the $1-B Mark

Box Office:  Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ‘Roaring’ to the $1-B Mark

Box Office: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ‘Roaring’ to the $1-B Mark

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Universal’s, a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ruled in its 2nd frame, grossing $60-M in North America as it roars toward the $1-B mark at the global box office. The film will join the Billion-Dollar Club this week.

The movie is a victory for both Universal and the Summer box office, which closed June on a high note, thanks in large measure to the combined strength of the dinos, Avengers: Infinity WarDeadpool 2 and Incredibles 2. Revenue to date for the Summer is up a sizeable 15.3% over last year, while revenue year to date is pacing 9.3% ahead of the same period in Y 2018, according to comScore.

Incredibles 2, from Pixar and Disney, stayed at # 2 in its 3rd frame with $45.5-M for a domestic total of $439.7-M.

Overseas, the Pixar title earned another $44.3-M from 36 markets for a foreign total of $207.1-M and $646.8-M globally.

The weekend’s 2 new films in the US were smaller titles hoping to serve as counter-programming to tentpole fare, Sicario: Day of the Soldado and Uncle Drew, and both skewed heavily male.

Sicario: 2, a follow-up to Denis Villeneuve’s critically acclaimed 2015 film, placed # 3 with a better-than-expected $19-M.

The timely storyline follows a federal border agent (Brolin) who enlists Del Toro’s character in a battle to stop the Mexican drug cartels from trafficking terrorists across the border into the U.S.

Sicario 2, earned a B CinemaScore, shows a 64% score on Rotten Tomatoes, compared to 93% for Sicario.

Basketball comedy Uncle Drew featuring an all-star cast of NBA legends followed in 4th place with $15.6-M. The Lionsgate/Summit film likewise beat tracking.

Uncle Drew’s roster of real-life basketball greats includes Irving, Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Lisa Leslie and Reggie Miller. Tiffany Haddish and Nick Kroll also star.

Uncle Drew should benefit from an A CinemaScore, as well as from playing to an ethnically diverse audience.

The female-led spinoff Ocean’s 8 rounded out the Top 5 domestically. The Warner Bros. film earned $8-M for a domestic total of $114.7-M.

Globally, Ocean’s 8 jumped the $200-M mark after earning another $13.8-M overseas from 62 markets for a foreign total of $95-M and $209.7-M worldwide.

The specialty box office

Neon’s documentary Three Identical Strangers posted a strong theater average of $32,605 in its debut in 5 theaters, followed by Debra Granik’s latest film, Leave No Trace, with a solid opening screen average of $24,018 for Bleecker Street.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, from Focus Features, stayed at #10 in its 4th weekend, earning $2.3-M from only 654 theaters for an early total of $7.5-M

Have some fun, see a movie this week.

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