Box Office: ‘Jurassic World, Fallen Kingdom’ Wins the Weekend
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Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Pixar’s Incredibles 2, earned $81.9-M, the 2nd weekend ever for an animated film and 1 of the largest for any film, as the worldwide box office of $485-M after earning another $56.8-M overseas from its 1st 28 markets.
Incredibles 2 fell roughly 56% in its sophomore outing, one of the larger declines for a Pixar offering, although the bigger a film opens, the more it can fall. Overseas, Incredibles 2 opened to $21.2-M in China, the Top launch of all time for a Pixar title.
In its 3rd weekend, Ocean’s 8 crossed the $100-M domestically upon placing # 3 with $11.7-M. The female-led spinoff stayed ahead of fellow Warner Bros.a unit of Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) offering Tag, which took in $8.2-M for a 10-day total of $30.4-M.
Fox’s (NASDAQ:FOXA) Deadpool 2, rounded out the Top 5 domestically with $5-M+, cleared the $300-M mark in North America and $700-M at the worldwide box office.
A Wrinkle in Time has topped the $100-Mmark at the domestic box office, a 1st for a Black female director.
John Travolta’s DOA mob biopic Gotti fell more than 54% in its 2nd frame to $812,000 from 466 theaters, Gotti‘s box office take is $3.3-M.
Sony Pictures Classics’ (NYSE:SNE) Boundaries, a feel-good dramedy sparked headlines last week after Peter Fonda, who plays a supporting role in the specialty film, made a disparaging Tweet about Barron Trump, son of President Donald Trump. Fonda later deleted the Tweet and apologized, but that did not stop First Lady Melania Trump’s office from notifying the Secret Service, while Donald Trump Jr. questioned why the studio did not taking punitive action.
Boundaries did not make a mark, earning $30,395 from 5 theaters for a lackluster screen average of $6,079.
At the specialty box office
Magnolia’s Damsel, an indie Western which debuted in 3 theaters, likewise posted a soft screen average of $7,000.
Focus Features’ Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, a documentary about the late Fred Rogers moved into a total of 348 theaters, the film placed #10 with $1.9-M for a domestic box office total of $4.1-M.
Have some fun, see a movie this week.