Weekend Actuals: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Roars with $148.0M; ‘Incredibles’ Earns $80.3M in Weekend 2

'Won't You Be My Neighbor' cracks Top 10 in limited release

Monday Update:

Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom proved the franchise wasn’t extinct at the box office, debuting with $148.0 million.

After 2015’s original Jurassic World opened to a monster $208.8 million — at the time the biggest opening weekend ever, now 4th-biggest — it was a foregone conclusion that the sequel would start with less. The question was by how much, but the sequel started on the higher end of pre-release projections.

Fallen Kingdom captures the 20th-highest opening of all time in pure dollars, or the #32-highest if adjusting for ticket price inflation.

It also earned an impressive 53 percent of its business from 3D screens, including $105 million from RealD-equipped screens.

After leading last weekend, Disney’s Incredibles 2 took the runner-up slot with $80.3 million. The sequel’s 56 percent second-weekend decline was higher than the 46 percent decline for both Pixar sequels Finding Dory and Toy Story 3.

Comparisons

Total box office this weekend was $277.1 million. That’s up 2 percent over last weekend, and up 96 percent over this same weekend last year.

Year-to-date box office stands at $5.92 billion. That’s up 8.9 percent over last this same date last year, an improvement over the +6.4 percent the box office stood after last weekend.

Our table of weekend actuals is below, after our Sunday update featuring more analysis.


Sunday Update:

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom took a T-Rex-sized bite out of the domestic box office this weekend.

The sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World took in an estimated $150 million in North America over the three-day period (including Thursday night previews), bringing it in at the high end of expectations. While that’s a far cry from the $208.8 million brought in by the previous installment on its opening weekend, no one expected the follow-up to reach those same heights. By every other measure, this is a fantastic debut; among 2018 releases, it’s the fourth-biggest opening weekend of the year so far, behind only Avengers: Infinity War ($257.6 million), Black Panther ($202 million), and last weekend’s Incredibles 2 ($182.6 million). If estimates hold, it will also rank as the 20th highest debut of all time, just ahead of Furious 7 ($147.1 million) and just behind Spider-Man 3 ($151.1 million). It is also the second-highest opening weekend in the studio’s history behind Jurassic World.

The first Jurassic World was a genuine phenomenon when it debuted three years ago, setting the bar for the franchise extraordinarily high. But as we’ve noted before, that film followed a 14-year franchise drought, being the first film in the series to hit theaters since 2001’s Jurassic Park III. Because of that, much of the film’s box office performance was the result of a nostalgic pull for audiences who had been craving more dino action in the decade-plus that the series had lain dormant. Additionally, while the first film also brought in mixed reviews from critics, its Rotten Tomatoes average came in “Fresh” at 71 percent, whereas Fallen Kingdom finished in “Rotten” territory with a score of just 50 percent as of this writing (its Cinemascore was an A-). While the effect of Rotten Tomatoes scores on audience turnout is by no means an exact science, with the review aggregator’s ubiquity, one can’t help but put some stock in its ability to affect a film’s box office performance.

Fallen Kingdom may also have taken a hit from the presence of Incredibles 2 in the marketplace. With an estimated $80.9 million in its sophomore frame (higher than the first Incredibles‘ opening weekend), the animated sequel is hitting a much broader audience segment than nearly anyone predicted going into its release. Indeed, its $182.6 million opening weekend set an animation record that rivaled the debuts of top-tier MCU and Star Wars releases, and it continues to make a strong statement in weekend two.

The Disney-Pixar release now stands at a truly incredible $350.3 million after ten days, 18 percent higher than previous Pixar record-holder Finding Dory at the same point in its run. That said, it was considerably more front-loaded than its predecessor, as its 56 percent second-weekend drop was considerably heftier than Dory‘s 46 percent (though in fairness, the latter film wasn’t up against a behemoth like Jurassic World). In any event, Incredibles 2 will certainly set an all-time record for a Pixar release by the end of its run, easily eclipsing Dory‘s $486.2 million total. Amazingly, the sequel surpassed the lifetime domestic gross of the first Incredibles in just seven days.

Third place went to Ocean’s 8, which took in an estimated $11.6 million in its third weekend for a grand total of $100.3 million. The Warner Bros. release crossed the $100 million mark after 17 days; by comparison, that milestone was reached by Ocean’s Eleven in 19 days, Ocean’s Twelve in 22 days, and Ocean’s Thirteen in 23 days, though ticket prices were of course much cheaper in the early-to-mid aughts. This weekend’s total gives the long-running franchise a total domestic cume of over $526 million over four modern-day installments.

In fourth place, last weekend’s opener Tag held well in its sophomore frame, dropping 45 percent to an estimated $8.2 million. That brings the R-rated comedy’s total to $30.3 million after ten days. For comparison’s sake, that’s roughly 9 percent behind Game Night and 19 percent behind Blockers at the same point in their respective runs.

Fifth place went to Deadpool 2, which crossed the $300 million mark with an estimated $5.2 million in its sixth weekend of release. The superhero sequel now stands at $304.1 million, roughly 11 percent off from the first film at the same point in its run.

In sixth was Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, which took in an estimated $4 million in its fifth weekend, putting it over the $200 million mark in North America. While that milestone would be cause for celebration for most any other movie, the fact that it took the Star Wars spin-off a month to reach that total ranks as a severe disappointment given that the three previous entries each topped the $200 million mark in just a few days. With $202.2 million domestically and $353.3 million globally, Solo is now slated to finish as the lowest-grossing installment in the history of the franchise worldwide – and that’s including Episodes IV-VI. Domestically, it should finish somewhere between the original runs of The Empire Strikes Back ($209 million in 1980 dollars) and Return of the Jedi ($252.5 million in 1983 dollars).

Seventh place went to A24’s Hereditary, which grossed an estimated $3.8 million for a total of $35 million after three weeks of release. The scarefest is currently the second highest-grossing film in the indie distributor’s history after Lady Bird, which finished with $48.9 million earlier this year.

Rounding out the Top 10, Sony’s Superfly dropped to eighth place in its sophomore frame with an estimated $3.3 million. The remake’s domestic total now stands at $15.2 million. In ninth, Avengers: Infinity War grossed an estimated $2.5 million in its ninth weekend for a $669.5 million total. And just cracking the Top 10 was Focus Features’ Won’t You Be My Neighbor? with an estimated $1.87 million from 348 theaters in its third weekend of limited release, giving it a fantastic total of $4.1 million. The documentary’s per-screen average of $5,388 is even better than that enjoyed by the third weekend of this year’s RBG, which grossed $1.25 million on 375 screens for a per-screen average of $3,341.

Overseas Update:

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom grossed $106.7 million overseas this weekend, giving it an international total of $561.5 million and a global total of $711.5 million. You can check out a more detailed analysis of the film’s overseas performance here.

Incredibles 2 took in an estimated $56.8 million internationally this weekend, a total that included openings in China, India, and Thailand. In China, the film debuted to $21.2 million, giving Pixar its biggest opening weekend in the country ever. With $137.7 million overseas to date, the sequel’s worldwide cume now stands at $485 million.


Weekend Actuals (Domestic)

FRI, JUN. 22 – SUN, JUN. 24

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom $148,024,610 4,475 $33,078 $148,024,610 1 Universal
2 Incredibles 2 $80,347,651 -56% 4,410 0 $18,219 $349,794,341 2 Disney
3 Ocean’s 8 $11,546,462 -39% 3,656 -489 $3,158 $100,282,222 3 Warner Bros.
4 Tag (2018) $8,251,230 -45% 3,382 0 $2,440 $30,418,775 2 Warner Bros.
5 Deadpool 2 $5,271,882 -39% 2,420 -792 $2,178 $304,172,203 6 Fox
6 Solo: A Star Wars Story $4,507,532 -55% 2,338 -844 $1,928 $202,639,402 5 Disney
7 Superfly $3,404,964 -50% 2,220 20 $1,534 $15,321,359 2 Sony Pictures
8 Avengers: Infinity War $2,584,228 -53% 1,456 -708 $1,775 $669,568,677 9 Disney

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Won’t You Be My Neighbor? $1,821,089 82% 348 252 $5,233 $4,076,867 3 Focus Features
2 Book Club $953,955 -48% 672 -984 $1,420 $64,693,167 6 Paramount Pictures
3 Rampage $923,183 244% 291 3 $3,172 $97,512,363 11 Warner Bros
4 Gotti $804,068 -53% 466 -37 $1,725 $3,245,759 2 Vertical Entertainment
5 Adrift $787,929 -64% 871 -1058 $905 $29,090,864 4 STX Entertainment
6 Overboard $552,979 27% 325 -256 $1,701 $49,376,956 8 Lionsgate / Pantelion
7 American Animals $547,128 160% 339 267 $1,614 $1,432,552 4 The Orchard
8 RBG $428,027 -14% 207 -83 $2,068 $10,866,757 8 Magnolia Pictures
9 Breaking In $368,655 -15% 223 -281 $1,653 $45,780,170 7 Universal Pictures
10 Hearts Beat Loud $288,241 17% 104 21 $2,772 $763,912 3 Gunpowder & Sky
11 A Quiet Place $168,384 -53% 215 -182 $783 $186,860,889 12 Paramount
12 Life Of The Party $121,772 -73% 188 -420 $648 $52,243,225 7 Warner Bros. / New Line
13 The Seagull $95,606 -30% 145 -66 $659 $1,055,956 7 Sony Pictures Classics
14 Ready Player One $94,744 -29% 162 -39 $585 $136,827,816 13 Warner Bros. / DreamWorks
15 Upgrade $94,240 -82% 101 -545 $933 $11,482,640 4 OTL Releasing
16 Black Panther $75,725 -48% 115 -31 $658 $699,747,193 19 Disney
17 Hotel Artemis $71,554 -93% 163 -2136 $439 $6,557,528 3 Global Road
18 Show Dogs $68,804 -60% 135 -292 $510 $17,299,121 6 Global Road Entertainment

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Catcher Was A Spy $114,771 46 $2,495 $114,771 1 IFC Films
2 Pandas $96,379 11% 35 0 $2,754 $2,395,732 12 Warner Bros.
3 The Greatest Showman $86,939 210% 22 2 $3,952 $174,183,091 27 Fox
4 A Wrinkle in Time $82,294 -95% 90 -155 $914 $100,382,220 16 Walt Disney Pictures
5 2001: A Space Odyssey (2018 re-issue) $64,945 -23% 5 -8 $12,989 $1,365,932 6 Warner Bros.
6 Isle of Dogs $57,352 1% 69 -16 $831 $31,795,364 14 Fox Searchlight
7 The Rider $42,281 -41% 54 -40 $783 $2,204,915 11 Sony Pictures Classics
8 Lobster Cop $35,015 12 $2,918 $35,015 1
9 I Can Only Imagine $33,909 -32% 72 -14 $471 $83,410,922 15 Roadside Attractions
10 Boundaries $29,552 5 $5,910 $29,552 1 Sony Pictures Classics
11 Disobedience $25,318 -25% 24 -23 $1,055 $3,422,012 9 Bleecker Street
12 Eating Animals $22,200 -36% 6 4 $3,700 $61,534 2 IFC Films
13 Damsel $20,291 3 $6,764 $20,291 1 Magnolia Pictures
14 Super Troopers 2 $20,289 -53% 36 -18 $564 $30,587,007 10 20th Century Fox
15 The Gospel According to André $19,941 0% 20 -2 $997 $343,252 5 Magnolia Pictures
16 Believer $15,601 -75% 7 -12 $2,229 $345,157 3 Well Go USA
17 The Miracle Season $14,298 21% 30 12 $477 $10,210,112 12 LD Entertainment
18 Let The Sunshine In $14,256 -36% 16 -6 $891 $837,359 9 IFC Films
19 On Chesil Beach $14,089 -51% 22 -51 $640 $714,482 6 Bleecker Street
20 Rodin $9,886 484% 8 6 $1,236 $26,597 4 Cohen Media Group
21 The Death of Stalin $9,032 -8% 7 -2 $1,290 $8,009,970 16 IFC Films
22 Beast $7,780 -63% 9 -40 $864 $780,438 7 Roadside Attractions
23 How Long Will I Love U $7,501 -72% 5 -10 $1,500 $740,121 5 Well Go USA
24 Chappaquiddick $5,956 22% 8 -6 $745 $17,381,060 12 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
25 1945 $5,825 108% 4 -1 $1,456 $737,554 34 Menemsha Films
26 A Bag Of Marbles $5,709 39% 4 1 $1,427 $377,902 14 Gaumont
27 The Doctor From India $5,615 117% 5 2 $1,123 $40,456 10 Kino LorberZeitgeist Films
28 The Leisure Seeker $4,562 0% 7 1 $652 $3,217,130 16 Sony Pictures Classics
29 Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat $4,069 1% 11 -2 $370 $151,132 7 Magnolia Pictures
30 En el Séptimo Día $3,266 -53% 2 0 $1,633 $36,398 3 Cinema Guild
31 Spiral $3,258 2 $1,629 $3,258 1 Cohen Media Group
32 A Kid Like Jake $2,801 -47% 8 -4 $350 $32,946 4 IFC Films
33 Mary Shelley $2,704 -52% 9 -6 $300 $91,375 5 IFC Films
34 The Endless $2,212 1967% 1 0 $2,212 $270,625 12 Well Go USA Entertainment
35 The Misandrists $1,906 31% 5 2 $381 $15,710 5 Cartilage Films
36 Gabriel and the Mountain $1,835 -63% 2 0 $918 $10,529 2 Strand Releasing
37 Mrs. Hyde $1,103 2 $552 $13,316 9 Cartilage Films
38 Zama $941 -57% 2 -1 $471 $190,278 11 Strand Releasing
39 Breath $809 -79% 2 -8 $405 $30,829 4 FilmRise
40 Ganja & Hess $647 -21% 2 0 $324 $15,821 4 Kino Lorber
41 Western $441 2 $221 $39,435 19 Cinema Guild
42 Filmworker $334 2% 3 0 $111 $86,341 7 Kino Lorber
43 Bye Bye Germany $315 -88% 2 -1 $158 $56,969 11 Film Movement
44 The Quest of Alain Ducasse $276 -92% 1 -2 $276 $9,511 3 Magnolia Pictures
45 Claire’s Camera $112 -95% 1 -1 $112 $81,261 16 Cinema Guild

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic)

FRI, JUN. 22 – SUN, JUN. 24

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom $150,000,000 4,475 $33,520 $150,000,000 1 Universal
2 Incredibles 2 $80,928,000 -56% 4,410 0 $18,351 $350,374,690 2 Disney
3 Ocean’s 8 $11,650,000 -39% 3,656 -489 $3,187 $100,385,760 3 Warner Bros.
4 Tag (2018) $8,200,000 -45% 3,382 0 $2,425 $30,367,545 2 Warner Bros.
5 Deadpool 2 $5,250,000 -40% 2,420 -792 $2,169 $304,150,321 6 Fox
6 Solo: A Star Wars Story $4,045,000 -60% 2,338 -844 $1,730 $202,176,870 5 Disney
7 Hereditary $3,809,000 -44% 2,002 -996 $1,903 $35,000,965 3 A24
8 Superfly $3,350,000 -51% 2,220 20 $1,509 $15,266,395 2 Sony Pictures
9 Avengers: Infinity War $2,482,000 -54% 1,456 -708 $1,705 $669,466,449 9 Disney

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Won’t You Be My Neighbor? $1,875,000 87% 348 252 $5,388 $4,130,778 3 Focus Features
2 Book Club $920,000 -50% 672 -984 $1,369 $64,659,212 6 Paramount Pictures
3 Gotti $812,000 -53% 466 -37 $1,742 $3,253,691 2 Vertical Entertainment
4 Adrift $780,000 -65% 871 -1058 $896 $29,082,935 4 STX Entertainment
5 American Animals $576,215 173% 339 267 $1,700 $1,461,639 4 The Orchard
6 Overboard $565,000 30% 325 -256 $1,738 $49,388,977 8 Lionsgate / Pantelion
7 Breaking In $355,000 -18% 223 -281 $1,592 $45,766,515 7 Universal Pictures
8 Hearts Beat Loud $319,349 29% 104 21 $3,071 $795,020 3 Gunpowder & Sky
9 First Reformed $228,000 -34% 151 -122 $1,510 $2,857,677 6 A24
10 A Quiet Place $170,000 -53% 215 -182 $791 $186,862,505 12 Paramount
11 The Seagull $97,071 -29% 145 -66 $669 $1,057,421 7 Sony Pictures Classics
12 Upgrade $95,000 -82% 101 -545 $941 $11,483,400 4 OTL Releasing
13 Black Panther $74,000 -49% 115 -31 $643 $699,745,468 19 Disney
14 Hotel Artemis $72,151 -93% 163 -2136 $443 $6,558,125 3 Global Road
15 Show Dogs $65,834 -62% 135 -292 $488 $17,296,151 6 Global Road Entertainment

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Catcher Was A Spy $122,494 49 $2,500 $122,494 1 IFC Films
2 A Wrinkle in Time $90,000 -95% 90 -155 $1,000 $100,389,926 16 Walt Disney Pictures
3 The Rider $41,646 -42% 54 -40 $771 $2,204,280 11 Sony Pictures Classics
4 Lobster Cop $35,000 12 $2,917 $35,000 1
5 Boundaries $30,395 5 $6,079 $30,395 1 Sony Pictures Classics
6 The King $29,050 2 $14,525 $29,050 1 Oscilloscope Laboratories
7 Eating Animals $23,056 -33% 6 4 $3,843 $62,390 2 IFC Films
8 Summer 1993 $22,500 12% 17 -1 $1,324 $133,226 5 Oscilloscope Laboratories
9 Disobedience $21,811 -35% 24 -23 $909 $3,418,505 9 Bleecker Street
10 The Guardians $13,582 16% 6 -3 $2,264 $103,761 8 Music Box Films
11 On Chesil Beach $12,353 -57% 22 -51 $562 $712,746 6 Bleecker Street
12 Rodin $6,432 280% 4 2 $1,608 $24,108 4 Cohen Media Group
13 Chappaquiddick $5,078 4% 8 -6 $635 $17,380,182 12 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
14 Spiral $3,682 2 $1,841 $3,682 1 Cohen Media Group
15 Breath $950 -76% 2 -8 $475 $30,970 4 FilmRise
Chris Eggertsen

4 Comments

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    Orlando June 24, 2018

    I think both “Incredibles 2” and JWFK will reach $1 billion worldwide, just in slightly different ways. I2 will earn more of it’s total gross domestically while JWFK will obviously earn more of it’s total overseas. While there are more bih hits on the way this year, o think this is the last opening of at least $150m we’ll see this year. Since Disney refuses to put “Black Panther” back in more theaters for a week or so, BP is going to have to keep playing in theaters for another 3-4 weeks to reach $700m domestic.

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    Mike T. Blakesley June 24, 2018

    It isn’t “amazing” that Incredibles 2 surpassed the original’s lifetime domestic gross in 7 days, considering ticket prices have gone up considerably since then, plus 3-D and premium formats have inflated ticket prices. Tell us how long it takes I2 to surpass the original’s TICKET SALES NUMBERS, not dollars, if you want to do meaningful reporting. To do it in dollars makes the article seem like studio fluff.

    The only time “dollars” is relevant is when discussing movies released in the previous year or so.

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      Fred June 26, 2018

      @Mike T. Blakesley – As of yesterday “Incredibles 2” made $360 million domestic, the original Incredibles film adjusted domestic gross is $385 million. So I2 will likely catch the original in ticket sales by Friday which will be it’s 15th day of release, to me that’s pretty damn impressive. Also keep this in mind, this will be the first animated film to reach $500 million domestic. It might have had a pretty good shot at reaching $600m domestic, but I think it took a little too big of a hit last weekend for that. I think I2 will likely finish somewhere between $530-$570m domestic.

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      TTVOMJ June 26, 2018

      another weekly hopeful person who doesnt have anyone to warn him he shouldnt compete on american idol xD

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