BOX OFFICE REPORT
June 22-24, 2018
(estimates from BoxOfficeMojo.com)
|Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom||$150.0 million|
|Incredibles 2||$80.9 million|
|Ocean's 8||$11.6 million|
|Deadpool 2||$5.2 million|
With no competition, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom devoured the box office. Thought it's far less than the record-breaking opening its predecessor stunned the world with in 2015, its $150 million debut is still one of the biggest debuts of the year. It's already made more than $560 million internationally, so it's certainly on pace for $1 billion. While it's unlikely to get to $600 million, it's still going to be one of the year's biggest hits.
Incredibles 2 fell to second place, but its $80.9 million is one of the biggest second weekends ever. With more than $350 million in the bank already, it's now the third-biggest movie of the year in just 10 days. It will also be the third-biggest Pixar movie by tomorrow. (It currently sits about $6 million behind Inside Out.) It's now a question of when – not if – it tops Finding Dory to become the biggest animated movie ever.
Ocean's 8 dropped to third, making it the biggest comedy of 2018. Tag is down to fourth, topping its modest $28 million budget. Deadpool 2 has reason to celebrate, but it comes with a caveat. It crossed the $300 million threshold. Were it not for Incredibles 2, it would be the third-biggest movie of the year, but it's slipped to fourth because Pixar cannot be stopped.
Outside the top 5:
- This Weekend's Indie Champ: The King, the new documentary about Elvis Presley and the decline of America. It averaged $14,525 on its pair of screens.
- Solo: A Star Wars Story did pass $200 million, a somewhat decent consolation. That's good for the fifth biggest movie of the year, but you all know how big a disappointment this one's been.
- In its third weekend in theaters, the documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor? has leapt into the top 10. It's now the fourth-biggest limited release of the year, and could be the biggest by summer's end.
Sicario: Day of the Soldado will absolutely have a bigger opening weekend than its predecessor had in any weekend. That film made only $46 million, and this one will definitely top that, but not this weekend. A $25 million debut should be good enough for third place. That will be better than Uncle Drew, which I would be shocked if it made more than $10 million. (I still think this should have been an HBO special a la Andy Samberg's Tour de Pharmacy.)