‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ chomps up box office

Chomp. Chomp. Chomp. Chomp.

That’s the sound of Universal Pictures’ and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom eating up initial box office predictions and digesting $150 million last weekend.

The franchise, showing no sign of extinction, completely dominated even though critical reception was mixed, earning a 50% splat on Rotten Tomatoes. However, audiences enthusiastically went to see the fifth film directed by J.A. Boyana (2016’s A Monster Calls) in the series. Audience scores gave the dino-flick an A- according to CinemaScore.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is now the third-highest grossing film of the year, behind only Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and Marvel’s Black Panther. The film’s opening was also the second best in Universal Pictures. The winner still is held by the original Jurassic World at $208.8m.

In other news, there were actually other films released. For instance, Disney/Pixar’s Incredibles 2 (that other indie film) came in second with approximately $80 million domestically, bringing its domestic total to an incredible $350.3 million.

comScore, the industry partner for real-time box office reporting, provided insight. Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Some 25 years after the original ‘Jurassic Park’ thrilled summer movie audiences, Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opened number one at the North American box office with $150 million.

See the top domestic films below:

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Universal – $150.0M
Incredibles 2 – Disney – $80.9M
Ocean’s 8 – Warner Bros. – $11.7M
Tag – Warner Bros. – $8.2M
Deadpool 2 – 20th Century Fox – $5.2M
Solo: A Star Wars Story – Disney – $4.0M
Hereditary – A24 – $3.8M
Superfly – Sony – $3.4M
Avengers: Infinity War – Disney – $2.5M
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Focus Features – $1.9M
Book Club – Paramount – $0.9M
Gotti – Vertical Entertainment – $0.8M

According to Dergarabedian, Fallen Kingdom has topped the international box office for the third weekend in a row with $106.7 million, including a second weekend atop the China box office where it crossed $200 million. The film has now amassed an estimated $561.5 million internationally, bringing the worldwide total to $711.5 million and counting. The entire franchise has now pushed past the $4.4 billion mark.” The top 12 international below:

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – Universal – $256.7M
Incredibles 2 – Disney – $137.7M
Ocean’s 8 – Warner Bros. – $38.5M
Deadpool 2 – 20th Century Fox – $10.6M
Tag – Warner Bros. – $8.2M
Hereditary – Multiple – $7.6M
Lobster Cop – Multiple – $6.7M
Solo: A Star Wars Story – Disney – $6.6M
Accidental Detective 2, The – CJ Entertainment – $5.3M
Avengers: Infinity War – Disney – $3.8M
Way Of The Bug, The – Multiple Chinese Distributors – $3.6M
Superfly – Sony – $3.4M

Full details regarding the global domestic and international box office results are listed in the table below:

Source: comScore