Dinosaurs on the rampage proved an irresistible draw once again as the latest Jurassic Park film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, opened slightly above pre-release estimates. The sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World rang up $150 million over its first weekend in domestic release. In comparison, Jurassic World had a $208 million opening domestically when it arrived in theaters over the June 12-14, 2015 weekend.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom faced stiff competition from Incredibles 2 which continues to draw in family audiences. The much-anticipated sequel to The Incredibles continued to perform well over its second weekend in theaters. According to Box Office Mojo, Incredibles 2 has entered the top 10 list of the biggest animated films of all-time after just 10 days in theaters.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will likely retain the top spot at the box office next weekend when it goes up against newcomers Sicario: Day of the Soldado and Uncle Drew. However, dinosaurs and animated superheroes will face stiff competition in two weeks when Ant-Man and the Wasp arrives in theaters.
Box Office Top 10: June 22-24, 2018
- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – $150,000,000
- Incredibles 2 – $80,928,000
- Ocean’s 8 – $11,650,000
- Tag – $8,200,000
- Deadpool 2 – $5,250,000
- Solo: A Star Wars Story – $4,045,000
- Hereditary – $3,809,000
- Superfly – $3,350,000
- Avengers: Infinity War – $2,482,000
- Won’t You Be My Neighbor – $1,875,000
The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Plot: It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.
When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Pratt) and Claire (Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.
With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”