“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” continues to top the box office with $59 million from 4,485 North American locations.
This is a 60 percent decline from the movie’s opening weekend when it raked in $148 million, which was the 20th-best of all time. So far, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” has made $204.8 million at the box office domestically and $809 million worldwide. Only 25 movies have topped the $60 million domestic mark in the second weekend at the box office.
Like other blockbuster films, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” has a scene after the credits. However, this scene did not show anything new to the audience, nor did it entice them to want to see “Jurassic Word 3.”
Co-writer Colin Trevorrow has a goal to bring the dinosaurs into the real world to wreak havoc and chaos while questionable military forces and governments scramble to weaponize the dinosaurs. In order to accomplish this goal of chaos, “Jurassic World 2” severs ties to “Jurassic Park” by destroying the theme park and the island of Isla Nublar.
The dinosaurs are auctioned off in the United States at shockingly low prices. However, the Mosasaurus escapes into the ocean before the island is destroyed by a volcanic eruption.
In the end, the heroes Claire Dearing, Owen Grady, and Maisie Lockwood, release 11 dinosaur species into the wild. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” ends with a heard of dinosaurs invading California and beyond: The T-Rex breaks into a zoo, Blue, the Velociraptor, terrorizes a small town, and the Mosasaurus eats unsuspecting surfers on a beach somewhere. All this is happening while Jeff Goldblum repeats his dire warnings, which he has been saying since 1993.
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In second place is Disney-Pixar’s “Incredibles 2.” The movie is in its third weekend with $44 million. “Incredibles 2” has been a box-office hit for Disney, earning $407 million in the U.S. and $156.9 million across the globe. The movie tops “Finding Dory” for the biggest opening weekend for an animated film of all time at $182 million.
Aiming for $18.2 million and third place is “Sicario: Day of the Soldado.” The movie debuted at $7,485 million. The sequel stars Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin as the former undercover operative and the CIA agent. Taylor Sheridan wrote “Sicario” and its sequel with Stefano Sollima directing. So far, Rotten Tomatoes has rated the film with a 64 percent fresh rating.
In 2015, “Sicario” opened with $12.1 million. The original movie, which included Emily Blunt, earned a 93 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and three Oscar nominations.
“Uncle Drew” could open to $16 million in 2,742 locations. This movie is an NBA comedy that stars Shaquille O’Neal, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish, Kyrie Irving, and Nick Kroll. On opening day, the movie earned $6.13 million.
This movie is about getting the old team back together to win a street-ball tournament and prove that seniors still have what it takes to win the big one. “Uncle Drew” earned a 67 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and an A CinemaScore.
By Jeanette Smith
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