Sci Fi Box Office: The Incredibles 2 Has an Incredible Opening Weekend

By | June 19, 2018

The long awaited sequel to 2004’s The Incredibles hit the theater this past weekend and delivered the largest opening ever for an animated film. It landed at the top spot at the Box Office and pulled in $183 million which also makes it the eighth largest opening of all-time domestically. This one is currently on track to make over $500 million in the States which should make it profitable (before Hollywood Accounting is factored in) vs. a $200 million budget. Last week’s indy horror entry Hereditary slipped to the Number 7 slot, but that one has pulled in $27 million so far vs. a $10 million budget, so it should be in the black by now. The other indy entry from last week, Hotel Artemis, slipped to Number 14 with a Box Office tally of only $6 million so far, so it will have to make up the difference in home video release.

Almost all of the Spring genre entries have dropped out of the Top 20 now, though A Wrinkle in Time jumped back in for a second time. Apparently Disney gave that one a push to get it to the $100 million mark domestically which it was just short of over the weekend at $99,906,924, but still close enough for Hollywood Accounting. You can see the full ranking of all the genre films in the Top 20 from this past weekend below.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the next Summer Blockbuster people will be lining up for and it opens this weekend. You can see trailer for that and more below and our full Summer preview of sci fi and fantasy movies is at this link.

Here are the sci fi and fantasy movies in the Box Office Top 20 for the weekend of June 15-17:

Rank (Prior Week Rank), Title, Week, Domestic Gross (Worldwide Gross), Budget

1 (n/a) The Incredibles 2, Week 1, $183M ($236M), $200M
4 (2) Solo: A Star Wars Story, Week 4, $194M ($341M), $300M
5 (3) Deadpool 2, Week 5, $295M ($674M), $110M
7 (4) Hereditary, Week 2, $27M ($38M), $10M
8 (5) Avengers: Infinity War, Week 8, $664M ($2.0M), $320M
13 (30) A Wrinkle in Times, Week 15, $100M ($132M), $110M
14 (8) Hotel Artemis, Week 2, $6M ($6M), $15M
16 (9) Upgrade, Week 3, $11M ($9M), $4M

Dropped out of the Top 20:

21 (13) A Quiet Place, Week 11, $186M ($326M), $17M
18 (14) Rampage, Week 9, $96M ($422M), $120M


Coming Soon

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
(June 22nd Wide Release)

With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful franchises 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. RT

Credits: J.A. Bayona (Director), Colin Trevorrow (Writer), Derek Connolly (Writer)

Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B. D. Wong, James Cromwell, Jeff Goldblum

The First Purge
(July 4th Wide Release)

Behind every tradition lies a revolution. Next Independence Day, witness the rise of our country’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness. Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: The First Purge. To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation. RT

Credits: Gerard McMurray (Director), James DeMonaco (Writer)

Starring: Y’Lan Noel, Melonie Diaz, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez

Ant-Man and the Wasp
(July 6th Wide Release)

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past. RT

Credits: Peyton Reed (Director), Andrew Barrer (Writer), Gabriel Ferrari (Writer)

Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Michael Douglas

Mission: Impossible – Fallout
(July 27th Wide Release)

When an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfill his original briefing, the CIA begins to question his loyalty and his motives. Hunt finds himself in a race against time, hunted by assassins and former allies while trying to prevent a global catastrophe. Wikipedia

Credits: Christopher McQuarrie (Writer / Director)

Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Michelle Monaghan

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