Sci Fi Box Office: Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom Has a Monstrous Debut

By | June 26, 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom took a big bite out of the Box Office this past weekend as it opened at the top spot domestically with a $148 million tally. That is down from the $200+ opening for Jurassic World in 2015, but still has the sequel on track for possibly half a billion for its U.S. theatrical run. Plus, the film opened up two weeks earlier in the international market and it is currently at $715 million worldwide which should already have it well in the black, before Hollywood Accounting is factored in. Last weekend’s strong opener The Incredibles 2 still packed a punch in its second week as it slipped only one slot and is already at $350 million in the States, almost $90 million more than the entire domestic theatrical run for the first film. Tack on an additional $135 million in the international market, and this one should be considered a money-maker as well.

As for the other genre entries, Deadpool 2 held at Number 5 and that has taken in a healthy $707 million vs. its $110 million budget. Solo: A Star Wars Story slipped to Number 6 and continues to look like it will be well in the red when it finishes its theatrical run. The horror film Hereditary held at Number 7 and taken in nearly $50 million worldwide vs. a $10 million budget. Avengers: Infinity Wars slipped to Number 9 but it officially passed the $2 billion mark this past week. Rampage returned to the Top 20, and while that one has not performed as well in the U.S., its global tally of $423 million should have it in the black.

Falling out of the Top 20, indy film Upgrade slipped to Number 27 after four weeks. Made on a budget of only $4 million, though, it should have turned a profit in its theatrical run and will add to that once it hits home video. A Wrinkle in Time fell out of the Top 20 (for the third time) and should be heading off to home video now to try and make up some of the shortfall from its disappointing theatrical run. Hotel Artemis slipped to Number 31 and it will also have to hope that it fares better in the home video market.

The First Purge is the next genre entry up as that one gets a July 4th release. It is followed two days later by Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6th. You can see trailer for those 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 22-24:

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

1 (n/a) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Week 1, $148M ($715M), $170M
2 (1) The Incredibles 2, Week 2, $350M ($484M), $200M
5 (5) Deadpool 2, Week 6, $304M ($707M), $110M
6 (4) Solo: A Star Wars Story, Week 5, $203M ($354M), $300M
7 (7) Hereditary, Week 3, $35M ($48M), $10M
9 (8) Avengers: Infinity War, Week 9, $670M ($2.03M), $320M
12 (23) Rampage, Week 11, $98M ($423M), $120M

Dropped out of the Top 20:

27 (16) Upgrade, Week 4, $11M ($9M), $4M
29 (13) A Wrinkle in Times, Week 16, $100M ($133M), $110M
31 (14) Hotel Artemis, Week 3, $7M ($6M), $15M


Coming Soon

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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