Sequels Remain on Top as ‘Sicario 2’, ‘Uncle Drew’ and ‘Sanju’ Open Strong at the BO!!!

Universal‘s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Disney‘s Incredibles 2 remain the weekend’s top two films, generating over $100 million combined. At the same time, Sicario: Day of the Soldado and Uncle Drew served as respectable counter-programming options to the summer blockbuster maelstrom, finishing in third and fourth position respectively. On top of that, Fox International‘s release of Sanju delivered a top ten finish despite playing in just 356 locations.

At number one for a second weekend in a row is Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which dropped an expected 59.5%, pulling in an estimated $60 million. The film’s domestic cume is now just shy of $265 million after ten days of release. Internationally, Fallen Kingdom took in an estimated $56.1 million from 68 markets for an overseas total that currently totals $667.6 million for a worldwide cume that stands at $932.4 million, well on its way to topping $1 billion worldwide over the coming week. The film’s final international market is Japan where it will be released on July 13.

Disney and Pixar‘s Incredibles 2 finished in second place, bringing in an estimated $45.5 million as it begins its third week in release. The film’s domestic cume currently stands at $439.7 million, making it the second highest grossing Pixar film of all-time and third largest animated title ever.

Incredibles 2 also continued its strong performance internationally where it has now topped $200 million for a global tally totaling $646.8 million. China leads all international markets with $40.8 million while the film’s release in Brazil this weekend already ranks as the eighth largest market with an estimated $6.5 million. Most impressive, the film is currently playing in just ~51% of the international marketplace. It will open in France this week and will follow that up with mid-July openings in the UK and South Korea and continue its roll-out throughout the year ending with Germany in late September.

Sony‘s release of Sicario: Day of the Soldado outperformed expectations, bringing in an estimated $19 million opening from 3,055 locations. The film received a “B” CinemaScore and played to an audience that was 59% male and 70% of the overall audience was over the age of 25. This is a strong start for the $35 million production, debuting with $7 million more than the first film brought in over its wide release, ultimately playing for 17 weeks, finishing with an impressive $46.8 million domestic run. While the sequel won’t likely see such a lengthy run, with a start like this it would seem safe to expect Day of the Soldado to finish somewhere over $50 million.

Internationally, Sicario: Day of the Soldado brought in an estimated $8.4 million from 55 markets. The film’s release is being handled by both Sony (13 markets) and Lionsgate (42 markets) and highlights from the film’s international rollout include an estimated $1.2 million in South Korea, $976k in Australia and $944k in the United Kingdom. The film will open in Belgium and the Netherlands this coming week.

Finishing in fourth is Lionsgate‘s comedy Uncle Drew with an estimated $15.5 million from 2,742 locations. The film played to an audience that was 59% male and 58% of the overall audience was over the age of 25. It also received an “A” CinemaScore from opening day audiences. Looking ahead, an overall domestic performance around $35 million seems a safe bet. Not bad for a film spawned from a series of Pepsi commercials.

Rounding out the top five is Warner Bros.’s Ocean’s 8, which had another strong weekend, dropping just 30% for an estimated $8 million three-day and a domestic cume that is now just shy of $115 million. Internationally the film generated an estimated $13.8 million this weekend for an overseas cume that is now $95 million for a global total that now stands at $209.7 million.

Elsewhere, Fox International‘s Sanju debuted with an estimated $2.55 million from just 356 locations, finishing in ninth place. The pic also finished #1 in India with an estimated $21.6 million, which ranks as the second largest Fox opening in the market ever.

Rounding out the top ten for a second weekend in a row is Focus‘s documentary Won’t You be My Neighbor?, which expanded into 654 theaters (+306) this weekend and brought in an estimated $2.29 million. The film’s domestic cume now stands at $7.5 million.

In limited release Neon‘s Three Identical Strangers brought in an estimated $163,023 from five theaters for a chart topping $32,605 per theater average; Bleecker Street‘s Leave No Trace opened in nine locations with an estimated $216,161 ($24,018 PTA); Kino Lorber opened Custody in one theater with an estimated $5,337; FilmRise‘s Dark River brought in $5,100 from two locations; and Parade Deck‘s The Game Changers opened with an estimated $3,142 from one theater.

Overall, the weekend outperformed the same weekend last year as 2018 continues to bring in superb numbers. 2018 has already topped $6 billion in domestic ticket sales, doing so faster than any year prior and is pacing ~8% ahead of the blockbuster year of 2016 that saw ticket sales reach $11.38 billion.

Next week sees the release of Universal and Blumhouse‘s The First Purge, which begins playing in theaters on Wednesday, followed by the release of Disney and Marvel‘s Ant-Man and the Wasp on Friday.

via Box Office Mojo

Title Weekend Gross Weeks
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom $60.0M $264.8M 2
Incredibles 2 $45.5M $439.7M 3
Sicario: Day of the Soldado $19.0M $19.0M 1
Uncle Drew $15.5M $15.5M 1
Ocean’s Eight $8.0M $114.7M 4
Tag $5.6M $40.9M 3
Deadpool 2 $3.5M $310.3M 7
Sanju $2.6M $2.6M 1
Solo: A Star Wars Story $2.3M $207.3M 6
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? $2.3M $7.5M 4
Reported by Box Office Mojo © 2018

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