Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ is No. 1 at the box office again
But audiences came out in larger-than-expected numbers for “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” and “Uncle Drew.”
LOS ANGELES — The “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” dinosaurs ruled the box office for a second weekend in a row but left a little room for more modest newcomers like “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” and the basketball comedy “Uncle Drew” to over-perform in the crowded marketplace.
Studios on Sunday estimated that the blockbuster sequel to “Jurassic World” earned an additional $60 million in its second weekend in North American theaters, bringing its domestic total to $264.8 million. While its second weekend drop was about 10 percent steeper than that of the first film, the film has grossed $932.4 million worldwide to date and is barreling toward the $1 billion mark.
The dinosaurs didn’t gobble up all the attention over the weekend, however. “Incredibles 2,” now in its third weekend in theaters, took second place, with $45.5 million, bringing its domestic total to $439.7 million.
North American audiences came out in larger-than-expected numbers for both the action thriller “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” and “Uncle Drew.”
The “Sicario” sequel, starring Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro, earned $19 million to take third place. The film, which is distributed by Sony Pictures, cost a reported $35 million to $40 million to produce.
Landing in fourth place was the basketball comedy “Uncle Drew,” which features NBA All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Shaquille O’Neal. With a production price tag under $20 million, the film exceeded expectations, grossing $15.5 million, and got audience stamp of approval, with an A CinemaScore.
The ad and marketing campaign included spots during the NBA playoffs and finals, a Wheaties box featuring Irving as Uncle Drew and an “Uncle Drew” capsule collection from Nike.
Lionsgate, which distributed the movie, knew the film had built-in marketability because of the celebrity of the stars, but it was also pleased to discover that the film appealed to non-basketball fans in early screenings, too.
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