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US Box Office: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” Falls Short Of Predecessor, Still Wins Weekend

While it was not as potent as 2015 predecessor “Jurassic World,” the new “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” still dominated the US weekend box office. According to studio estimates, “Fallen Kingdom” will close the weekend with $150.0 million. The figure trails the $208.8 million earned by the previous film but tops that earned by anything else this weekend. “Incredibles 2,” which takes second place, added $80.9 million to its haul. Its cumulative gross now stands at an impressive $350.4 million. “Ocean’s 8” falls one spot to #3 with $11.7 million (cume now $100.4 million), while “Tag” slips a place to #4 ... Read more

“Incredibles 2” Sets US Opening Day Record For Animated Film, Will Also Set Weekend Record

“Incredibles 2” attracted a considerable amount of attention in its first day at the US box office. Record-setting attention, in fact. The eagerly anticipated sequel earned $71.5 million at the Friday box office (with Thursday previews included). The tally, which ranked as the day’s best by a multiple of 12, is the best ever attained by an animated film. Previous record-holder “Finding Dory” earned $54.8 million on opening day. On track to earn $175-185 million in its first three days, “Incredibles 2” will also set the opening weekend record among animated films. “Dory,” which holds that record as of this ... Read more

“Ocean’s 8” Tops US Weekend Box Office, Sets Franchise Record

In addition to winning the US weekend box office, “Ocean’s 8” sets a new high mark for the franchise. The film will close the weekend with about $41.5 million in US receipts. That figure tops the $39.2 million earned by “Ocean’s Twelve” to rank as the best opening weekend for an “Ocean’s ” film. “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” which spent the past two weekends at #1, takes #2 on this weekend’s chart. It earned $15.2 million, bringing its cumulative gross to $176.1 million. “Deadpool” slips one place to #3 with $13.7 million (cume now $278.7 million), while the new ... Read more

“Ocean’s 8” Wins US Friday Box Office; May Set Franchise’s Opening Weekend High

“Ocean’s 8” just posted the best opening day tally in the history of the “Ocean’s” franchise. It may challenge for the opening weekend record. The film earned $15.8 million at the US Friday box office. While the count may not position “Ocean’s” as a bona fide blockbuster, it easily positioned “Ocean’s 8” as the day’s top film. It also bested the $14.7 million earned by “Ocean’s Twelve” to rank as the best opening day for an “Ocean’s” film. The question now centers on whether “Ocean’s 8” can set the franchise’s opening weekend record. It definitely has a real shot. Analysts ... Read more

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” Endures Big Second Weekend Decline, Still Tops US Box Office

Last weekend’s US box office story involved “Solo: A Star Wars Story” claiming first place but coming well short of expectations. This weekend’s story involves “Solo” claiming first place but enduring a major week-to-week decline. Per studio estimates, “Solo” will close the weekend with $29.3 million in receipts. While enough for #1 on the chart, the tally trails last week’s mark by a whopping 65%. Considering it did not start as well as expected, a second weekend drop of that magnitude is definitely disappointing. By the end of its second weekend, “Solo” will boast a cumulative US total of $148.9 ... Read more

“Deadpool 2” Conquers US Weekend Box Office But Misses R-Rated Record

Based on its impressive first-day total, “Deadpool 2” appeared to have a shot at breaking the opening weekend record for an R-rated film. Based on full weekend estimates, it just missed that mark. Studio estimates have “Deadpool 2” earning $125.0 million at the US box office this weekend. Enough for a dominant weekend victory, the tally nonetheless trails the $132.4 million record held by the original “Deadpool.” It does, however, top the $123.4 million earned by “It” to rank as the second-biggest R-rated opening of all-time. As for this weekend’s box office, “Avengers: Infinity War” takes #2 with $28.7 million. ... Read more

“Deadpool 2” Dominates Friday Box Office, May Challenge For R-Rated Opening Weekend Record

“Deadpool 2” predictably dominated the US Friday box office. The sequel generated an impressive $53.3 million in its first day of release, which marks a new single-day record for an R-rated film. “It,” which held the previous record, earned $50.4 million in its first day. The question now becomes whether “Deadpool 2” can break the opening weekend record for an R-rated film. Predecessor “Deadpool” holds that record of $132.4 million. Analysts have “Deadpool 2” finishing the weekend in the $128-135 million range, so it definitely has a shot at the milestone. “Avengers: Infinity War,” Friday’s #2 film, added $7.2 million ... Read more

“Avengers: Infinity War” Remains #1 At US Weekend Box Office, Crosses $450 Million Total

“Avengers: Infinity War” unsurprisingly repeats as the #1 film at the US weekend box office. The film, which topped last weekend’s box office on the strength of a record-setting bow, will add an estimated $112.5 million to its haul this weekend. Enough for a dominant weekend victory, the tally brings the film’s cumulative domestic total to just under $451 million. Newcomer “Overboard” takes second place on this weekend’s chart. It earned $14.8 million in its first frame. “A Quiet Place” takes third with $7.6 million (cume now $159.9 million), while a weekend haul of $4.9 million positions “I Feel Pretty” ... Read more

“Avengers: Infinity War” Stays Dominant At US Friday Box Office; “Overboard” Takes #2

Setting itself up for another weekend victory, “Avengers: Infinity War” dominated the US Friday box office. The film earned $31.4 million Friday. Easily the day’s #1 tally, the mark positions “Avengers” to earn upwards of $115 million during the three-day weekend. That will be the weekend’s best gross by many multiples. Second place will likely belong to new release “Overboard.” The film took second place Friday with $4.8 million and should close its opening weekend with $13-17 million. “A Quiet Place” took third place with $2.3 million in Friday receipts. Its three-day weekend total should land in the $6-9 million ... Read more

“Avengers: Infinity War” Breaks All-Time Record At US Weekend Box Office

Thanks to its stronger-than-expected Friday performance, “Avengers: Infinity War” made the prospect of setting the opening weekend box office record a legitimate possibility. Based on its strong Saturday and Sunday numbers, “Infinity War” made that outcome a reality. Studio estimates have “Avengers: Infinity War” earning $250 million at the US weekend box office. The count bests the $247.97 million earned by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to rank as a new record. As for this weekend’s box office race, “Infinity War” claims #1 by a factor of more than 23. “A Quiet Place” takes #2 with $10.7 million in receipts ... Read more