Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is ruling box office with business of $150 million from 4,475 locations in North America on the weekend.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom falls short of its predecessor’s record claiming $208.8 million. This sequel started off quite well.
The Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard starrer film has already earned $711.5 million total worldwide, including $561.5 million overseas.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom easily led the weekend as the lone release. Incredible 2 enjoyed a heroic second weekend. The Disney-Pixar sequel picked up another $80 million, bringing its domestic total to $350.3 million.
Universal, the studio behind Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” is celebrating its second-best opening ever, only behind “Jurassic World.”
“We are obviously thrilled with our opening at the North American box office,” Jim Orr, head of domestic distribution at Universal, said. “We found that we are playing very broadly in all four quadrants. [J.A. Bayona] really crafted an extraordinarily intense film. I expect word of mouth to be stellar.”
The tent pole, co-produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, is the fifth installment in the “Jurassic” franchise. The film has received a mixed critical response with a 50 percent average on Rotten Tomatoes and an A- Cinema Score.
Moviegoers under the age of 25 accounted for 56 percent of audiences, while 54 percent were males.