Jurassic dinos shake earth, boost North American box office

Jurassic dinos shake earth, boost North American box office

Universal Pictures' blockbuster sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is on track to earn an estimated $60 million in ticket sales at 4,485 theaters in the US and Canada, topping the box office for a second frame while holding off solid debuts from Uncle Drew and Sicario: Day of the Soldado.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has landed a second week at No. 1 at the domestic box office after another impressive weekend.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom brings back Chris Pratt's Owen and Bryce Dallas Howard's Claire to the island of Isla Nublar, where the dinosaurs are being threatened with extinction thanks to an active volcano. Right now, the newer movie is flying out in front.

Holding steady in second place is Disney and Pixar's animated superhero sequel Incredibles 2, with an estimated $45.5 million in its third weekend.

This leaves Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) home with the kids, including the angsty teen Violet (Sarah Vowell), the hyper speedster Dash (Huck Milner), and the especially hard baby Jack-Jack. The film also managed to nab an A CinemaScore.

Sicario: Day of the Soldado topped the weekend's new releases with $19 million, good for third place and an over-performance against $12 million expectations.

Cast members (L-R) Benicio Del Toro, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Bruno Bichir, Elijah Rodriguez, Isabela Moner, Josh Brolin, Jeffrey Donovan and Matthew Modine pose at the premiere for the movie "Sicario: Day of the Soldado" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 26, 2018.

Reviews for Soldado were mixed to positive, while audiences gave it a B CinemaScore.

Like "Sicario 2", Lionsgate's sports comedy "Uncle Drew" - based on the Pepsi commercial starring National Basketball Association icon Kyrie Irving - also served as counterprogramming against a series of superhero tentpoles.

Hard-luck streetball team manager Uncle Drew (Irving, in a role that originated in a Pepsi ad) rounds up his old crew ahead of a big tournament in Brooklyn. Uncle Drew was directed by Charles Stone III, written by Jay Longino and produced by Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey. That takes the Disney-Pixar sequel's domestic total up to $438.8 million in three weeks.

Avengers: Infinity War fell to 12th place at the United States box office and brought in $1.4 million, bringing it's domestic box office total to $673 million.

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