Mediaweek editor James Manning looks at the weekend box office for June 14-17, 2018.
Revenues for the top 20 movies on the weekend surged 32% on the previous Thursday to Sunday period.
The weekend gross of $18.74m was the second-best weekend since January. The only better weekend was in early May when the opening weekend of Avengers: Infinity War took off with $28.83m and the movie alone accounted for $21.23m of that total.
#1 The Incredibles 2 $10.61m
The animated sequel has become the third-biggest opening of the year, trailing only Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2 on $12.61m. Incredibles 2 opened on 570 screens with a screen average of $18,623. That is the fourth-best screen average this year after the other two movies we mentioned plus Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. The Incredibles sequel is now the second-biggest animated opening of all time, trailing only Shrek 2 back in 2004.
#2 Ocean’s 8 $2.64m
Total to-date has passed $10m after a second weekend saw the takings dip 52%. The movie shed 138 screens to 487, with a screen average of $7,587.
#3 Tag $1.11m
The only other new release to open wide this weekend was the Jeremy Renner comedy buddy movie. The screen average from 270 screens was $4,140.
#4 Deadpool 2 $933,000
After five weekends the movie has had its first weekend under $2m as its total passed $34.5m. The movie has overtaken what The Greatest Showman earned, and next in its sights is Black Panther on just over $40m.
#5 Solo: A Star Wars Story $722,000
The movie should drop out of the top five after this chart, where it has earned $16m after five weekends.
Top photo: The Incredibles 2 © 2018 Disney•Pixar