Mediaweek editor James Manning looks at the weekend box office for June 21-24, 2018.
The weekend box office returned $21.25m for the top 20 movies. That is up 13% on the previous weekend, which makes it the second-best weekend since mid-January – and it’s not quite school holidays yet.
There was only one new release on the weekend, which drove the revenue lift.
There hasn’t been a weekend like this so far in 2018 with two hit movies both taking over $6m – one of them over $10m.
#1 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom $10.27m
There have now been five Jurassic Park movies in the franchise with the latest the second in a Jurassic World trilogy that started with Jurassic World in 2015. The movie opened on 734 screens – the most since Solo: A Star Wars Story opened on 780. Jurassic World 2, however, had a much better screen average with $13,995, which means the last four weekends have seen the #1 movie with a screen average over $10,000. Solo was the last one that didn’t with $8,478.
#2 The Incredibles 2 $6.54m
The animated hit sequel has had the best second weekend since Avengers: Infinity War did $10.20m. Incredibles 2 was down 38% from its launch weekend, which is better than most recent major openings. The movie shed only 34 screens to 536 while the screen average was a very healthy $12,206. The movie has now taken $19.76m in total.
#3 Ocean’s 8 $1.54m
The all-women heist movie was still holding on 300 screens for its third weekend. The screen average was a touch over $5,000 with the film’s total to-date just over $13m.
#4 Tag $611,000
The buddy comedy that also stars Isla Fisher was down 45% on its second weekend with 234 screens in action for a screen average of $2,614 with a total earn to-date of $2.06m.
#5 Deadpool 2 $405,000
Still in the top five after six weekends, the film has taken $35.20m in that time and it remained on 171 screens across the weekend with a screen average of $2,369.