Get Ready for an Epic Battle at the Box Office This Weekend

Two big sequels are going to vie for box-office supremacy, and it's not clear right now which one will be the winner. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom debuts this weekend, and it will take on The Incredibles 2, which had a monster opening weekend last week and looks to continue strong this week. The clash is going to be spectacular. Read on for detailed predictions.


Via Box Office Mojo.

While it may not appear out of the ordinary, this weekend's release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and its anticipated $100+ million opening will mark only the second time ever that two different films have opened with over $100 million back-to-back at the box office. The first and last time this happened was in 2007 when Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End opened with $114.7 million following Shrek the Third's $121.6 million opening the weekend prior.

In fact, the rarity of what will take place this weekend doesn't end there as only eight times following a $100+ million performance at the weekend box office has a film not repeated at #1 the following weekend. Even more rare, two films have never brought in more than $100 million over the same weekend Should Incredibles 2 drop 45.26% or less this weekend we'll have yet another piece of history to discuss come Sunday morning.

After debuting internationally just over two weeks ago, Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opens this weekend in 4,475 North American theaters. The studio is anticipating a $130 million debut. Remembering back to summer 2015, Jurassic World hit theaters with forecasts anticipating a $125 million opening before roaring to a then-record $208.8 million debut. Analysts suggested everything from Chris Pratt's rising star power to premium formats and the picture's four-quadrant appeal brought in the masses in a way that couldn't be predicted. Now the sequel arrives three years later and you can't help but wonder if expectations are once again too low.

Of course, as already mentioned in our lede, Fallen Kingdom's release on the heels of the monster, $182.6 million debut for Incredibles 2 last weekend doesn't bode well for a similarly super-charged opening this weekend. Even when you consider online ticket retailer Fandango.com reports Fallen Kingdom is leading the company's weekend ticket sales, we also learn Incredibles 2 isn't too far behind, likely taking a big bite out of Fallen Kingdom's family audience.

Get the rest of the story at Box Office Mojo.


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