Chris Pratt led “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” to the top spot on its opening weekend at the global box office, ahead of “Ocean’s 8” and “Deadpool 2.” The weekend also saw “Avengers: Infinity War” edge closer to the $2 billion mark, while the latest “Star Wars” movie continues to disappoint.
Although yet to open in US theaters, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” — directed by Juan Antonio Bayona — has already stomped its way to the top spot at the international box office. The film, starring Chris Pratt, is the latest addition to the cult 1990s franchise. It grossed $151M on its opening weekend, and its success is likely to continue when the movie opens in the US, June 22.
The “Ocean’s 8” team also enjoyed a good opening weekend, grossing over $53M worldwide. Eleven years to the day since the release of the franchise’s last film — “Ocean’s Thirteen” — Gary Ross’s all-female heist movie, starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Rihanna, comes in second place after opening June 8 in the US.
Comic-book antihero Deadpool continues to draw fans of the Marvel Universe into theaters after almost a month on release. Coming third in the global ranking, “Deadpool 2” — directed by David Leitch — had another good weekend, grossing over $32M, bringing its total to $655M. Deadpool even managed to beat Ron Howard’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story” once again. The latest movie in the intergalactic franchise is still struggling to match its predecessors’ popularity after scoring the worst opening of any Disney-produced “Star Wars” movie.
Slowly but surely, “Avengers: Infinity War” continues to edge towards the $2 billion mark in total grosses. The Russo brothers’ blockbuster now totals $1.998 billion since its release.
Global box office top 10:
1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – $151.1M
2. Ocean’s 8 – $53.7M
3. Deadpool 2 – $32.1M
4. Solo: A Star Wars Story – $26.4M
5. Avengers: Infinity War – $17.7M
6. Hereditary – $16.5M
7. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha – $9M
8. How Long Will I Love U – $8.5M
9. Happiness Is Coming – $6.9M
10. Black Water – $6.2M