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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Roars to Life With $150 Million Opening

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the jurassic franchise is far from extinct, if the latest box office results are any indication.

universal pictures' jurassic world: fallen kingdom took a $150 million bite out of the domestic box office its opening weekend, which is of course less than the $208.8 million amassed by its predecessor over the course of its debut weekend, however the sequel's own success is nothing to scoff at.

fallen kingdom didn't have major competition when it came to new movies this weekend, however the incredibles 2, which opened last week, managed to show some staying power, picking up an additional $80 million, bringing its domestic haul to an approximate $350.3 million. its opening weekend the disney/pixar sequel raked in $187.2 million.

related: how fallen kingdom completely changed the jurassic world franchise

in its third weekend, the caper ocean's 8 crossed the $100 million mark at the domestic box office, taking in an additional $11.6 million the third time around. additionally, deadpool 2 earned another $5.2 million, officially passing the $300 million mark at the domestic box office.

directed by j.a. bayona from a script by colin trevorrow and derek connolly, jurassic world: fallen kingdom stars chris pratt, bryce dallas howard and b.d. wong, joined by toby jones, rafe spall, justice smith, daniella pineda, ted levine, geraldine chaplin, james cromwell, and jeff goldblum.

(via variety)

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