'Jurassic World' sequel stomps its way to $150 million debut
NEW YORK (AP) - The dinosaurs still rule the box office.
"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" surpassed expectations to open with an estimated $150 million in ticket sales in U.S. and Canada theaters over the weekend. While that total didn't approach the record-breaking debut of 2015's "Jurassic" reboot, it proved the franchise still roars loudly among moviegoers.
It also gave Hollywood its first back-to-back $100 million-plus openings in a non-holiday period. After opening with $182.7 million last week, Pixar's acclaimed sequel "The Incredibles 2" slid 56 percent in its second week, with an $80.9 million haul.
The female-fronted heist film "Ocean's 8" also crossed $100 million domestically with $11.7 million in its third week.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Business Owner wants to help revitalize Northgate neighborhood
High-profile sex offender able to post expensive bond; released from jail
Comite Diversion Canal fully funded, project could start soon
Authorities rescue man dangling from power line after work accident along LA...
Attorney requests change of venue, cites Confederate monument