'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' enjoys strong $150 million opening

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June is looking mighty good at the box office. Last weekend, Incredibles 2 set records with its $182.6 million bow, the highest ever for an animated film. This weekend, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opened to $150 million—a $58 million drop from Jurassic World’s debut in June of 2015, but still solid considering the stiff competition Incredibles 2 put up. That film, meanwhile, brought in $80.9 million over its second weekend, bringing its total domestic haul to $350.3 million.

Further down in the top five, Ocean’s 8 dropped a mere 38.6% for a third weekend haul of $11.6 million (total $100.3 million). Ensemble comedy Tag also enjoyed a strong hold from its release last weekend, dropping only 45% for a $8.2 million weekend gross (total $30.3 million). Rounding out the top five was Deadpool 2; its $5.2 million weekend gross brings its domestic total to $304.1 million and its worldwide gross to $707.1 million.

Focus Features expanded its well-reviewed documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? from 96 theatres to 348, landing it in the top 10 with a $1.8 million gross. New to theatres in limited release were The Catcher was a Spy ($122,494), Lobster Cop ($35,000), Boundaries ($30,395), The King ($29,050), Damsel ($21,000), Araby ($10,179) and Spiral ($3,682).