After Jurassic World's rampage at the box office in 2015, we knew that its sequel would be big. Although it failed to match the performance of its record-breaking predecessor, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom debuted to a solid $148 million when it opened in theaters last weekend. But just like InGen scientists messing with things they ought not to, Fallen Kingdom isn't done, and it is poised for another winning performance at the box office this weekend. For its second frame, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is expected to bring in a respectable $60 million.
According to Deadline, it's estimated that Fallen Kingdom will drop 60% at the box office this weekend to come in at $60 million domestically. This would be a fairly standard second weekend drop for a blockbuster, although 2015's Jurassic World only dropped 49% in its second weekend. The two Jurassic World films now account for Universal's top two domestic openings of all time. Fallen Kingdom has collected $181.2 million over five days in domestic release. The film opened earlier overseas and per Box Office Mojo has earned $567 million so far for a current worldwide total of $748.14 million. J.A. Bayona's sequel film is well on its way to $1 billion and the three-comma club now, and it will inch ever closer this weekend.
Despite the drop off, $60 million will still be easily enough for number one at the box office, as a blockbuster of the size of Fallen Kingdom is given a fairly wide berth on the release calendar. Facing off with the Jurassic World sequel this weekend are a couple of interesting titles, but none that will have the kind of broad blockbuster appeal to dethrone the dinosaurs. Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro return to the drug war for the R-rated Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado, which should match its predecessor, earning $12 million this weekend. Also opening, with predictions pegging it in the $11-$15 million range, is the PG-13 basketball comedy Uncle Drew.
So Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has some runway to clean up with, including the July 4 holiday, before it faces real competition. The next big blockbuster is Ant-Man and the Wasp, which opens two weeks after the dinosaur flick on July 6. The microscopic heroes will almost certainly be the ones to topple the prehistoric leviathans, as tracking has Ant-Man and the Wasp opening at $75 million.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is now playing. There is plenty to discuss, critique and be sad about with J.A. Bayona's movie, so let us know what you think. To see what else could be stomping through the box office in the months ahead, take a look at our release schedule, and for all the latest in box office updates, keep it locked on CinemaBlend.