Weekend Box Office: ‘Sicario 2’ and ‘Uncle Drew’ get Swallowed Up
A pair of movies were dino food this weekend
This week “Sicario 2” and “Uncle Drew” hit theaters nationwide, both films were hoping to topple “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” at the box-office, but neither was able to do so. The two films needed a big win this weekend before the holiday releases hit theaters next week, and both fell short. The July 4th holiday will disrupt the standard box-office schedule next week, as the holiday lands on a Wednesday this year. “The First Purge” is premiering in theaters on July 4th, with Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp” scheduled to launch on the traditional Friday.
Universal’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” remained at number-one at the box-office with another $60M weekend. The dino-adventure has now grossed over $264M domestically in just two-weeks. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” was directed by J.A. Bayona, the film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, James Cromwell, Geraldine Chaplin, and Toby Jones.
“Incredibles 2” took second-place, bringing in over $45.5M across 4,410 locations. The Pixar sequel has now made over $439M domestically since the film’s debut three-weeks ago. “Incredibles 2” was written and directed by Brad Bird, the film features the voice-talents of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, and Sarah Vowell.
“Sicario: Day of the Soldado,” from Sony Pictures,” was the highest-grossing new release this weekend. The film brought in $19M across 3,055 locations. “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” was directed by Stefano Sollima, the film stars Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Isabela Moner. The original film, “Sicario,” released back in 2015 and was directed by Denis Villeneuve. The first film in the franchise featured Daniel Kaluuya, Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Jon Bernthal, and made almost $85M worldwide.
Lionsgate’s ” Uncle Drew” only brought in $15.5M this weekend, but we should mention that the film only hit 2,742 locations. “Uncle Drew” was directed by Charles Stone III, the film features Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, and Tiffany Haddish.
The big showdown next weekend will be “The Last Purge” and Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp“. The previous Purge installment, “The Purge: Election Year,” had a $31M opening in 2016 when the film opened against “The BFG” and “The Legend of Tarzan”. That installment went on to make $79M domestically and over $118M worldwide. The original “Ant-Man” debuted in 2015, the film brought in $57M on opening weekend and went on to make over $519M worldwide.