JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM drops with $150m opening weekend in North America

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Despite a slightly lukewarm reception from critics, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has had another successful weekend at the box office.

The film finally opened in North America last week and ended the three-day weekend with $150.1m. Going in to the weekend estimates were around the $130-$140m mark.

Despite shattering those estimates the film does come in around -28% on the $200m+ opening of Jurassic World.

Internationally Fallen Kingdom brought in a further $106.7m. Opening in a further 17 territories the film was able to take the top spot in 16 of those. So far the film has amassed $561.5m from 51 territories outside of North America.

Globally that strong performance puts the film at $711.5m. Though not a guarantee it seems it will cross the coveted $1 billion mark before leaving cinemas towards the back end of the summer period.

With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before.  Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return alongside executive producers Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Pratt and Howard are joined by co-stars James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, while BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles.

Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), the epic action-adventure is written by Jurassic World’s director, Trevorrow, and its co-writer, Derek Connolly.  Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley once again partner with Spielberg and Trevorrow in leading the team of filmmakers for this stunning installment. Belén Atienza joins the team as a producer.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hits UK cinemas on June 6 and June 22 in the US.


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