Incredibles 2 soars past The Incredibles at global box office


It was another box office victory for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which topped new releases Sicario: Day of the Soldado and Uncle Drew. The sequel is still well behind 2015's Jurassic World which finished its theatrical run with $652 million domestically and $1.67 billion worldwide.

Disney•Pixar's Incredibles 2 fell by 43% in its third weekend, bringing in an additional $45.5 million and crossing the $400 million mark at the domestic box office, making it the third biggest animated release of all time (as its about to pass Shrek 2's $441 million total) and Disney & Pixar's second biggest animated release ever behind Finding Dory.

"Fallen Kingdom" picked up US$60 million from 4,485 locations in its second outing, bringing its domestic tally to US$264.8 million.

The film opens in France this week and will follow that up with mid-July openings in the United Kingdom and South Korea and continue its roll out throughout the year, ending with Germany in late September.

Director Stefano Sollima's sequel has not been as warmly received among critics.

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Written and directed once again by Brad Bird, Incredibles 2 stars Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Sophia Bush, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Isabella Rossellini, and Brad Bird. The film also managed to nab an A CinemaScore.

In a battle for third place, Sony's borderland thriller Sicario: Day of the Soldado and Lionsgate's basketball comedy Uncle Drew are both exceeding expectations, with the former film grossing about $19 million from 3,055 theaters and the latter taking in about $15.5 million from 2,742 theaters. With a production price tag under $20m, the film exceeded expectations grossing $15.5m and got audience stamp of approval with an A CinemaScore. The movie stars Josh Brolin as Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Matt Graver, who teams up with the mysterious Alejandro Gillick (Benicio del Toro) to stop Mexican drug cartels from smuggling terrorists across the USA border.

Just under Sicario: Day of the Soldado in fourth place is the basketball comedy Uncle Drew, featuring NBA star Kyrie Irving as the character he originated in Pepsi Max commercials.

Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, Lisa Leslie, Erica Ash, J.B. Smoove, Mike Epps, Aaron Gordon, and Tiffany Haddish also star in the film, which was directed by Charles Stone III (Drumline) based on a script from Jay Longino (Skiptrace).

Avengers: Infinity War fell to 12th place at the U.S. box office and brought in $1.4 million, bringing it's domestic box office total to $673 million.