Fallen Kingdom Burns up the Box Office Again

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Every dinosaur has its day, they say. Or, in the case of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, about 10 of ’em … and counting.

Fallen Kingdom scored its second straight box-office win this weekend, collecting an estimated $60 million in North America and pushing its total domestic gross to $264.8 million. Count up the cash it has taken overseas, and Universal Pictures’ dynamic dinos are nearing $1 billion worldwide (about $932.4 million as of this press date). That might be just enough to genetically engineer a new breed of dinosaur: A tycoonosaurus, maybe. Or a bankiraptor. Casheceratops, maybe? Dino-wrangler Owen Grady could name it “Green.”

But Fallen Kingdom didn’t exactly leave its competition in the primordial dust. Another cinematic titan, Incredibles 2, finished a very respectable second with about $45.6 million in weekend receipts. The Pixar film has now earned $439.7 million in three weeks of work—making it already the second-highest grossing film in the Pixar stable  (behind Finding Dory with $486.3 million), according to Box Office Mojo. Oh, and it’s third on the all-time animated list, too, trailing Dory and, oddly, Shrek 2 ($441.2 million). (Yeah, you may still have “Let It Go” on permanent repeat in you minivan, but Frozen’s just sixth on the all-time animated list with $400.7 million. Go figure.)

A couple of newcomers come next in our weekly countdown. Sicario: Day of the Soldado landed in third place with $19 million, while the geriatric basketball comedy Uncle Drew took fourth with $15.5 million (about one-tenth of what basketball star LeBron James gets for signing with the Los Angeles Lakers). Ocean’s 8 closes out the top five with $8 million.

Can Fallen Kingdom make it three in a row? I think not. These prehistoric titans are about to get a new contender: A really, really small one.

Who wrote this?

Paul Asay has been writing for Plugged In since 2007 and loves superheroes and finding God in unexpected places. In addition, Paul has also written several books, with his newest—Burning Bush 2.0—recently published by Abingdon Press. When Paul’s not reviewing movies, he hikes with his wife, Wendy, runs marathons with his grown kids, Colin and Emily, and beats back unruly houseplants. Follow him on Twitter @AsayPaul.

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