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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom eats up $150 million on opening weekend

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Jun 24, 2018, 12:41 PM EDT

The Jurassic Park franchise appear to still have bite. It didn't take long for the dinosaurs from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom to devour Incredibles II's reign at the box office.

The J.A. Bayona-directed Jurassic World sequel roared in at No.1 at the box office this weekend, eating up an estimated $150 million in ticket sales for its three-day opening domestically, according to Box Office Mojo. Globally, Fallen Kingdom had raked in $700 million globally, said a report from The Hollywood Reporter

Although this doesn't come near its predecessor Jurassic World's record-setting $208.8 million U.S. opening, this far exceeds Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment's expectations of the film opening with $130 million. 

Playing in 4,475 theatres in North America this weekend, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom follows dinosaur researcher Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and former park operations manager Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) as they return to the island of Isla Nublar three years after the Jurassic World theme park was destroyed to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that's about to erupt. The film brought in an estimated $58.7 million on Friday, including $15.3 million from Thursday previews. 

After topping the box office last week, Pixar's Incredibles II comes in at second place, estimated to pull in $80 million for the weekend. The record-breaking superhero sequel from Brad Bird raked in $180 million in the U.S. on its opening weekend, and has now earned $293.5 million domestically.  

(Via Box Office Mojo)