Thursday, May 30, 2024

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” Makes $150 Million, Down $58 Mil from Original, While “Ocean’s 8,” “Solo,” Struggle to Hit Goals


The dinosaurs roared in with $150 million.

“Fallen Kingdom” is number 1, of course, with a bib $150 million weekend. But keep in mind, that’s quite a bit off from the original “Jurassic World.” Three years ago the dino’s had a $208 million opening weekend.

So good news, bad news. The good news is, they’re still in the game. The bad news is, there was a lot less enthusiasm.

Meanwhile, “Ocean’s 8” finally hit $100 million after three weeks. That was a struggle.

“Solo” hit $200 million after its own struggles. The Han Solo movie still has a lot of life left in it.

A nice note: this is the maybe the first ever father-daughter box office report as Ron Howard directed “Solo” and Bryce Dallas Howard stars in “Fallen Kingdom.” Very nice! Couldn’t happen to better people!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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