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Incredibles Too Incredible; Jurassic World: Fallen Opening - Week 9

Avengers: Infinity War
Deadpool 2
Incredibles 2
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Ocean's 8
Solo: A Star Wars Story
For only the second time in history, two films have opened with $100+ openings in back to back weeks! This last happened in 2007 with Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and Shrek the Third. Wow, it’s weird to even think back and go, “Oh yeah, there was a time Johnny Depp and Mike Meyers were a pretty big thing.” The #1 song of 2007 was Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable” and I guess she was right… Everyone else except for her was replaceable. To the left, to the left, indeed.

The Incredibles 2 opened with a truly incredible $182.7 million. This was the largest debut ever for an animated feature, besting Finding Dory’s $135 million start. FD went on to top the summer season of 2016 with $486 million dollars. Could The Incredibles 2 become the first animated film to crack $500 million?! Could I be so screwed for putting it as my #3 and predicting Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom could top it?! The answer is likely yes and yes. I think someone forgot to tell Jurassic World, “No capes!”

Speaking of the “other” $100+ million opener, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom did rise above the Mesozoic Period with a $148 million debut. While certainly not shabby (it’s higher than Deadpool 2 or Solo), it’s $60 million less than what Jurassic World exploded with in 2015. Maybe instead of spending so much time trying to change Claire’s shoes, they should’ve tried to change the plot.

Like most Jurassic Park movies, it’s generally fine while it’s playing. There’s just a higher number than normal of “Now, wait a minute” moments that you process afterwards to give you pause. For example, the classic “How close can people get to lava again?” How did a boat traveling 30 mph travel 3000 miles in a night? How exactly do 200 elegantly dressed illegal arms dealers and their escorts arrive in limos at a secluded mansion in Northern California and no one from Truckee, Yreka, Weed or Ukiah notice? More importantly, does Zillow have the basement of this mansion listed as roughly the size of Iceland? I get how were talking about a series based on genetically recreated dinosaurs, yet Mr. DNA tried to explain how this was feasible in the first film. No one tried to pass off any of these other things as making sense.

Onto the other contenders/pretenders… Ocean’s 8 crossed $100 million total and will likely cap-off around $125. Deadpool 2 surpassed $300 million and is aiming for a $320 million finale. Solo did the same at the $200 million level and will crawl to a $220 million bar on the outskirts of Tatooine. With that “bar” being set at only $220 million or so, there may just be space for Solo to find itself outside the Top Five at the very end giving hope to any pooler who banked on Ant-Man & The Wasp, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Skyscraper, or, of course, The Meg.

The Top Five If Today Was Labor Day:
#1. Avengers: Infinity War - $669.6 million
#2. The Incredibles 2 - $349.8 million
#3. Deadpool 2 - $304.1 million
#4. Solo: A Star Wars Story - $202.6 million
#5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - $148 million




by Matt Neuenburg on 06/27/2018

Movies Mentioned in this Post: Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, Incredibles 2, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Ocean's 8, Solo: A Star Wars Story
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