Incredibles 2 may be kicking butt in North America, but the rest of the world mostly belongs to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The Universal/Comcast Corp. release opened in 48 markets last weekend with a $150.9 million Wed-Sun debut. It had $202m heading into the weekend and then snagged a whopping $34.4m opening day in China on Friday. We may see a $125m Fri-Sun debut in what is now the biggest moviegoing market in the world, which would be larger than Jurassic World’s $99m Wed-Sun debut three years ago.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom doesn’t open in North America until next Friday, but by that time we may already have a pretty good idea of its global box office fortunes. The Universal/Comcast Corp. release opened with $150.9 million in its first five days of overseas release in 48 territories. It opens this weekend in Egypt, Kuwait, Pakistan and China. It opens next weekend in North America along with Mexico, Canada and six other territories. So, yes, the significant region this weekend is China.
The Jurassic series of dino adventures, which began with Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park in 1993, counts five pictures to date. With this weekend’s numbers, it lands in the Top 10 franchises of all time.
Fallen Kingdom opened last weekend to $151M in 48 markets and on a different release pattern to 2015’s Jurassic World which went on to gross $1.67B globally. All 51 release markets so far in the current staggered rollout have opened the J.A. Bayona-helmed sequel to No. 1