Weekend Box Office: ‘Sicario 2′ Beating ‘Uncle Drew’ With $19M-Plus Debut

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Two low-budget  films — the intense U.S.-Mexico border drama Sicario: Day of the Soldado and basketball comedy Uncle Drew — are scoring more points than expected at the North American box office, even though they don’t stand a chance of stealing the crown from holdovers Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Incredibles 2, according to Friday returns.
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Sicario 2, from Sony and Black Label Media, earned an estimated $7.5 million on Friday from 3,055 theaters for a debut of $19 million or more (Sony is being more cautious in projecting $18 million). Friday’s gross included $2 million in Thursday previews.

 

Lionsgate and Summit’s Uncle Drew grossed $6.1 million on Friday from 2,742 locations for a projected $16 million-$17 million opening, including $1.1 million in previews.

 

Heading into the weekend, tracking suggested the two films would open in the $10 million-$13 million range.

 

 

Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will easily stay atop the box-office chart in its sophomore outing with nearly $59 million, putting the film’s domestic total at $263 million through Sunday.

Now in its third weekend, Incredibles 2 could earn anywhere $44 million-$45 million for a domestic cume of $430 million-plus. Sometime over the weekend, the Disney and Pixar film will pass up Toy Story 3 ($415 million) to rank as the No. 2 Pixar title of all time domestically behind Finding Dory ($486.3 million), not adjusted for inflation.

 

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  Lionsgate
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