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‘Jurassic World 2′ stomps to top while ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ nears $2 billion

/ 09:10 PM June 11, 2018

Image: Universal Pictures International France via AFP Relaxnews

Chris Pratt led “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” to the top spot on its opening weekend at the global box office, ahead of “Ocean’s 8” and “Deadpool 2”. The weekend also saw “Avengers: Infinity War” edge closer to the $2 billion mark, while the latest “Star Wars” movie continues to disappoint.

Although yet to open in United States theaters, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” directed by Juan Antonio Bayona has already stomped its way to the top spot at the international box office. The film, starring Chris Pratt, is the latest addition to the cult 1990s franchise. It grossed $151 million on its opening weekend, and its success is likely to continue when the movie opens in the U.S., June 22.

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The “Ocean’s 8” team also enjoyed a good opening weekend, grossing over $53 million worldwide. Eleven years to the day since the release of the franchise’s last film, “Ocean’s Thirteen”, Gary Ross’s all-female heist movie, starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Rihanna, comes in second place after opening June 8 in the U.S.

Comic-book antihero Deadpool continues to draw fans of the Marvel Universe into theaters after almost a month on release. Coming third in the global ranking, “Deadpool 2” directed by David Leitch had another good weekend, grossing over $32 million, bringing its total to $655 million. Deadpool even managed to beat Ron Howard’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story” once again. The latest movie in the intergalactic franchise is still struggling to match its predecessors’ popularity after scoring the worst opening of any Disney-produced “Star Wars” movie.

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Slowly but surely, “Avengers: Infinity War” continues to edge towards the $2 billion mark in total grosses. The Russo brothers’ blockbuster now totals $1.998 billion since its release.

Global box office top 10 is as follows:

1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – $151.1 million
2. Ocean’s 8 – $53.7 million
3. Deadpool 2 – $32.1 million
4. Solo: A Star Wars Story – $26.4 million
5. Avengers: Infinity War – $17.7 million
6. Hereditary – $16.5 million
7. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha – $9 million
8. How Long Will I Love U – $8.5 million
9. Happiness Is Coming – $6.9 million
10. Black Water – $6.2 million
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