‘Uncle Drew’ Scores at Box Office, But ‘Jurassic World’ Dominates

Uncle Drew (Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment)

Uncle Drew and Sicario: Day of the Soldado both performed better at the weekend box office than analysts expected, but neither newcomer had the muscle to wrangle Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

The dinosaur sequel took in an estimated $60 million this weekend in North America, bringing its two-week total to $264 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo.

Incredibles 2 came in second place with $45.5 million in its third weekend of release.

Taking third and fourth were this weekend’s new releases – Sicario: Day of the Soldado and Uncle Drew.

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Day of the Soldado, starring Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro as a hired government assassin helping to fight the drug war at the U.S.-Mexico border, took third place with $19 million.

That’s compared to Sicario, which opened in 2015 with $12 million following a short run in limited release. This weekend’s sequel played in 3,055 theaters, and earned an average $6,224 per location.

Meanwhile, Uncle Drew opened with $15.5 million.

The basketball comedy about an underdog coach who recruits a team of senior-citizen players to compete in a tournament, stars Lil Rel Howery and NBA player Kyrie Irving. Shaquille O’Neal, Lisa Leslie, Tiffany Haddish and Mike Epps also have roles in the film.

It played in 2,742 theaters, and earned an average $5,653 per location.

Ocean’s 8 rounded out the top five with $8 million.

Overall, the 2018 box office is red hot with a $6 billion take in the first six months.

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