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Universal Pictures has a lot to roar about after Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdompremiered to an impressive $150 million in U.S. theaters over the weekend.

Although the sequel’s debut fell short of its 2015 predecessor’s opening,Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is absolutely crushing the box office internationally, where it’s been in theaters for several weeks now. The film has already earned $711.5 million worldwide, making it the third-largest worldwide release of 2018 already, with only Avengers: Infinity Warand Black Pantherahead of it.

To go along with all that box-office money, theFallen Kingdom also has a pretty good reputation with audiences, who gave it an A- grade. (Only slightly down from the A grade the previous film received.) Professional critics weren’t as kind, though, leaving the film with a 50 percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

#TitleWeekend U.S. TotalWorldwide Total
1.Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom$150M$150M$711.5M
2.Incredibles 2$80.9M$350.3M$485M
3.Ocean’s 8$11.6M$100.3M$170.9M
5.Deadpool 2$5.2M$304.1M$707.1M
6.Solo: A Star Wars Story$4M$202.1M$353.4M
9.Avengers: Infinity War$2.4M$669.4M$2.03B
10.Won’t You Be My Neighbor?$1.8M$4.1M$4.1M

As for the weekend’s other big movie, Disney and Pixar’s animated sequelIncredibles 2 continued its epic run by adding another $80.9 million to its domestic ticket sales.

The long-awaited sequel has already passed the box-office earnings of 2004’sThe Incredibles over the course of its entire run, and is currently the fourth-biggest Pixar film and Disney’s fifth-biggest animated feature of all time. Basically, it’s a huge success after two weeks, and it’s only getting bigger.

The rest of the weekend’s top films were all returning features, with bothOcean’s 8 and Deadpool 2continuing their strong runs, andInfinity War continuing to boost its worldwide numbers as it closes in onStar Wars: The Force Awakens on the all-time worldwide box office rankings.Avengers is currently just $30 million behindThe Force Awakens in the worldwide record books, and could pass the Star Wars sequel (and become the third-highest-grossing film of all time worldwide) in the coming weeks.

There’s not much competition forJurassic World: Fallen Kingdom this upcoming week, as the biggest releases are shaping up to be basketball comedyUncle Drew and drug-war sequelSicario: Day of the Soldado.

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