Sequels dominated the box office with 8 of the top ten movies being follow ups in various franchises with The Equalizer 2 coming out on top, just barely, over Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
The third Hotel Transylvania movie managed to knock out Ant-Man and The Wasp and The Rock to take the top spot at the box office over the weekend.
Ant-Man and The Wasp dominated the weekend with an opening at that was over $12 million above what the first Ant-Man made in its opening weekend while The First Purge continued the solid performances of The Purge franchise for Blumhouse and Fallen Kingdom crossed over the $1 billion mark worldwide.
Fallen Kingdom remained on the top of the box office for a second week in a row while new releases Sicario: Day of the Soldado and Uncle Drew did better than expectations.
Although it didn’t reach the insane heights of Jurassic World, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom still had a gigantic opening while Incredibles 2 also put up a ton of competition and became the second highest grossing film of the summer in its second week of release.
Incredibles 2 dominated the box office with the biggest animated and G/PG openings of all time and making it into the top 10 for a bunch of other record lists.
Ocean’s 8 topped the box office with the best, unadjusted, opening for the Ocean’s franchise while Hotel Artemis bombed and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opened internationally to some big numbers.
Solo remained on the top of the box office for a second week but it suffered a 65% drop off from last week and will most likely be the first Star Wars movie under Disney to lose money.
Probably due to a variety of factors and some big competition at the box office, Solo did not perform up to the expectations of Disney over the holiday weekend, making far less than any of it’s predecessors in the new wave of Star Wars films.
Although it didn’t quite top his first movie, Deadpool’s second adventure still had one of the biggest R rated openings of all and pushed Thanos and The Avengers out of the top spot at the box office.