Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is currently sitting at the apex of Hollywood box office success, as it just pulled in a $150 million opening weekend at the domestic box office. And that’s just the money it made in North America.
According to Box Office Mojo, Incredibles 2 right now is in second place at $81 million, followed by Oceans 8 at $11.7 million, Tag at $8.2 million, and Deadpool 2 at $5.3 million.
At the beginning of the year, Hollywood executives began worrying about the lackluster performances of movies, with the exception of Stephen King’s It, which broke records as the highest grossing horror film of all time.
Industry executives placed the blame on a few different things, including the advent of streaming through platforms like YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu, as well as the fact that people have access to technology so they don’t have to leave the house anymore to go to the movie theater.
However, if analysts are correct in their prediction of the continual and slow downfall of movie theaters, then this summer will prove to be one of the last years. Film studios have seen one success after another, including the films mentioned above.
However, while Jurassic World did well at the box office, many critics weren’t that impressed, with several prominent ones calling it boring and lacking substance. It currently has a rating of 50% based on 255 reviews and an average audience rating of 5.7/10.
The critical consensus on Metacritic says even though the production of the film was phenomenal, there were relatively few “genuinely thrilling moments.”
CinemaScore, however, gave it a much higher rating. Moviegoers gave it an “A-” from an A+ to F scale, while PostTrack gave it an 82% overall score. Either way, the movie did exceedingly well at the international box office, as it currently has made over $700 million in its opening weekend.