Weekend Forecast: ‘Uncle Drew’ & ‘Sicario 2’ Offer Blockbuster Alternatives
Last weekend delivered the largest overall June weekend ever.
The top twelve films grossed a combined $271.2 million, of which the top two films — Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Incredibles 2 — accounted for 84% of that gross.
While this weekend’s two new wide releases — Summit’s Uncle Drew and Sony’s Sicario: Day of the Soldado — offer an alternative to summer blockbuster fair, last weekend’s chart toppers will once again dominate, expected to combine for over $100 million alone.
Overall, Summer 2018 has grossed over $2 billion thus far, pacing ~18% ahead of last year’s dismal returns, which resulted in the worst summer movie season in over ten years.
This year’s summer grosses are contributing to a year that is currently pacing 9% ahead of 2017 while the month of June alone is pacing 16% ahead of last year, currently positioned as the second largest June ever.
This weekend looks to keep that pace, expected to deliver a combined gross ahead
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