Fallen Kingdom Stomps Its Way to $150 Million Debut

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Although this doesn't come near its predecessor Jurassic World's record-setting $208.8 million us opening, this far exceeds Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment's expectations of the film opening with $130 million.

Refresh for latest...: Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom scored a hat-trick this weekend, taking the No. 1 position at the worldwide box office for the third frame in a row. The latest dinosaur thriller, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, hit U.S. theaters this weekend and opened with big numbers. Sequels of this sort usually make more money, especially with how hard the film got pushed, so it not even sniffing the original's box office is a bit of a letdown. This is the fourth biggest opening weekend of 2018, behind Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther and Incredibles 2.

Disney and Pixar's "Incredibles 2" followed up its record-breaking opening with a strong second weekend, bringing in an estimated $80.9 million. That brings the movie's global haul to $711.5 million after having opened in most markets overseas three weeks ago.

The overall $280 million weekend at the box office puts the industry 8.5 percent ahead of this time year.

You can see the full Top 10 list for the June 22-24 United States box office below, as compiled by Box Office Mojo.

Have you seen Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom yet? Also, this opening is Universal Pictures second biggest domestic opening ever after Jurassic World in 2015. In "Fallen Kingdom", directed by J.A. Bayona, the dinosaurs are again threatened with extinction because of a soon-to-explode volcano.