Dinosaurs rose and records fell as Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opened at No.1 in the Philippines, amassing an extinction-proof P213.8-million opening weekend gross in five days (June 6 - June 10).
Clearly a box-office winner despite the rainy weather, the J.A. Bayona-helmed sequel to the 2015 classic franchise reboot registered Universal Pictures’ second biggest opening weekend of all time, (behind its predecessor, Jurassic World, which was released over a 3-day Independence day weekend).
The film’s opening day gross of P38-M also broke the record for the biggest non-holiday opening day for a Universal title; and the biggest opening day for Jurassic Park/World franchise.
The Chris Pratt-starrer is predicted to continue enjoying robust box-office receipts as more fans are expected to troop to the cinemas when the rain stops and the due to the holidays.
Internationally, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom bowed in 48 foreign markets and is looking at an estimated full weekend opening of $151.1-million worldwide.
Currently, Fallen Kingdom has scored the fifth-biggest international opening weekend of 2018.
About Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
It’s been three years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.
When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.
With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Now playing in Philippine cinemas, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.