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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom earns $10.272m in first weekend box office outing, a 36% fall on first film

The second movie in the reinvigorated Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, has brought in $10.272 million on its first weekend at the box office.

The film premiered on Thursday and has earned a total of $11.034m since its release across 734 screens. 

The first Jurassic World film – released in 2015 as an extension of the Jurassic Park franchise which had finished with Jurassic Park 3 in 2001 – had the sixth-highest grossing opening weekend of all time in Australia, according to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia. Jurassic World sits behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avengers: Infinity War, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and The Twilight Saga: New Moon, after earning $16.070m on its opening weekend.

2015’s Jurassic World is also the seventh top-grossing film of all time in Australia with $52.946m, behind Avatar ($115.633m), Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($94.034m), Avengers: Infinity War ($61.652m), Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($58.052m), Titanic ($57.661m) and The Avengers ($53.250m).

Last weekend’s box office leader, Incredibles 2, earned a further $6.542m at this weekend’s box office after pulling in $10.615m on its debut weekend. Overall, the film has now earned $19.766m – gradually catching up to the total box office takings for the first film, which generated US$20.930m in 2004 in Australia.

Screen Australia figures show the original Incredibles film earned $23.44m in 2004, following a 26 December release date, and $16.929m in 2005.

The average ticket price for an Australian cinema ticket in 2004, however, was $9.84, according to Screen Australia. The latest data for 2017 shows average ticket prices have climbed to $14.17.

Ocean’s 8 had its third outing at this weekend’s box office, earning an extra $1.548m across 307 screens. Its total now sits at $13.285m.

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