Sony's "Sicario: Day of the Soldado" opened on Thursday with $ 2,699 at 2,669 North American locations.
The sequel crowned Lionsgate's basketball comedy "Uncle Drew," which scored $ 1.1 million at 2,200 sites in previews.
Universal's second film "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" is expected to dominate the weekend with $ 60 to $ 75 million. Led by Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, Tentpole has earned $ 193.4 million in the first six days and $ 800 million globally.
Disney's third weekend of "Incredibles 2" will finish in second place with $ 40 million to $ 50 million. The animated sequel has won $ 384 million in blockbuster domestic in the first two weeks.
Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro return to the action drama "Sicario: Day of the Soldado" – a sequel to the 2015 "Sicario". Cash forecasters are forecasting an opening of between $ 10 million and $ 13 million at 3,055 locations. This is comparable to the original movie, which debuted $ 12 million and ended $ 47 million domestically.
Stefano Sollima was directed by Denis Villeneuve while Taylor Sheridan wrote the screenplay. "Soldado Day" sees Del Toro and Brolin regain their role as former undercover agent and CIA agent. The film has an average rating of 64% on Rotten Tomatoes. The original film, starring Emily Blunt, received an impressive 93% rating at Rotten Tomatoes and received three Oscar nominations.
"Uncle Drew" is also planned with 10 million to 13 million dollars at 2,742 locations. NBA player Kyrie Irving leads the Pepsi commercial on an unlucky basketball coach (Lil Rel Howery) who attracts basketball legend Uncle Drew to recruit a group of seventh former shooters for Harlem's Rucker Classic Road Tournament.
The sports comedy features a mix of athletes and comedians, including Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, Lisa Leslie, Erica Ash, Tiffany Haddish and Nick Kroll. "Uncle Drew" was directed by Charles Stone III and written by Jay Longino.
After a sluggish 2017, "Incredibles 2," "Ocean's 8," and "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," according to ComScore, increased box office numbers by 16% to $ 2.09 billion by June 27 ,