With its opening set for this Friday, June 22nd, first box office projections are out for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Though they aren’t quite as massive as the record setting numbers that the first Jurassic World accumulated in 2015, the film is still estimated to bring home between $135 and $150 million on opening weekend. Jurassic World opened at $208.8 million, a new record at the time. Since then, only Avengers: Infinity War, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi have posted bigger opening weekends.
The film has already been released early internationally due to the World Cup. So far it’s made $420 million internationally, including a whopping $155 million in China. Once its opened domestically, the film is expected to break $600 million by the end of the weekend.
The sequel takes places roughly three years after the events of Jurassic World. Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) return to the island where the theme park had been left in ruins in the last film. Their objective is to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from the island before a volcano erupts. The film was also directed by JA Bayona. Fans can see Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in theatres on June 22.