U.S. box office makes record $3.3 billion in second quarter as sequels pull in crowds

U.S. box office revenues hit a record $3.3 billion in the second quarter, thanks to a strong run of blockbuster sequels and family-friendly films.

Box office revenues from April to June are up 22.9% since the same time span last year, making the second quarter the largest quarter in cinema history. Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” and Universal’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” were big contributors, bringing in domestic grosses of $439.7 million and $264.8 million as of June 1. In April and May, Marvel’s “Avenger’s: Infinity War” and Paramount’s “A Quiet Place” contributed $672.5 million and $187.2 million. Pixar Animation Studios and Marvel Entertainment are subsidiaries of the Walt Disney Co.

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