It was a bad holiday weekend for the new release movies, as both Jurassic World and Inside Out continued to battle each other for the number one slot. Jurassic made another $30 million, while Inside Out was right on its heels, and the two are so close in estimated totals, that even though Jurassic came in on top by a hair, with actual numbers in on Monday, there's a real chance Inside Out could pull ahead to finally win the #1 spot at the box office. Jurassic World also just took over Age of Ultron's worldwide total to become the fifth biggest movie of all time with $1.3 billion, and passed The Dark Knight domestically to land in #4 all time in the U.S. with $558 million. At this rate, I'm sure it will pass Titanic next, becoming only the third movie to earn over $600 million at the box office.
Meanwhile, both the new films disappointed, with Terminator Genisys taking in over $28 million for the three day weekend, and $44 million since Wednesday, a pretty bad start for a movie that cost over $150 million to make. And Magic Mike did even worse, pulling in $27 million over the five days, with just $12 million of that from Friday to Sunday. The movie was extremely frontloaded, with a whopping 96% of its audience being female (a stat kind of unheard of, as even the first movie was just 73%). Ted 2 fell off a cliff this week, dropping 67% for an $11 million weekend to close out the top five.
- Jurassic World- $30.9 million
- Inside Out- $30.1 million
- Terminator Genisys- $28.7 million
- Magic Mike XXL- $12 million
- Ted 2- $11 million
In limited release, the documentary Amy, chronicling the life of Amy Winehouse, got off to a searing start, opening in just six theaters for $222k, which adds up to a $37k total, impressive even for a non-documentary opening of this size. Next week its the Minions movie, along with the cheapie horror flick Gallows, and the Ryan Reynolds thriller Self/Less, so maybe it's time for something other than Jurassic World to top the charts finally. We'll see you then, everyone. Hope you had a great holiday weekend, and go Team USA!