Weekend Box Office
Finally, after dominating the Weekend Box Office for three weeks in a row, Jurassic World drops to the #2 spot, behind Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out, which took it’s place at the top spot, raking in $29.8 million this past weekend, bringing its total domestic gross up to $245,891,395, after only three weeks in theaters. I don’t know about you, but I think the little Joy in my head just beat out Sadness by a large margin.
Squeaking in just behind Inside Out though, Jurassic World continues to maintain its hold in the top five at the #2 spot, with its weekend gross set at $29.2 million, bringing its total domestic gross to a staggering $556,542,980, after four weeks of nationwide distribution. No doubt there will be more Jurassic Park films in the future, as the Chris Pratt-action vehicle continues to astound audiences who are continuing to line up for their tickets to the park.
At #3, Terminator Genisys brought in an underwhelming weekend debut of $27 million, with a total domestic gross so far of $42,474,183, making the T-800’s catch-phrase ring a little false the fifth time around. At #4 and #5, we have Magic Mike XXL (which debuted to $12.9 million, with a net gross of $27,890,003) and Ted 2 (which fell by 67% at $11.2 million, added to a total of $58,500,630 after two weeks at the Box Office).
Despite a poor showing in its home country, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to the Terminator performed exceptionally well overseas, with Terminator Genisys taking in $74 million across 46 territories, bringing it up to a total of $85.5 million internationally, and $129.66 million worldwide. Despite the series’ excessive use of time travel as narrative obfuscation, Genisys is proving to be a multi-national crowd pleaser.
And ahead of its North American release this week, DreamWorks Animation’s Minions continues to dominate globally, bringing in an estimated $54.3 million this past weekend alone, for an early international total of $124.2 million, proving the continued commercial success of those irritating, little yellow men from Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2.
Inside Out, in its first weekend at the top of the Box Office, is now the fourth highest grossing film of 2015 (behind Jurassic World, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Furious 7, respectively), with competition on the horizon this coming weekend with the release of Universal’s highly anticipated, and already lucrative, Minions.
Meanwhile, Jurassic World is still on target to surpass The Avengers for the third highest, unadjusted, total domestic gross, with just $66.82 million to go.
I’m a little new at this, but here’s my best guess for next weekend’s top five at the Box Office.
- Inside Out
- Jurassic World
- Terminator Genisys
- Ted 2
Featured Image: Ted 2, Universal Pictures