Box Office: Jurassic World Surpasses $500 Million On Its Way To #1 For Third Straight Weekend

I’m going to keep this one quick on account of the box office being a bit of yawner in terms of newcomers and repeats.

So here’s the story. People love Jurassic World. I mean LOVE Jurassic World. Once again it finishes atop the top 10 with another sizable weekend haul of $54.2 million. This was for the film’s third week of release. To put that in perspective, the film that started this year’s summer blockbuster season, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, finished with just $38.8 million in its third weekend.

The world is in such a fervor over JW that it has raked in over a billion dollars. Not bad for director Colin Trevorrow and this being his second picture. (His first, Safety Not Guaranteed, only made $4 million overall.)

Finishing a close second for the second straight week was Pixar’s Inside Out with $52.1 million. It’s attendance drop was a respectable 42.4%, and I expect this to have legs even with the arrival of Universal’s Minions on July 10th.

New release Ted 2 opened to $33 million. The good news is that the opening is nearly doubled that of what Seth MacFarlane’s last comedy, A Million Ways to Die in the West, earned its opening weekend. However, it is about $21 million less than what Ted made in 2012. While it is funny, I won’t echo the same sentiments of Scott Sawitz, who said it was “perhaps the best film of the summer and one of the best films of 2015.” I will say, however, it makes better use of John Williams’ iconic Jurassic Park score than what Michael Giacchino does with it in Jurassic World.

The other new release, Max, which is a family film based around a dog with PTSD, opened to $12.2 million on a little more than 2800 screens.

Elsewhere on the top 10, the Sundance comedy hit Dope continues to do well playing on less than 2000 screens. It raked in $2.86 million to bring its two-week total to $11.7 million. Both Mad Max: Fury Road and The Avengers: Age of Ultron look to be ending their stays in the top ten having been in the discussion for seven and nine consecutive weeks, respectively.

Upcoming this week we have the Wednesday releases of Terminator Genisys and Magic Mike XXL. I don’t expect either to unseat Jurassic World or Inside Out. And if I’m wrong and either does, it won’t be by much.

Top 10 below.

01. Jurassic World – $54.2 million ($500.1M)
02. Inside Out – $52.1 million ($185M)
03. Ted 2 – $33 million
04. Max – $12.2 million
05. Spy – $7.8 million ($88.3M)
06. San Andreas – $5.2 million ($141.8M)
07. Dope – $2.86 million ($11.7M)
08. Insidious Chapter 3 – $2 million ($49.8M)
09. Mad Max: Fury Road – $1.73 million ($147M)
10. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.64 million ($452.4M)

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