By Daniel Garris
Inside Out moved into first place on Thursday with $9.48 million. Yesterday represented the second time Inside Out has led the daily box office (last Friday being the first). The critically acclaimed 3D computer animated film from Disney and Pixar was up an encouraging 1 percent over Wednesday's performance, which represented the day's strongest daily percentage hold among wide releases. Inside Out placed in second for the week with a much stronger than expected seven-day start of $132.82 million. That is 6 percent ahead of the $124.83 million seven-day take of 2013's Monsters University and 21 percent behind the $167.55 million seven-day gross of 2010's Toy Story 3.
Jurassic World was down one spot from Wednesday to place in a close second with $8.90 million. The Chris Pratt led 3D blockbuster sequel from Universal and Legendary was down 6 percent from Wednesday and down 50 percent from last Thursday. Jurassic World was the week's top film with a weekly take of $149.63 million. That was down 49.5 percent from the film's opening weekend performance and brings the film's two-week total to a massive $445.84 million. Yesterday saw Jurassic World surpass the $441.23 million total gross of 2004's Shrek 2 to move into ninth place on the all-time unadjusted domestic list and by the end of the weekend the film is set to zoom into fifth place on the list.
Given how close Inside Out and Jurassic World were on Thursday (and throughout the rest of the midweek), it is likely that the two films will remain close to one another over the weekend.
Fox's Spy held steady in third place with $1.21 million. The Melissa McCarthy led comedy fell 7 percent from Wednesday and a healthy 28 percent from last Thursday. Spy surpassed the $80 million mark yesterday and has grossed $80.55 million in three weeks. The film placed in third this week with $16.68 million, which represented a 27 percent decline from the previous week.
Warner's San Andreas took in $0.826 million to remain in fourth. The Dwayne Johnson led 3D disaster film was down 9 percent from Wednesday and down 27 percent from last Thursday. San Andreas took fourth place this week with $12.61 million. That was down a slim 20 percent from the previous week and brings the film's four-week total to a stronger than expected $136.60 million.
Open Road's Dope rounded out Thursday's top five with $0.536 million. The critically acclaimed Rick Famuyiwa directed comedy drama was down a concerning 16 percent from Wednesday. Dope placed in fifth for the week with $8.91 million. Despite strong critical reviews, Dope is performing slightly below expectations and has been fairly front-loaded throughout the week. The film is running 19 percent ahead of the $7.49 million seven-day start of last year's Beyond the Lights.
Universal reports that Jurassic World held onto first place again on Wednesday with $9.44 million, down 52.5 percent from the same day last week. The mega blockbuster's 13-day domestic haul is now a whopping $436.94 million, putting it more than 10 percent ahead of the pace of Marvel's The Avengers. That current tally also moves World into tenth place all-time domestically, overtaking E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial's $435.1 million haul (including re-releases).
Pixar's Inside Out was just a hair away from first place yesterday, taking in $9.375 million. The film's six-day domestic tally is an excellent $123.34 million, putting it 42 percent ahead of the pace 2009's Up and 20 percent behind the pace of Toy Story 3.
In third place, Spy added $1.295 million for a soft 28 percent week-to-week decline. The comedy's domestic total now stands at $79.34 million.
San Andreas claimed fourth with $0.91 million, down just 22 percent from last Wednesday. Its total is now $135.77 million.
Filling out the top five, Dope took in $0.64 million to give it a six-day cume of $8.38 million. The well-reviewed flick is pacing 16 percent ahead of last year's Beyond the Lights.
The official release from Disney:
"On the heels of the biggest opening ever for an original movie by Disney•Pixar's Inside Out ($90.4M), The Walt Disney Studios has crossed the $1B mark at the domestic box office in studio record time of 174 days, beating the 188-day previous record set on July 8, 2012 by two full weeks. This is the 10th consecutive year, and the 19th year overall, that the studio has surpassed this threshold.
Disney's 2015 domestic box office has been driven by Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Cinderella, Tomorrowland, and most recently Inside Out. The studio will next release Marvel's Ant-Man on July 17.
"From reimagined classics to massive superhero adventures to original emotional stories, all of our brands have delivered top-notch storytelling this year," said Dave Hollis, Executive Vice President of Theatrical Exhibition Sales and Distribution, The Walt Disney Studios. "We're pleased that audiences across the country have embraced our films, and are seeing them the way they were meant to be seen, on the big screen."
Disney is expected to achieve new international and global speed records in the coming weeks."
LOS ANGELES - June 25, 2015 - According to Fandango, the nation's leading digital destination for moviegoers and fans with more than 36 million unique visitors per month*, "Jurassic World," "Ted 2" (in its opening weekend) and "Inside Out" are all battling for the top position on this week's Fanticipation movie buzz indicator, with the three films ranking 90, 89 and 88 points out of 100 points, respectively.
The highly-anticipated sequel, "Ted 2," is currently outselling the first "Ted" at the same point in that movie's sales cycle on Fandango, representing Fandango's top-selling R-rated comedy of the year thus far. At the same time, "Jurassic" is positioned for a monstrous third weekend, while "Inside Out" is poised for Pixar's best-selling second weekend on Fandango.
Due to the spectacular ticket sales for all three films on Fandango, June 2015 is pacing to be biggest ticket sales month in the company's 15-year history, set to eclipse Fandango's previous best-selling month, November 2013 (when "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," "Frozen," "Thor: The Dark World," and "The Best Man Holiday" were released).
"This weekend, film fans will be flocking to cinemas to see at least three blockbusters, appealing to a wide array of moviegoers," says Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger. "With ‘Jurassic World,' ‘Ted 2' and ‘Inside Out,' there's a chance we may have an historic weekend."
According to a survey of more than 1,000 "Ted 2" moviegoers on Fandango:
* 93% are in the mood to see an outrageous R-rated comedy;
* 90% are Mark Wahlberg fans;
* 89% are looking forward to Tom Brady's cameo;
* 86% are Seth McFarlane fans;
* 75% saw the original "Ted" on the big screen;
* 61% had a favorite teddy bear when they were kids.
On Fandango's movie recommendation show, "Weekend Ticket," Karger interviews "Ted 2" star Mark Wahlberg, who reveals he has a "Ted" doll in his house. "There is a sophisticated R-rated ‘Ted' at home," Wahlberg admits to Karger. "But he's locked up! If my kids get a hold of it, I'm done - they will definitely repeat everything that thing has to say!" The full episode can be found at http://www.fandango.com/WeekendTicket.
About Fandango's Fanticipation
Known for having its finger on the pulse of moviegoers, Fandango's movie buzz indicator, Fanticipation, provides statistical insight into the movies fans are planning to see in a given weekend. Fanticipation scores (based on a 1 to 100-point scale) are calculated via an algorithm of Fandango's advance ticket sales, website and mobile traffic, and social media engagement. Fanticipation is not intended as a forecast of the weekend box office; it is a snapshot of movie fan sentiment.
*According to comScore