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By Daniel Garris

Jurassic World rounded out its historic first week at the box office with a first place take of $17.82 million on Thursday. The Chris Pratt led 3D blockbuster sequel from Universal and Legendary declined 10 percent from Wednesday's performance. Yesterday's percentage hold wasn't as relatively impressive as many of the film's other daily holds thus far, but that was quite understandable given how strongly the film held up throughout the week as a whole, especially for a film of this size. Jurassic World took in a record-breaking $296.21 million in its first seven days of release. That was an extremely impressive $26.19 million and 10 percent stronger than the $270.02 million seven-day start of previous record holder 2012's Marvel's The Avengers. Given both strong word of mouth and strong daily percentage holds thus far, no new direct competition for action fans and Father's Day on Sunday, Jurassic World looks to be in store for a terrific second weekend hold.

Fox's Spy held steady in a distant second with $1.68 million. The Melissa McCarthy led comedy was down 6 percent from Wednesday and down just 28 percent from last Thursday. Spy placed in second for the week with $22.94 million. That represented a 44 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to $63.87 million. Spy is currently running an underwhelming 20 percent behind the $79.60 million two week take of 2013's Identity Thief.

Warner's San Andreas grossed $1.13 million to remain in third. The Dwayne Johnson led 3D disaster film decreased a slim 3.5 percent from Wednesday and 36 percent from last Thursday. San Andreas took third place for the week with $15.68 million. The film was down a sharp 56 percent from the previous frame, but still continues to exceed expectations with a strong three-week take of $123.99 million.

Focus' Insidious: Chapter 3 remained in fourth place with $0.876 million. The third installment of the low-budget horror franchise from Gramercy and Blumhouse Productions fell 6 percent from Wednesday and a very solid 34 percent from last Thursday. Insidious: Chapter 3 placed in fourth for the week with $11.19 million. That represented a very sharp 63 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to $41.26 million.

Pitch Perfect 2 rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.721 million. Universal's successful musical comedy sequel starring Anna Kendrick took fifth place this week with $8.73 million. The film was down a healthy 24 percent from the previous frame and has grossed a very impressive $174.16 million through five weeks of release.

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Universal Pictures International (UPI) has released Minions in Indonesia and Australia and early estimates show the animated film taking in $987,716 from 461 locations.

The film opened at #1 in Indonesia on Wednesday, 41% ahead of Despicable Me 2 and scored Universal's second biggest opening day behind Furious 7, but ahead of Jurassic World. It was also the country's biggest opening day for an animated film.

Minions bowed today in Australia and is pacing 32% ahead of Despicable Me 2. The film took second place behind Jurassic World which has grossed $15.89 million through Wednesday. 

Minions also opens today in Malaysia and Singapore and will open in 40 other international markets before its North American release on July 10.

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jurassicworld.pngUniversal reports that Jurassic World added another $19.9 million on Wednesday, an expected 18 percent decline from Tuesday's gross. That gives the blockbuster smash sequel a domestic total of $278.4 million through just six days of release, representing the biggest six-day total in history (topping Marvel's The Avengers' $257.6 million six-day haul by 8 percent). Additionally, yesterday's gross was the fourth best non-opening Wednesday in history, trailing only the first Wednesday grosses of Transformers ($29.1 million, second day of release), The Amazing Spider-Man ($23.3 million, second day of release), and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($20.8 million, sixth day of release). In terms of non-holiday and non-opening Wednesday grosses, Jurassic World now holds that record as well. On the all-time domestic chart, the film leaped another ten spots to 69th place all-time (between The Hangover's $277.3 million and Meet the Fockers' $279.3 million).

In second place, Spy took in $1.8 million on Wednesday for a 35 percent week-to-week drop. The latest Melissa McCarthy-Paul Feig collaboration has tallied $62.2 million through 13 days of release.

San Andreas claimed third place yesterday with $1.17 million, down 50 percent from last Wednesday. The disaster flick's 20-day domestic haul is a strong $122.85 million.

Insidious Chapter 3 posted $0.93 million on Wednesday for a 44 percent decline from the same day last week. The horror sequel's 13-day tally is $40.4 million.

Filling out the top five, Pitch Perfect 2 grossed another $0.76 million yesterday, down just 19 percent from last week. The comedy sequel's 34-day haul is $173.44 million.

 

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Dolby Cinema at JT Hilversum and JT Eindhoven launch with Disney•Pixar's Inside Out

Amersfoort, Netherlands, and San Francisco, June 18, 2015-Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) and JT Bioscopen today announced that JT Hilversum will be JT Bioscopen's second Dolby CinemaTM location in the Netherlands. Dolby Cinema, featuring Dolby VisionTM and Dolby Atmos®, is a premium cinema offering for moviegoers that combines spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.

JT opened one of the world's first Dolby Cinema locations last December at JT Eindhoven, which has recently been equipped with a Dolby Vision laser projection system. Now moviegoers will be able to get the complete Dolby Cinema experience with the release of Disney•Pixar's Inside Out in the Netherlands on July 15.

"Dolby and JT are building on the great success we have seen from the JT Eindhoven Dolby Cinema location, which moviegoers have been choosing because of its highly differentiated and compelling cinema experience," said Ron Sterk, Managing Director, JT Bioscopen. "JT Hilversum is one of the most modern cinemas in the Netherlands, and I cannot imagine a better place for JT patrons to go and enjoy this ultimate cinema experience."

Dolby Cinema at JT Hilversum will also play host to the Netherlands premiere of Disney•Pixar's Inside Out in Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision on July 15, the official public opening date of the Hilversum site.

"Dolby Cinema delivers an amazing, unforgettable experience making JT Hilversum the perfect location to host the Netherlands premiere of Inside Out," said Doug Darrow, Senior Vice President, Cinema Business Group, Dolby Laboratories. "Audiences will be captivated by the unprecedented imagery and unparalleled sound that will transport them into the story in a unique and powerful way."

Dolby Cinema features the Dolby Vision projection system, which uses state-of-the-art optics and image processing to deliver high dynamic range with enhanced color technology and a contrast ratio that far exceeds that of any other image technology on the market today. The result is a richer, more detailed viewing experience that delivers strikingly vivid and realistic images that make viewers feel like they are in the movie's world. Dolby Cinema also includes the award-winning Dolby sound technology, Dolby Atmos, which moves audio around the theatre, even overhead, with amazing richness and depth.

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By Daniel Garris

Jurassic World continued its record-breaking pace on Tuesday with a daily take of $24.34 million. The Chris Pratt led 3D blockbuster sequel from Universal and Legendary declined a slim 4 percent from Monday's performance. That represented an exceptional first Tuesday hold for an event film, especially when factoring in the competition the film faced from Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night. Jurassic World generated the largest non-opening day Tuesday performance ever; as it topped the $20.87 million take of previous record holder 2008's The Dark Knight. Jurassic World claimed the third largest Tuesday gross ever when including opening day performances, behind only 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man ($35.02 million) and 2007's Transformers ($27.85 million).

Jurassic World surpassed the $250 million mark yesterday on its fifth day of release. That set a new record as previous record-holder Marvel's The Avengers took six days to pass the $250 million mark. Jurassic World has grossed $258.49 million in five days. That represents the largest five-day start of all-time, topping the $244.01 million five-day start of Marvel's The Avengers by $14.48 million and 6 percent. Given strong word of mouth and strong daily percentage holds thus far, no new direct competition for action fans and Father's Day on Sunday, Jurassic World looks to be in store for a terrific second weekend hold.

Fox's Spy held steady in a distant second with $2.11 million. The Melissa McCarthy led comedy increased a healthy 21.5 percent over Monday and decreased 44 percent from last Tuesday. Spy topped the $60 million mark yesterday and has grossed $60.40 million in twelve days. That places the film an underwhelming 21 percent behind the $76.61 million twelve-day take of 2013's Identity Thief and 6 percent ahead of the $56.999 million twelve-day gross of last year's Tammy.

Warner's San Andreas grossed $1.41 million to remain in third. The Dwayne Johnson led 3D disaster film was up 23 percent over Monday and down a sizable 54 percent from last Tuesday. San Andreas continues to exceed expectations with a strong 19-day take of $121.68 million. The film is running 18 percent ahead of the $103.21 million 19-day take of 2013's G.I. Joe: Retaliation.

Focus' Insidious: Chapter 3 remained in fourth place with $1.08 million. The third installment of the low-budget horror franchise from Gramercy and Blumhouse Productions was up 8 percent over Monday and down 51 percent from last Tuesday. Insidious: Chapter 3 has grossed $39.45 million in twelve days, which is on the low end of pre-release expectations.

Pitch Perfect 2 rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.843 million. Universal's successful musical comedy sequel starring Anna Kendrick was up 16.5 percent over Monday and down a healthy 25 percent from last Tuesday. The 33-day total for Pitch Perfect 2 stands at a very strong $171.84 million.

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