By Daniel Garris
Minions took in a strong $16.84 million on Tuesday to easily lead the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. The blockbuster 3D computer animated spin-off from Universal and Illumination Entertainment increased an impressive 30 percent over Monday's performance. Minions continues to perform on the very high end of its lofty pre-release expectations with a five-day start of $145.50 million. That places the film 28 percent ahead of the recent $113.96 million five-day start of Inside Out. Minions is currently running 2 percent ahead of the $143.07 million five-day take of 2013's Despicable Me 2 (which opened on a Wednesday).
Fellow 3D computer animated film Inside Out held steady in second with $3.29 million. The blockbuster from Disney and Pixar was up a very strong 37.5 percent over Monday and down 49 percent from last Tuesday. Inside Out has grossed $289.89 million in 26 days, which leaves the film just $10.11 million away from reaching the $300 million domestic milestone. The film is running 20 percent ahead of the $241.22 million 26-day gross of 2013's Monsters University.
Universal's Jurassic World grossed $2.79 million to remain in third place. The 3D sci-fi adventure blockbuster sequel was up 30 percent over Monday and down a solid 42 percent from last Tuesday. Jurassic World has grossed a massive $595.64 million through 33 days of release. The film is now just $4.37 million away from becoming the fourth film to ever reach the unadjusted $600 million domestic mark and is set to pass the mark on either Thursday or Friday.
Paramount's Terminator Genisys continued to claim fourth with $2.11 million. The pricey Arnold Schwarzenegger led 3D sci-fi action sequel increased 32 percent over Monday and decreased 47 percent from last Tuesday. Terminator Genisys has grossed $72.55 million through two weeks. That is below the film's already scaled back expectations and places the film 24 percent behind the $95.89 million two-week haul of 2009's Terminator Salvation.
Warner's Magic Mike XXL rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $1.79 million. The Channing Tatum led sequel was up 39 percent from Monday and down 44 percent from last Tuesday. Magic Mike XXL surpassed the $50 million mark yesterday and has grossed $51.39 million in two weeks. The film is currently running a lackluster 38 percent behind the $82.82 million two-week gross of 2012's Magic Mike.
Warner's The Gallows and Focus' Self/Less took sixth and eighth place on Tuesday with respective daily grosses of $1.31 million and $0.894 million. The Gallows was up 17.5 percent over Monday, while Self/Less was up 39 percent. Respective five-day grosses stand at a modest $12.23 million for The Gallows and at an expectedly disappointing $6.94 million for Self/Less. Both films should fade away from theatres very quickly.