jul17wknd.pngUniversal reports that Minions retained first place on Wednesday with another $5.17 million, off 55 percent from the same day last week. The prequel's domestic tally stands at $234.74 million through 13 days of play, putting it on par with the 13-day pace of Despicable Me 2 ($234.0 million).

Holding onto second place was Marvel's Ant-Man, taking in $5.12 million yesterday. The 12th installment of the MCU has brought in $76.6 million in its first six days, 11 percent behind the pace of Captain America: The First Avenger and 8 percent ahead of The Incredible Hulk.

Universal's Trainwreck took third on Wednesday with $3.32 million. The breakout Amy Schumer comedy has earned $41.13 million in its first six days, putting it 4 percent behind the pace of Knocked Up and 15.5 percent ahead of Bridesmaids.

In fourth place, Inside Out eased 41 percent from last Wednesday to $1.53 million yesterday. The latest Pixar blockbuster has banked $311.5 million up to this point, 21 percent more than Up achieved through the same point in release.

Filling out the top five, Jurassic World was off 40.5 percent from last week to $1.31 million yesterday. With $615.64 million in the bank now, the film remains almost 7 percent ahead of the pace of Marvel's The Avengers.

 

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Disney•Pixar's Inside Out crossed the $500M mark at the global box office on Tuesday and stands at $510.1M through July 22. This is Pixar's eighth consecutive film to reach this threshold and its 11th overall. It's also Disney's third release of 2015 to do so.

With $311.5M domestically, Inside Out is the third highest grossing Pixar film ever. Internationally, it is open in 61% of the marketplace and has earned $198.6M. Major markets still to come include the UK, opening this weekend, as well as Germany and Italy.

The film debuted in the US and Canada on June 19 with $90.4M, the biggest opening ever for an original property.

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Yesterday Jurassic World passed Marvel's The Avengers to become the 3rd highest-grossing film of all-time worldwide. Universal's global blockbuster has earned $614.33 million domestically through Tuesday and $907.16 million overseas for a worldwide cume of $1.52149 billion. It now only sits behind Titanic ($2.1868 billion) and Avatar ($2.788 billion). Jurassic opens in its final overseas territory Japan on August 5.

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By Daniel Garris

Minions was up one spot and a very strong 39 percent over Monday to return to first place at the daily box office on Tuesday with $8.02 million. The blockbuster 3D computer animated spin-off from Universal and Illumination Entertainment was still down a sharp 52 percent from last Tuesday. Minions continues to perform extremely well in the bigger picture with a twelve-day take of $229.56 million. That places the film just ahead of the $228.38 million twelve-day gross of 2013's Despicable Me 2.

Disney's Ant-Man was down one spot to land in a very close second with $7.85 million. The Paul Rudd led superhero film from Marvel was up a very solid 23 percent over Monday's performance. Ant-Man surpassed the $70 million mark yesterday and has grossed $71.48 million in five days. The film continues to perform on the lower end of expectations. Ant-Man is currently running 8 percent ahead of the $66.23 million five-day start of 2008's The Incredible Hulk and 11 percent behind the $80.64 million five-day take of 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger.

Universal's Trainwreck held steady in third place with $4.18 million. The critically acclaimed Amy Schumer led comedy from director Judd Apatow increased 18 percent over Monday. Trainwreck has grossed a promising $37.82 million in five days, which is slightly above the high end of the film's wide ranging expectations. The film is currently running 46 percent ahead of the $25.86 million five-day start of 2009's Julie & Julia and 4 percent behind the $39.25 million five-day take of 2007's Knocked Up.

Inside Out grossed $2.11 million to remain in fourth. The blockbuster 3D computer animated film from Disney and Pixar was up 33.5 percent from Monday and down a very solid 36 percent from last Tuesday. Inside Out continues to impress with a 33-day take of $309.94 million. The film should continue to hold up well going forward thanks in part to strong word of mouth and the relative lack of other high-profile animated releases throughout the rest of the summer.

Universal's Jurassic World rounded out Tuesday's top five with $1.73 million. The 3D sci-fi adventure blockbuster sequel was up 26 percent over Monday and down a solid 38 percent from last Tuesday. Jurassic World has grossed a massive $614.44 million through 40 days. The film is currently the fourth highest grossing film of all-time domestically without adjusting for ticket price inflation and is now just $9.03 million away from surpassing the $623.36 million final gross of 2012's Marvel's The Avengers to move into third place on the list.

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PRESS RELEASE:

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Newly Signed Renewals Build on Eight Exhibitor Announcements Earlier this Year

Continues to Strengthen Cinema Advertising Network

New York, N.Y., July 15, 2015 - Screenvision, a national cinema advertising leader, today announced the renewals of long-term agreements totaling 328 screens with five exhibitor partners: Flagship Cinemas, Paragon Theaters, UltraStar Cinemas, Empire Cinemas and The Birmingham Theatre. These deals, averaging eight years of term, include the top DMAs of New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington DC, Phoenix and Detroit. These exhibitor deals follow the recently announced signed exhibitor contracts with Marcus Theatres, Reading International, Allen Theatres, B&B Theatres, Bow Tie Cinemas, Classic Cinemas, Malco Theatres and Regency Theatres earlier this year.

"Screenvision continues to strengthen its network and offer advertisers a stable and secure platform that has a truly national footprint," said Darryl Schaffer, Executive Vice President, Operations and Exhibitor Relations, Screenvision. "We're very pleased that our exhibitor partners continue to demonstrate their confidence in cinema advertising, and Screenvision in particular, especially following the excitement that our upfront event generated."

Michael Whalen, CEO of Paragon Theaters commented, "We are excited to continue our fruitful, long-term partnership with Screenvision. Their preshow, customer service and expertise are unrivaled."

Following are facts on the new exhibitor deals:

Flagship Cinemas - Based outside of Boston, MA, Flagship has thirteen theatres representing 105 screens in Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Vermont. Flagship prides itself on being known as the neighborhood theatre that offers quality entertainment for families and businesses within the communities they serve.

Paragon Theaters - Based in Deerfield, FL, Paragon has eight theatres representing 87 screens. The company has high theatre concentrations along the East Coast from Virginia down to Florida, as well as two theatres in Minnesota. Paragon produces one of a kind entertainment destinations by utilizing the latest technology and providing superior amenities.

UltraStar Cinemas - Based in Vista, CA, UltraStar has seven theatres representing 69 screens throughout Southern California and Arizona. Recognized for pioneering the digital age of cinema, UltraStar was the first theater group in the world to be fully equipped with Pure Digital Cinema® powered by DLP Cinema® technology in all of its locations.

Empire Cinemas - Based in New York, NY, Empire has seven theatres representing 59 screens. Empire has theatres in New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.

The Birmingham Theatre - Based in Birmingham, MI, The Birmingham Theatre has eight screens. The Birmingham 8, with its classic elegance, warmth and charm is a historical landmark nestled in the heart of downtown Birmingham, Michigan.

 

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