'Magic Mike XXL' Bests Soft 'Terminator Genisys' on Opening Day WednesdayJuly 02, 2015 06:55 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Warner Bros. reports Magic Mike XXL posted a healthy $9.31 million opening day in first place yesterday, which includes $2.4 million from early shows on Tuesday night. By comparison, that figure is 52 percent off its predecessor's first day back in June 2012 (a Friday), but the modest $15 million production budget voids any cause for alarm at the (mostly expected) drop-off by the sequel. Magic Mike XXL's first day was also 73 percent ahead of Entourage's opening day, 50 percent stronger than fellow July 4 weekend release Tammy's last year, and 19 percent ahead of This Is the End (all three were Wednesday openers). While critics haven't been as thrilled with the sequel (59 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), the film has a modest 75 percent Flixster score and received an encouraging "A-" CinemaScore, according to the studio.

Paramount reports that Terminator Genisys opened to $8.93 million in second place on Wednesday, including Tuesday night's $2.3 million start. Unfortunately, this falls considerably short (more than 33 percent) of the previous film in the franchise, Terminator Salvation, which pulled a $13.4 million opening day on the Thursday before Memorial Day in 2009. Considering more schools are out of session for Genisys' debut, the reboot needed to pull a much stronger launch than this. The first-day take was also just 9 percent stronger than Public Enemies, which released on the same exact Wednesday in 2009 ahead of Independence Day. With critics' reviews in the cellar (25 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) and early word of mouth heading south very fast (a 70 percent Flixster score just one day after release is alarming), the reboot will have to rely on overseas markets going forward as the chances of reaching $100 million domestically by the end of its run appear very slim.

Moving down to third place (for now), Disney/Pixar's Inside Out added $7.5 million yesterday, down just 20 percent from last Wednesday. With $208.34 million in the bank through 13 days of release, the strongly-received animated pic is pacing 37.5 percent ahead of Up and 17 percent behind Toy Story 3.

Jurassic World took in another $5.99 million on Wednesday for a 36.5 percent decline from last week. The mega-blockbuster's domestic tally now stands at $520.36 million, putting it 10 percent ahead of where Marvel's The Avengers was at the same point in release.

Filling out the top five, Ted 2 grossed $3.03 million yesterday, giving it a six-day domestic haul of $44.06 million. The comedy sequel is pacing 45 percent behind its predecessor.

Meanwhile, Max added $1.5 million yesterday, giving it $17.08 million through six days of play. That's a respectable 15 percent stronger performance than last summer's Earth to Echo through the same point.

Please note: grosses for Faith of Our Fathers were not reported in time for publishing.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jul. 20 - Sun, Jul. 22

Wide (1000+)

1The Dark Knight Rises$160,887,295--4,404--$36,532$160,887,2951Warner Bros.
2Ice Age: Continental Drift$20,416,978-56%3,8865$5,254$88,840,2842Fox
3The Amazing Spider-Man$10,887,111-69%3,753-565$2,901$228,611,4253Sony / Columbia
4Ted (2012)$10,011,610-55%3,214-89$3,115$180,431,4254Universal
6Magic Mike$4,291,432-52%2,606-484$1,647$101,966,4594Warner Bros.
8Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$2,253,074-60%1,540-464$1,463$60,289,6224Lionsgate
9Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$1,350,946-63%1,261-1024$1,071$207,626,2017Paramount / DreamWorks
10Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$1,148,494-70%1,123-1609$1,023$22,612,7063Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

1Moonrise Kingdom$1,831,471-51%895-29$2,046$36,087,9599Focus
2To Rome with Love$1,420,891-42%552-192$2,574$11,107,9935Sony Pictures Classics
3Dark Shadows$1,209,814433%412173$2,936$78,620,97411Warner Bros.
4Beasts of the Southern Wild$763,443-3%12948$5,918$2,855,1424Fox Searchlight
5Marvel's The Avengers$620,411-56%495-252$1,253$615,058,42512Disney
6Snow White and the Huntsman$427,405-58%409-268$1,045$152,589,3158Universal
7The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$416,791-36%288-54$1,447$43,852,77112Fox Searchlight
9Rock of Ages$282,9454%32267$879$37,966,4356Warner Bros. / New Line
10Men in Black 3$260,264-70%266-231$978$175,476,7279Sony / Columbia
11Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$184,370-76%266-389$693$36,485,3915Fox
12The Hunger Games$182,237-35%190-22$959$405,227,71118Lionsgate
13People Like Us$164,645-79%227-734$725$11,814,2854Disney / DreamWorks
14Bernie$161,686-25%1041$1,555$8,368,79413Millennium Entertainment
15Safety Not Guaranteed$157,160-54%124-58$1,267$2,940,6897FilmDistrict
17The Pirates! Band of Misfits$114,019-35%189-43$603$30,724,02213Sony / Columbia
18What to Expect When You're Expecting$113,425-36%192-29$591$40,954,15810Lionsgate
19Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$86,005-40%167-1$515$213,949,50521Universal
20The Dictator$47,796-54%105-56$455$59,617,06810Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

1The Intouchables$313,547-12%918$3,446$7,072,7029Weinstein Company
2To the Arctic 3D$187,486-10%520$3,606$5,968,74614Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Cocktail (2012)$172,174-73%960$1,793$1,027,1212Eros International
4Take This Waltz$131,654-11%6921$1,908$833,6344Magnolia Pictures
5That's My Boy$71,942-77%84-88$856$36,931,0896Sony / Columbia
6Bol Bachchan$70,192-69%46-52$1,526$1,155,6953Fox International Pictures
7Your Sister's Sister$66,690-57%65-36$1,026$1,356,6646IFC Films
8Born to Be Wild 3D$61,3433%330$1,859$20,080,16268Warner Bros. / IMAX
9The Three Stooges$53,445-49%53-19$1,008$44,160,31215Fox
10The Queen of Versailles$51,326--3--$17,109$51,3261Magnolia Pictures
11Hubble 3D$49,604-22%13-1$3,816$33,726,544123Warner Bros. / IMAX
12Trishna$42,03344%1613$2,627$84,6672IFC Films
142016: Obama's America$33,1825%43$8,296$80,1342Rocky Mountain Pictures
15Mirror Mirror$28,945-43%59-32$491$64,829,63717Relativity Media
16Under the Sea 3D$23,681-15%8-2$2,960$31,933,976180Warner Bros. / IMAX
17Hysteria$22,94675%357$656$1,698,19310Sony Pictures Classics
18For Greater Glory$22,423-59%33-9$679$5,557,7248ARC Entertainment
19Damsels in Distress$20,980261%5950$356$970,11516Sony Pictures Classics
20Headhunters$17,209-3%17-3$1,012$1,152,23013Magnolia Pictures
21Neil Young Journeys$17,2014%112$1,564$84,0954Sony Pictures Classics
22Deep Sea 3D$16,32623%20$8,163$44,795,640334Warner Bros. / IMAX
23Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World$15,939-37%100$1,594$5,833,5011153D Entertainment
24The Magic of Belle Isle$15,58569%7-1$2,226$46,4883Magnolia Pictures
25Easy Money (2012)$14,665-41%20$7,333$52,0512Weinstein Company
26A Cat In Paris$13,514-22%180$751$231,2818GKIDS
27Dark Horse$12,818106%104$1,282$101,4887Vitagraph
28Elena (2012)$11,999-6%71$1,714$175,23310Zeitgeist Films
29Hara-Kiri: Death of A Samurai 3D$10,920--1--$10,920$10,9201Tribeca Film
30The Well-Digger's Daughter$10,273--3--$3,424$10,2731Kino Lorber
31The Imposter$10,202-54%10$10,202$41,7432Indomina Releasing
32Where Do We Go Now?$9,160-33%12-1$763$491,62511Sony Pictures Classics
33Unforgivable$9,05844%3-1$3,019$90,4474Strand Releasing
3430 Beats$8,624--15--$575$8,6241Roadside Attractions
35Monsieur Lazhar$8,569-47%8-2$1,071$1,935,45239Music Box Films
36The Obama Effect$7,122-92%21-4$339$103,9612ARC Entertainment
37Ballplayer: Pelotero$5,784-72%5-5$1,157$35,8652Strand Releasing
38The Deep Blue Sea (2011)$5,514182%1-2$5,514$1,110,67718Music Box Films
39Jiro Dreams of Sushi$4,967-51%5-3$993$2,527,41920Magnolia Pictures
40The Invisible War$4,950198%43$1,238$47,9125Cinedigm
41Crazy Wisdom$3,64524%21$1,823$78,31035Alive Mind Cinema
42Red Lights (2012)$2,648-74%20$1,324$17,1562Millennium Entertainment
43Union Square (2012)$2,527-82%2-2$1,264$26,8902Dada Films
44Darling Companion$2,460513%62$410$776,97914Sony Pictures Classics
45Oslo, August 31st$2,341--1--$2,341$65,5529Strand Releasing
46I Wish$2,285-46%52$457$124,76711Magnolia Pictures
47Kumare$2,234-57%20$1,117$59,6705Kino Lorber
48Bel Ami$2,08447%1-1$2,084$117,2107Magnolia Pictures
49Marley$1,971-45%2-4$986$1,393,49014Magnolia Pictures
50Turn Me On, Dammit!$1,76914%21$885$114,87317New Yorker Films
51Gerhard Richter Painting$1,557-29%10$1,557$237,49119Kino Lorber
52Paul Williams Still Alive$1,187221%10$1,187$35,1907Abramorama
53Elles$1,151-78%3-2$384$153,86013Kino Lorber
54Beyond the Black Rainbow$1,114-33%40$279$54,26910Magnolia / Magnet
55Hide Away$1,044--1--$1,044$29,6049Joule Films
56China Heavyweight$1,007-14%43$252$8,0793Zeitgeist Films
57Pink Ribbons, Inc.$815320%20$408$19,7048First Run Features
58The Salt of Life$781-53%10$781$315,30721Zeitgeist Films
59Alps$780-70%1-1$780$4,9922Kino Lorber
60Runaway Slave$745-85%10$745$11,5933Rocky Mountain Pictures
61Payback (2012)$730--1--$730$17,28913Zeitgeist Films
62The Color Wheel$525-20%21$263$15,67210Cinema Conservancy
63Nobody Else But You$350-80%1-2$350$24,62511First Run Features
64FOLLOW ME: The Yoni Netanyahu Story$231-52%20$116$109,76212International Film Circuit
65Crazy Eyes$84-93%1-1$84$6,1063Strand Releasing