Grosses

'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, Oct. 26 - Sun, Oct. 28

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$12,085,059-27%2,855-392$4,233$60,510,3473Warner Bros.
2Cloud Atlas$9,612,247--2,008--$4,787$9,612,2471Warner Bros.
3Hotel Transylvania$9,444,014-27%3,276-108$2,883$130,380,3555Sony / Columbia
4Paranormal Activity 4$8,510,186-71%3,4120$2,494$42,467,5512Paramount
5Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$8,023,036--2,933--$2,735$8,023,0361Open Road
6Taken 2$7,716,732-42%2,995-494$2,577$117,105,5774Fox
7Here Comes the Boom$5,210,024-38%2,491-523$2,092$30,320,4963Sony / Columbia
8Alex Cross$5,133,486-55%2,5412$2,020$19,452,1772Lionsgate / Summit
9Sinister$4,996,099-43%2,347-195$2,129$39,441,0543Lionsgate / Summit
10Fun Size$4,101,017--3,014--$1,361$4,101,0171Paramount
11Pitch Perfect$3,948,025-42%1,999-661$1,975$51,300,2585Universal
12Frankenweenie$2,456,350-43%1,738-624$1,413$31,798,7574Disney
13Chasing Mavericks$2,268,274--2,002--$1,133$2,268,2741Fox
14Looper$2,100,527-50%1,189-1034$1,767$61,513,8335Sony / TriStar
15Seven Psychopaths$1,498,350-54%1,003-477$1,494$11,959,8583CBS Films

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$1,449,493-33%736-9$1,969$11,257,1726Lionsgate / Summit
2End of Watch$332,483-60%290-461$1,146$38,555,9946Open Road
3Trouble with the Curve$304,653-58%420-505$725$34,660,2276Warner Bros.
4Brave$293,876-30%257-20$1,143$235,457,53819Disney
5The Dark Knight Rises$263,856-27%291-54$907$447,158,35415Warner Bros.
6The Master$258,270-50%201-211$1,285$15,208,6527Weinstein Company
7ParaNorman$243,502133%280112$870$54,933,03211Focus
8House at the End of the Street$174,500-63%302-444$578$31,055,2576Relativity Media
9Arbitrage$168,009-41%125-44$1,344$7,341,2727Roadside Attractions
10Ice Age: Continental Drift$140,747-27%192-30$733$160,255,73216Fox
11Searching For Sugar Man$137,728-30%114-23$1,208$2,192,64014Sony Pictures Classics
12The Bourne Legacy$131,735-21%191-41$690$113,001,84012Universal
13Student of the Year$130,985-60%1060$1,236$548,6912Eros International
14The Campaign$130,639280%222148$588$86,581,91612Warner Bros.
15Resident Evil: Retribution$122,04721%19840$616$42,119,6787Sony / Screen Gems
16The Expendables 2$112,946150%17886$635$84,705,40411Lionsgate
17Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$92,299-85%147-798$628$3,206,3533Atlas Distribution
18Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$64,587-37%116-33$557$48,658,66213Fox
19The Odd Life of Timothy Green$59,441-43%115-79$517$50,714,38011Disney

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sessions$217,35392%2016$10,868$376,9962Fox Searchlight
2The Other Son$125,691--40--$3,142$125,6911Cohen Media Group
3The Thieves$105,652-31%225$4,802$532,6993Well Go USA
4Chakravyuh$97,896--79--$1,239$111,3521Eros International
5Samsara$95,202-34%67-3$1,421$2,179,67510Oscilloscope
6The Paperboy$89,327-20%762$1,175$538,3524Millennium Entertainment
7To the Arctic 3D$80,950-9%520$1,557$9,408,02028Warner Bros. / IMAX
8English Vinglish$70,376-61%880$800$1,779,6284Eros International
9Finding Nemo 3D$61,382-60%78-105$787$40,496,2197Disney
10Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel$57,232-22%26-1$2,201$653,7106IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
11Tai Chi Zero$41,410-51%23-8$1,800$158,9992Variance / Well Go USA
12Smashed$39,592-11%211$1,885$145,1053Sony Pictures Classics
13The Intouchables$36,992-18%48-12$771$12,885,03123Weinstein Company
14The Flat$36,82285%97$4,091$70,9682IFC Films
15Born to Be Wild 3D$35,93614%300$1,198$21,149,64482Warner Bros. / IMAX
16The Possession$33,532-42%82-51$409$48,879,9979Lionsgate
17Hubble 3D$29,608-22%150$1,974$34,844,477137Warner Bros. / IMAX
18Simon and the Oaks$29,22526%147$2,088$75,3183The Film Arcade
19Lawless$28,950-66%96-88$302$37,338,0499Weinstein Company
20Brooklyn Castle$26,62842%86$3,329$50,5002Producers Distribution Agency
21Middle of Nowhere (2012)$26,360-48%243$1,098$163,1613AFFRM
22Sleepwalk With Me$25,945-29%32-13$811$2,218,64710IFC Films
23District of Corruption$25,086--3--$8,362$25,0861Rocky Mountain Pictures
24The House I Live In$22,31449%128$1,860$107,9224Abramorama
25Dredd 3D$21,661-80%72-88$301$13,401,6836Lionsgate
26The Big Picture (2012)$17,81918%60$2,970$61,7113MPI Media
27El Milagro de Marcelino Pan y Vino$17,095--1--$17,095$17,0951Gigapix Releasing
28Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story$16,011--1--$16,011$16,0111Dutchmen Films
29The Loneliest Planet$15,689--2--$7,845$15,6891IFC Films
30Liberal Arts$14,44314%202$722$280,6707IFC Films
31Won't Back Down$14,212-68%65-103$219$5,264,0935Fox
32The Waiting Room$13,537-54%40$3,384$102,8605International Film Circuit
33Deep Sea 3D$11,91717%41$2,979$45,069,609348Warner Bros. / IMAX
34The Other Dream Team$11,641-45%141$832$119,6535The Film Arcade
35Hating Breitbart$10,994-73%40$2,749$54,0662Rocky Mountain Pictures
36Wuthering Heights (2012)$10,012-40%121$834$62,1294Oscilloscope
37Moonrise Kingdom$9,547-51%15-14$636$45,507,86523Focus
38Beasts of the Southern Wild$9,396-46%20-8$470$11,204,34718Fox Searchlight
39V/H/S$9,23174%193$486$87,6294Magnolia / Magnet
40Somewhere Between$8,420-63%60$1,403$107,84610Long Shot Factory
41Robot & Frank$7,845-50%24-10$327$3,255,61011IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
42Keep the Lights On$7,51619%5-4$1,503$218,0838Music Box Films
43All Together$7,327-43%7-3$1,047$23,2622Kino Lorber / Tribeca Film
44The Well-Digger's Daughter$7,257-15%6-3$1,210$343,63615Kino Lorber
45Orchestra of Exiles$6,719--1--$6,719$6,7191First Run Features
46Chicken With Plums$6,08050%111$553$226,77011Sony Pictures Classics
47War of the Buttons (2012)$5,399-69%8-27$675$38,6613Weinstein Company
48Nobody Walks$5,372-26%75$767$15,5322Magnolia Pictures
49To Rome with Love$5,313-45%11-21$483$16,677,74619Sony Pictures Classics
50The Queen of Versailles$5,035-34%8-5$629$2,380,93315Magnolia Pictures
51Just 45 Minutes from Broadway$5,027-45%3-3$1,676$48,7684Rainbow Releasing
52The Revisionaries$4,839--3--$1,613$12,6364Kino Lorber
53Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$4,338--4--$1,085$56,3664Roadside Attractions
54Wake in Fright (2012 re-issue)$4,201-34%104$420$31,9564Drafthouse Films
55Tristana (2012 re-issue)$4,153--1--$4,153$12,6863Cohen Media Group
56Celeste and Jesse Forever$3,88670%150$259$3,087,50313Sony Pictures Classics
57Under the Sea 3D$3,858-39%51$772$32,410,500194Warner Bros. / IMAX
58You've Been Trumped$3,188486%2-1$1,594$23,59213International Film Circuit
59How To Survive A Plague$2,979-68%9-5$331$118,4906IFC Films
602 Days In New York$2,916-13%72$417$626,23112Magnolia Pictures
61The Oranges$2,892-82%5-10$578$364,8754IDP/ATO Pictures
62Compliance$1,922-26%8-3$240$318,62211Magnolia Pictures
63Least Among Saints$1,714-65%4-4$429$25,3203Brainstorm Media
64Bringing Up Bobby$1,68082%2-2$840$4,7585Monterey Media
65Gayby$1,670-13%10$1,670$11,0703The Film Collaborative
66Trade of Innocents$1,295298%32$432$13,6494Monterey Media
67Death by China$1,257--1--$1,257$32,01811Area23a
68Unforgivable$1,052-32%20$526$153,78518Strand Releasing
69Step Up to the Plate$808-26%21$404$37,6177Cinema Guild
70Husbands In Goa$600-37%1-1$600$10,1356UTV Communications
71The Eye of the Storm$368-91%1-1$368$82,0718Sycamore Entertainment
72Kumare$300--1--$300$125,36519Kino Lorber
73Barfi!$228-98%1-9$228$2,804,8747UTV Communications
74Meet The Fokkens$182--1--$182$27,59912Kino Lorber
75The Ghastly Love of Johnny X$86--1--$86$861Strand Releasing
76Girl Model$73-70%10$73$20,8088First Run Features