Grosses

'Jurassic World' ($30.9M) Inches Past 'Inside Out' ($30.1M) To Remain #1; 'Terminator Genisys' Underwhelms with $28.7M; Front-loaded 'Magic Mike XXL' Lackluster with $12.0MJuly 05, 2015 09:18 AM

by Daniel Garris

It was a very close race this weekend between fellow blockbusters Jurassic World and Inside Out. Based on studio estimates, Universal's Jurassic World has the edge with an estimated $30.94 million. That places it $0.84 million ahead of Disney's Inside Out for the weekend, which took in an estimated $30.11 million. It's obviously close enough between the two films that positioning could still change when actuals are released on Monday.

Jurassic World decreased 43 percent from last weekend's performance. If its positioning holds, the film has now led the weekend box office for four consecutive frames (a feat which Universal also achieved with Furious 7 earlier this year). Without adjusting for ticket price inflation, Jurassic World registered the third largest fourth weekend performance of all-time (behind only 2009's Avatar and 2012's Marvel's The Avengers). Jurassic World has grossed a massive $558.20 million through 24 days of release. This weekend the film surpassed the $534.86 million final gross of 2008's The Dark Knight to move into fourth place on the all-time unadjusted domestic list. Jurassic World is now just $65.16 million away from passing the $623.36 million final domestic gross of The Avengers to move into third place on the list. Jurassic World is currently running $44.83 million and 9 percent ahead of the $513.37 million 24-day take of The Avengers.

Inside Out was down a solid 42.5 percent from last weekend. Holdovers in general were noticeably affected by Independence Day falling on Saturday this year (the first time that has occurred since back in 2009). Inside Out continues to exceed its lofty expectations with a strong 17-day start of $246.16 million. That already makes the film the fourth highest grossing release of 2015 thus far (behind only Jurassic World, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Furious 7). Compared to other previous blockbusters from Pixar, Inside Out is running an impressive 14 percent ahead of the $216.25 million 17-day take of 2013's Monsters University and 15 percent behind the $289.11 million 17-day gross of 2010's Toy Story 3. Competition for family audiences will soon be getting much tougher with the release of Universal's highly anticipated Minions this coming Friday.

Paramount's Terminator Genisys wasn't far behind with an estimated third place debut of $28.7 million. The Arnold Schwarzenegger led 3D sci-fi action sequel has grossed $44.16 million through five days of release. Terminator Genisys is performing on the very low end of scaled back expectations and in the bigger picture is performing softly with both its cost and the previous history of The Terminator franchise in mind. Terminator Genisys is running 32 percent behind the $65.32 million five-day start of 2009's Terminator Salvation (which opened on a Thursday) and percent 39 behind the $72.39 million five-day take of 2003's Terminator 3 (which opened on a Wednesday). The film is performing much more in line with the $40.14 million five-day Independence Day weekend start of 2009's Public Enemies.

One positive aspect of the holiday start for Terminator Genisys is that the film was relatively back-loaded with a five-day to three-day weekend ratio of 1.54 to 1. That stat, along with the film's B+ rating on CinemaScore suggests that Terminator Genisys is going over better with moviegoers than it has with critics. On the other hand, Terminator Genisys will be facing new direct competition from the likes of Disney's Ant-Man, Sony's Pixels and fellow Paramount release Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation throughout the month of July.

Terminator Genisys took in an estimated $5.5 million from IMAX locations over the five-day frame. That represented 12.5 percent of the film's overall five-day start.

After getting off to a solid start on Wednesday (when the film took first place for the day) and Thursday, Warner's Magic Mike XXL lost major momentum over the weekend and had to settle for a distant estimated fourth place take of $12.04 million. That places the five-day start for the Channing Tatum led sequel at a significantly softer than expected $27.07 million and gives the film a 5-day to 3-day weekend ratio of 2.25 to 1. The film's early front-loading is obviously a troubling sign going forward, though some of the front-loading is clearly due to the film being greatly affected by Independence Day falling on Saturday (the film was down 60 percent from Friday on Saturday). Magic Mike XXL is running 45 percent below the $49.62 million five-day take of 2012's Magic Mike (which opened on a Friday) and 30 percent behind the $38.51 million five-day start of 2003's Legally Blonde 2 (which opened a Wednesday).

The audience breakdown for Magic Mike XXL skewed towards moviegoers over the age of 25 (73 percent) and extremely towards female moviegoers (96 percent). In comparison, the film's predecessor skewed 73 percent towards female moviegoers. Magic Mike XXL will be helped out by its very modest production budget and the film did receive a promising A- rating on CinemaScore, so it may be able to stabilize a bit after this weekend, especially on weekdays.

Universal's Ted 2 rounded out the weekend's top five with an estimated $11.02 million. On the heels of last weekend's already softer than expected start, the Seth MacFarlane directed comedy sequel was down a very sharp 67 percent. Ted 2 has grossed a much softer than expected $58.33 million in ten days. That places the film a very disappointing 51 percent behind the $119.85 million ten-day take of 2012's Ted (which fell just 41 percent in its second weekend to gross $32.20 million). Given its far poorer second weekend hold and its nature as a sequel, Ted 2 is set to fall further and further behind the pace of its predecessor going forward. Ted and Magic Mike broke out at the same time three years ago during the summer of 2012, but in hindsight audiences clearly weren't all that hungry for a sequel to either film.

Max held up far better this weekend with an estimated sixth place take of $7.0 million. The modestly budgeted family film from Warner Bros. and MGM was down 42 percent from last weekend. Max continues to perform in line with expectations with a solid ten-day take of $25.75 million. That places the film 23 percent ahead of the $20.87 million ten-day gross of last year's Earth to Echo.

On the platform front, A24's Amy was off to a nice start with an estimated $222,015 from 6 locations in New York and Los Angeles. That gave the critically acclaimed documentary on the late Amy Winehouse a per-location average of $37,003 for the frame. Amy will be expanding into additional locations on Friday.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Apr. 5 - Sun, Apr. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Evil Dead$25,775,847--3,025--$8,521$25,775,8471Sony / TriStar
2G.I. Joe: Retaliation$20,875,389-48%3,73415$5,591$86,438,4492Paramount
3The Croods$20,651,694-23%3,879-186$5,324$125,351,8963Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Jurassic Park 3D$18,620,145--2,771--$6,720$18,620,1451Universal
5Olympus Has Fallen$10,163,132-28%3,059-47$3,322$71,236,6333FilmDistrict
6Tyler Perry's Temptation$10,085,805-53%2,0470$4,927$38,469,1462Lionsgate
7Oz: The Great and Powerful$8,010,234-32%2,905-419$2,757$212,606,9525Disney
8The Host (2013)$5,198,615-51%3,2020$1,624$19,624,3282Open Road
9The Call$3,500,248-29%2,002-437$1,748$45,481,3414Sony / TriStar
10Admission$1,946,048-40%1,407-754$1,383$15,265,5963Focus
11Spring Breakers$1,172,022-58%1,072-307$1,093$12,616,7644A24

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Identity Thief$796,705-27%721-361$1,105$131,232,3359Universal
2Silver Linings Playbook$603,470-33%524-228$1,152$129,725,11721Weinstein Company
3Jack the Giant Slayer$522,349-49%502-578$1,041$62,469,8306Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$480,929-64%535-1040$899$21,807,5014Warner Bros. / New Line
5Quartet$366,786-4%252-50$1,456$17,200,54613Weinstein Company
6Life of Pi$354,962-17%269-71$1,320$123,920,58320Fox
7Safe Haven$273,674-29%360-190$760$70,327,9528Relativity Media
8Warm Bodies$269,714119%287125$940$65,584,01810Lionsgate / Summit
9Escape From Planet Earth$261,79511%432-545$606$54,440,4648Weinstein Company
10Snitch (2013)$226,209-49%304-442$744$41,784,3317Lionsgate / Summit
11The Gatekeepers$172,427-15%13126$1,316$2,116,26010Sony Pictures Classics
1221 And Over$166,657-45%180-164$926$25,279,2336Relativity Media
13A Good Day to Die Hard$165,1684%22516$734$66,795,6508Fox
14Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$138,365-24%180-22$769$55,439,52111Paramount
15Django Unchained$137,857-20%183-50$753$162,549,16215Weinstein Company
16Emperor$132,520-11%120-18$1,104$3,109,8845Roadside Attractions
17On the Road$107,570-9%10730$1,005$594,61216IFC Films
18Wreck-It Ralph$94,697-20%156-51$607$189,180,08223Disney
19Argo$85,949-39%172-88$500$135,897,80026Warner Bros.
20Parental Guidance$82,411-7%110-30$749$77,045,46215Fox
21Dead Man Down$50,54977%14671$346$10,828,6785FilmDistrict
22Lincoln$47,845-44%102-87$469$182,137,97322Disney / DreamWorks

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Place Beyond the Pines$703,379152%3026$23,446$1,089,4092Focus
2The Sapphires$292,030308%6048$4,867$443,9823Weinstein Company
3No (2013)$208,644-8%8919$2,344$1,608,6248Sony Pictures Classics
4The Company You Keep$131,718--5--$26,344$131,7181Sony Pictures Classics
5Trance$131,145--4--$32,786$131,1451Fox Searchlight
6From Up on Poppy Hill$130,69910%4116$3,188$472,4904GKIDS
7Ginger & Rosa$125,424-27%9921$1,267$575,2884A24
8Side Effects (2013)$104,554-18%80-22$1,307$31,391,4839Open Road
9Renoir$102,55057%2014$5,128$199,9582IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
10Hubble 3D$79,275-18%14-4$5,663$37,462,698160Warner Bros. / IMAX
11Lore$76,738-1%506$1,535$718,7469Music Box Films
12Free Angela and All Political Prisoners$69,306--16--$4,332$69,3061CodeBlack Films
13Stoker$64,216-63%89-105$722$1,628,3786Fox Searchlight
14The Impossible$59,11430%80-6$739$18,907,06916Lionsgate / Summit
15Starbuck$57,82417%3114$1,865$3,605,6063eOne Films US
16New World$54,581-39%19-2$2,873$400,4163Well Go USA
17Settai$52,386--33--$1,587$52,3861UTV Motion Pictures
18To the Arctic 3D$50,633-20%520$974$12,026,92551Warner Bros. / IMAX
19Room 237$49,76168%119$4,524$93,0272IFC Midnight
20Rise of The Guardians$43,377-34%89-45$487$103,400,69220Paramount / DreamWorks
21Monsters, Inc. 3D$42,13938%32-8$1,317$33,889,85916Disney
22The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$39,325-43%77-68$511$302,932,62417Warner Bros. / New Line
23Blancanieves$34,49137%1410$2,464$72,2402Cohen Media Group
24Upstream Color$28,649--1--$28,649$28,6491ERBP
25Born to Be Wild 3D$28,582-34%300$953$22,425,536105Warner Bros. / IMAX
26Space Station 3D$25,384-17%20$12,692$87,613,847573IMAX
27Under the Sea 3D$23,53521%14-2$1,681$32,758,987217Warner Bros. / IMAX
28Himmatwala$23,124-88%61-38$379$262,5682UTV Motion Pictures
29Beautiful Creatures (2013)$20,369-50%55-60$370$19,445,2178Warner Bros.
30Dark Skies$18,865-67%28-73$674$17,178,1667Weinstein / Dimension
31Reality (2013)$18,02354%128$1,502$55,2614Oscilloscope
32Camp (2013)$17,568368%82$2,196$128,5637Freestyle Releasing
33Searching For Sugar Man$16,0654%182$893$3,612,24437Sony Pictures Classics
34Amour$15,828-46%30-19$528$6,685,66016Sony Pictures Classics
35A Royal Affair$15,70646%114$1,428$1,516,40322Magnolia Pictures
36The Silence$14,233-23%112$1,294$69,1705Music Box Films
37No Place on Earth$13,813--2--$6,907$13,8131Magnolia Pictures
38Gimme the Loot$12,763-25%84$1,595$65,5813IFC Films
39Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner$12,068--1--$12,068$12,0681Cinema Guild
40Girl Rising$11,219216%63$1,870$589,7135Gathr Films
41Hava Nagila (The Movie)$9,811-48%13-3$755$239,1206International Film Circuit
42Happy People: A Year in the Taiga$9,45219%100$945$308,36411Music Box Films
43Beyond the Hills$8,342-8%122$695$96,1895IFC Films
44Chasing Ice$8,099--9--$900$1,309,99722Submarine Deluxe
4556 Up$7,326-53%10-5$733$668,50614First Run Features
46Bless Me, Ultima$6,987-38%6-5$1,165$1,559,5567Arenas Entertainment
47Upside Down$6,578-16%10-9$658$102,1184Millennium Entertainment
48Koch$6,260-32%7-2$894$320,90110Zeitgeist Films
49Deep Sea 3D$6,250-19%20$3,125$45,494,076371Warner Bros. / IMAX
50Like Someone in Love$5,712-31%12-1$476$207,4838IFC Films
51Somebody Up There Likes Me (2013)$5,498--1--$5,498$83,7965Tribeca Film
52M (2013 re-issue)$5,253736%32$1,751$22,8674Kino Lorber
53Simon Killer$5,054--1--$5,054$5,0541IFC Films
54Down the Shore$4,808--2--$2,404$4,8081Anchor Bay Films
55Bert Stern: Original Mad Man$4,691--4--$1,173$6,4701First Run Features
56The Brass Teapot$4,468--2--$2,234$4,4681Magnolia Pictures
57The Playroom$3,900--12--$325$3,9001Freestyle Releasing
58A Place at the Table$3,82688%146$273$203,5666Magnolia Pictures
59Wrong$3,212-84%8-11$402$33,6142Drafthouse Films
60Leonie$3,097-29%5-1$619$17,6054Monterey Media
61Sound City$2,894-53%4-2$724$391,16110Variance Films
62West of Memphis$2,518-71%13-7$194$298,45415Sony Pictures Classics
63White Elephant$2,421-53%10$2,421$8,4622Strand Releasing
64Welcome to the Punch$2,057-25%97$229$6,7872IFC Films
65The Waiting Room$2,041191%1-1$2,041$241,93528International Film Circuit
66Orchestra of Exiles$1,936-3%21$968$32,04224First Run Features
67A Fierce Green Fire$1,81210%2-2$906$19,4736First Run Features
68John Dies at the End$1,55551%42$389$141,30711Magnolia / Magnet
69The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$1,540-54%2-5$770$370,2896Methinx Entertainment
70Love and Honor (2013)$1,519-76%4-4$380$16,3263IFC Films
71The Girl (2013)$1,487-43%3-1$496$34,1925Brainstorm Media / Vitagraph
72Kai Po Che$1,414-78%2-3$707$1,119,8767UTV Motion Pictures
73Hunky Dory$1,219-55%3-3$406$15,3933Variance Films
74Radio Unnameable$1,218--1--$1,218$23,33229Kino Lorber
75Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey$1,054-30%1-3$1,054$59,6455Cinedigm
76Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal$1,016--5--$203$1,0161Music Box Films
77Le Pont du Nord (2013 re-issue)$992-77%10$992$11,5343The Film Desk
78Violeta Went to Heaven$964-83%31$321$9,1032Kino Lorber
79Leviathan (2013)$756-64%20$378$44,6906Cinema Guild
80Mental$750-92%1-11$750$17,3462Dada Films
8111 Flowers$614-47%10$614$8,4597First Run Features
82Dorfman in Love$582-80%4-1$146$13,7373Brainstorm Media
83Silver Circle$544--1--$544$3,1133Area23a
845 Broken Cameras$432--1--$432$103,01145Kino Lorber
85If I Were You$66-73%1-2$66$8,0864Kino Lorber
86All Together$26--1--$26$42,24525Kino Lorber / Tribeca Film