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.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Feb. 12 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 12 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Safe House$10,245,915-37%3,119--$3,285$40,172,7201Universal
2The Vow$9,235,565-45%2,958--$3,122$41,202,4581Sony / Screen Gems
3Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$8,181,685-35%3,470--$2,358$27,335,3631Warner Bros. / New Line
4Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$5,354,711-37%2,655--$2,017$22,469,9321Fox
5Chronicle$3,054,593-44%2,9081$1,050$39,959,8562Fox
6The Woman in Black$2,133,396-53%2,8561$747$35,258,1452CBS Films
7The Grey$1,362,318-41%2,801-406$486$42,787,8843Open Road
8Big Miracle$1,162,485-37%2,1334$545$13,281,9852Universal
9The Descendants$926,342-43%1,581-457$586$70,671,28913Fox Searchlight
10Underworld Awakening$718,040-34%1,657-979$433$58,914,5254Sony / Screen Gems
11Red Tails$661,307-41%1,580-767$419$45,080,7724Fox
12One For the Money$603,569-41%2,056-681$294$23,679,6583Lionsgate
13Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$403,834-41%1,375-1130$294$29,406,9008Warner Bros.
14Contraband$324,275-43%1,081-966$300$64,642,8255Universal
15Man on a Ledge$310,723-47%1,423-1575$218$17,471,4323Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Feb. 12 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Artist$637,706-39%808-197$789$24,002,03812Weinstein Company
2Hugo$578,448-30%702-328$824$64,442,02412Paramount
3The Iron Lady$329,416-38%512-509$643$22,797,2647Weinstein Company
4Beauty and the Beast 3D$317,994-19%678-1041$469$46,463,3065Disney
5Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$178,946-48%469-608$382$206,514,7689Paramount
6Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$172,554-35%502-316$344$129,054,8919Fox
7Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu$161,872-42%111--$1,458$637,1001UTV Communications
8Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$147,284-44%232-70$635$21,995,07810Focus
9War Horse$140,263-29%502-661$279$78,200,1678Disney / DreamWorks
10The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$137,795-41%269-399$512$100,814,0958Sony / Columbia
11Joyful Noise$131,297-42%686-664$191$29,890,1295Warner Bros.
12The Adventures of Tintin$113,747-27%257-229$443$75,871,4868Paramount
13We Bought a Zoo$99,634-42%420-334$237$73,246,5998Fox
14Albert Nobbs$81,675-33%151-94$541$2,034,3983Roadside Attractions
15Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$72,479-55%265-592$274$184,573,2009Warner Bros.
16Puss in Boots (2011)$69,709-33%209-44$334$148,741,02016Paramount / DreamWorks
17Happy Feet Two$61,256-31%202-53$303$63,675,13113Warner Bros.
18My Week with Marilyn$55,614-43%125-46$445$13,344,06812Weinstein Company
19Haywire$53,810-42%263-988$205$18,579,4514Relativity Media
20Jack and Jill$48,701-37%187-35$260$73,837,88614Sony / Columbia
21The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$40,974-45%230-66$178$281,158,17213Lionsgate / Summit
22New Year's Eve$15,620-43%155-67$101$54,493,44210Warner Bros. / New Line

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Feb. 12 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$32,842-24%44-1$746$16,157,02345Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Shame$24,327-34%52-12$468$3,606,89711Fox Searchlight
3W.E.$18,528-27%1713$1,090$123,7932Weinstein Company
4The Sitter$17,443-30%99-27$176$30,411,95010Fox
5Coriolanus$8,974-39%11-3$816$267,9474Weinstein Company
6The Devil Inside$8,530-47%95-208$90$53,149,7766Paramount
7Pariah (2011)$6,547-38%13-6$504$657,4377Focus
8Immortals$6,261-25%33-29$190$83,488,54614Relativity Media
9Chico & Rita$6,168-32%1--$6,168$20,6541GKIDS
10J. Edgar$3,966-30%42-93$94$37,293,47814Warner Bros.
11In the Land of Blood and Honey$3,747-18%103$375$272,3768FilmDistrict
12Young Adult$2,964-56%35-23$85$16,257,51210Paramount
13The Darkest Hour$2,029-31%18-21$113$21,217,4898Summit
14Vettai$1,126-26%2-2$563$198,1925UTV Communications
15Margin Call$210-46%20$105$5,353,58617Roadside Attractions