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 Sat, Apr. 21 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Think Like a Man$13,165,0549%2,015--$6,534$25,290,8881Sony / Screen Gems
2The Lucky One (2012)$8,561,095-6%3,155--$2,714$17,666,7021Warner Bros.
3The Hunger Games$6,500,06862%3,752-164$1,732$352,914,7605Lionsgate
4The Three Stooges$4,321,22685%3,4825$1,241$26,812,7842Fox
5Chimpanzee$3,743,6426%1,563--$2,395$7,290,6811Disneynature
6The Cabin in the Woods$3,357,49735%2,8110$1,194$25,073,6852Lionsgate
7American Reunion$2,335,41040%3,033-170$770$47,047,3203Universal
8Titanic 3D$2,160,47254%2,515-182$859$51,389,8983Paramount
921 Jump Street$2,067,18348%2,427-308$852$125,929,7436Sony / Columbia
10Mirror Mirror$1,946,43675%2,938-268$663$54,150,1124Relativity Media
11Wrath of the Titans$1,712,50365%2,502-600$684$76,062,5534Warner Bros.
12Lockout$1,367,35145%2,33527$586$10,276,9472Open Road
13Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$838,990112%1,583-529$530$206,488,0058Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Apr. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$326,48886%44611$732$6,890,8787CBS Films
2Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$279,50195%444-58$630$101,051,81411Warner Bros. / New Line
3Bully (2012)$205,60943%263105$782$1,373,8814Weinstein Company
4Safe House$106,85561%301-70$355$125,550,09011Universal
5This Means War$93,83132%29310$320$54,066,57710Fox
6The Vow$84,61919%297-38$285$124,577,82611Sony / Screen Gems
7Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$71,60864%1064$676$893,2172Code Black Entertainment
8Act of Valor$60,39469%229-123$264$69,437,2849Relativity Media
9Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$59,97691%175-41$343$51,503,62910Sony / Columbia
10Jeff Who Lives at Home$58,23465%122-61$477$3,994,1566Paramount Vantage
11Blue Like Jazz$51,37411%126-10$408$435,4202Roadside Attractions
12Project X (2012)$51,21037%258113$198$54,455,0778Warner Bros.
13Chronicle$45,48062%137-28$332$64,278,61712Fox
14The Iron Lady$33,47972%102-44$328$29,940,95417Weinstein Company
15Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$32,516113%135-18$241$132,901,16419Fox
16A Thousand Words$30,92897%168-109$184$17,919,9637Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Apr. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$106,70042%50--$2,134$181,7351Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Friends With Kids$32,31059%83-30$389$7,070,8897Roadside Attractions
3Born to Be Wild 3D$27,200-29%32-8$850$18,307,32355Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Artist$25,21964%86-35$293$44,139,46022Weinstein Company
5Touchback$22,3462%6919$324$127,4452Anchor Bay Films
6The Woman in Black$20,47728%90-32$228$54,268,96612CBS Films
7Silent House (2012)$18,3818%590$312$12,719,2307Open Road
8Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$17,95593%81-44$222$34,845,4669Lionsgate
9We Bought a Zoo$17,01693%66-17$258$75,538,88618Fox
10Casa de mi Padre$15,05938%58-63$260$5,761,2866Lionsgate / Pantelion
11Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$10,69884%32-1$334$43,394,80011Fox
12Red Tails$8,97650%39-4$230$49,821,61614Fox
13W.E.$4,896102%15-2$326$561,36812Weinstein Company
14Undefeated$4,73138%170$278$502,76110Weinstein Company
15Coriolanus$4,47358%14-4$320$682,88614Weinstein Company
16Albert Nobbs$3,493266%153$233$2,997,03513Roadside Attractions