'Inside Out' Returns to First on Thursday with $7.7M; 'Jurassic World' Takes Second with $6.9M; 'Terminator Genisys' a Soft Third with $6.5M; 'Magic Mike XXL' Quickly Falls to Fourth with $5.7MJuly 03, 2015 01:03 PM

by Daniel Garris

Please note that because of the holiday weekend most of today's reported grosses are studio estimates.

After falling to third place on Wednesday, Inside Out returned to first place on Thursday with an estimated $7.72 million. The critically acclaimed 3D computer animated blockbuster from Disney and Pixar was up a slim 3 percent over Wednesday and down only 21 percent from last Thursday. Inside Out was the week's top film with a weekly take of $83.24 million. That represented a 37 percent decline from the film's opening week performance. Inside Out continues to exceed expectations in a big way with a two week total of $216.06 million. The film is currently running 10 percent ahead of the $196.54 million two-week take of 2013's Monsters University and 16.5 percent behind the $258.83 million two-week gross of 2010's Toy Story 3.

Jurassic World was up 15 percent and two spots over Wednesday to move into third with an estimated $6.9 million. The 3D blockbuster sequel from Universal and Legendary decreased 22.5 percent from last Thursday. Jurassic World placed in a close second for the week with $81.42 million. The film was down 46 percent from the previous frame and has grossed a massive $527.26 million through three weeks of release. Jurassic World is currently the fifth highest grossing film of all-time without adjusting for ticket price inflation and is now on the verge of passing the $534.86 million final gross of 2008's The Dark Knight to move into fourth place.

Paramount's Terminator Genisys fell one spot and 27 percent from its opening day performance to land in third with an estimated $6.5 million. The fifth installment of the Arnold Schwarzenegger led sci-fi action franchise has grossed $15.43 million in its first two days. That is below the film's already scaled back expectations and is soft with the film's price tag in mind. The film's two-day start is 46 percent below the $28.35 million two-day take of Terminator 3 way back in 2003 and 4 percent ahead of the $14.87 million two-day launch of 2009's Public Enemies. At its current pace, Terminator Genisys looks to be on pace for a five-day start just below $40 million.

Warner's Magic Mike XXL held up even softer yesterday as it was down three spots and a sharp 38.5 percent from Wednesday to fall to fourth with an estimated $5.73 million. Magic Mike XXL has grossed $15.03 million in two days. While the Channing Tatum led sequel is performing well with its modest cost in mind, yesterday's daily percentage hold was a troubling early sign going forward. Magic Mike XXL is running 8 percent behind the $16.29 million two-day start of 2003's Legally Blonde 2 and 28 percent ahead of the $11.73 million two-day take of last year's Tammy. Unless it is able to build up momentum today, Magic Mike XXL appears headed for a five-day start in the area of $35 million.

Ted 2 held steady in fifth place with an estimated $3.25 million. The Seth MacFarlane directed comedy sequel from Universal and MRC was up a modest 7 percent over Wednesday. Ted 2 placed in third for the week with a much softer than expected seven-day start of $47.31 million. The film is running a very disappointing 46 percent behind the $87.65 million seven-day take of 2012's Ted and will likely continue to fall further and further behind in the comparison due to its nature as a sequel.

Max rounded out its first week of release with an estimated sixth place take of $1.67 million. The modestly budgeted family film from Warner Bros. and MGM was up 11 percent over Wednesday. Max placed in fourth for the week with a seven-day gross of $18.75 million. That was in line with expectations and was 13 percent ahead of the $16.54 million seven-day start of last year's Earth to Echo (which opened on a Wednesday).

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Feb. 21 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The LEGO Movie$7,275,739169%3,890115$1,870$158,985,8353Warner Bros.
23 Days to Kill$4,034,208--2,872--$1,405$4,034,2081Relativity Media
3Pompeii$3,367,131--2,658--$1,267$3,367,1311Sony / TriStar
4RoboCop (2014)$2,589,989119%3,3720$768$36,790,0952Sony / Columbia
5About Last Night$2,278,167168%2,2530$1,011$33,024,4572Sony / Screen Gems
6The Monuments Men$2,243,767124%3,064-19$732$52,188,4513Sony / Columbia
7Endless Love (2014)$1,462,480248%2,8960$505$17,303,7352Universal
8Ride Along$1,333,460221%2,186-331$610$119,839,2606Universal
9Frozen (2013)$1,023,438126%1,891-210$541$380,727,77314Disney
10Winter's Tale$674,323117%2,9650$227$9,768,2242Warner Bros.
11Lone Survivor$545,760126%1,516-497$360$120,276,6669Universal
12That Awkward Moment$477,078123%1,208-714$395$23,145,6204Focus
13Philomena$297,96057%1,004-221$297$31,821,89614Weinstein Company
14The Nut Job$212,17912%1,235-683$172$59,051,6826Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Feb. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Hustle$458,279155%903-169$508$142,841,35311Sony / Columbia
2The Wolf of Wall Street$341,382120%627-124$544$111,860,0739Paramount
3Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$244,55085%807-471$303$48,717,2286Paramount
4Gravity$220,437168%348-7$633$268,648,56521Warner Bros.
512 Years a Slave$121,11691%349-37$347$48,675,83919Fox Searchlight
6Her (2013)$106,111107%250-5$424$23,676,72110Warner Bros.
7August: Osage County$101,26215%525-485$193$36,316,5739Weinstein Company
8Nebraska$100,24868%210-114$477$16,189,12115Paramount Vantage
9The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$88,305158%240-86$368$423,395,82114Lionsgate
10In Secret$78,464--266--$295$78,4641Roadside Attractions
11The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$74,913118%266-19$282$256,418,65711Warner Bros. / New Line
12Vampire Academy$72,750-37%536-2140$136$7,417,3583Weinstein Company
13Dallas Buyers Club$71,613106%175-48$409$24,521,11417Focus
14Labor Day (2013)$69,301-18%418-1246$166$12,948,9424Paramount
15Gloria (2014)$59,36694%11012$540$1,170,2885Roadside Attractions
16The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$54,242255%2087$261$57,601,3269Fox
17I, Frankenstein$39,96440%217-251$184$18,552,0965Lionsgate
18Walking With Dinosaurs$29,354141%214-34$137$35,525,19210Fox
19The Legend Of Hercules$25,042426%11020$228$18,570,9557Lionsgate / Summit
20Inside Llewyn Davis$18,67444%10721$175$13,017,74712CBS Films
21Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$18,233103%1810$101$119,479,52122Sony / Columbia
22Captain Phillips$16,476130%18954$87$106,909,25620Sony / Columbia
23Grudge Match$13,80839%108-183$128$29,714,0919Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Feb. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Highway$93,434--97--$963$93,4341UTV Motion Pictures
2The Wind Rises$81,626--21--$3,887$223,6761Disney
3The Book Thief$18,25899%84-10$217$21,146,05016Fox
4Devil's Due$17,701114%84-39$211$15,673,7156Fox
5Hasee Toh Phasee$10,528110%33-44$319$608,2073Reliance Entertainment
6Free Birds$5,44285%56-19$97$55,631,31217Relativity Media
7Barefoot$3,934--18--$219$3,9341Roadside Attractions
8Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$2,417-49%33-1$73$8,235,90613Weinstein Company
9The Pretty One$1,934834%54$387$7,1243Dada Films
10All Is Lost$81578%5-4$163$6,261,44019Roadside Attractions
11Gimme Shelter (2014)$55512%5-10$111$1,358,1315Roadside Attractions
12Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$486-56%10$486$18,9843Rialto Pictures
13Knights of Badassdom$126-98%31$42$113,6575eOne Films US