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, Jun. 28 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Age of Extinction$32,434,708-23%4,233--$7,662$74,302,8431Paramount
222 Jump Street$6,172,21120%3,426120$1,802$135,744,5343Sony / Columbia
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$5,156,66225%3,750-518$1,375$117,991,9833Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Think Like a Man Too$4,258,37226%2,2250$1,914$45,410,1312Sony / Screen Gems
5Maleficent$3,307,49327%3,073-377$1,076$199,539,5345Disney
6Jersey Boys$3,163,70640%2,9050$1,089$25,155,6302Warner Bros.
7Edge of Tomorrow$2,211,15838%2,535-677$872$82,759,6614Warner Bros.
8The Fault in Our Stars$1,737,270-6%2,845-495$611$108,330,3884Fox
9X-Men: Days of Future Past$1,347,48439%2,014-667$669$222,407,4276Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$717,12565%801-160$895$18,908,3778Open Road
2Godzilla (2014)$372,36325%750-615$496$196,755,1737Warner Bros.
3Neighbors (2014)$336,80536%510-523$660$147,039,5958Universal
4Blended$251,97939%475-367$530$43,386,4856Warner Bros.
5A Million Ways to Die in the West$234,19538%483-934$485$41,562,4055Universal
6Rio 2$174,35624%32212$541$128,018,21512Fox
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$134,62339%274-160$491$200,094,3419Sony / Columbia
8Belle$106,83449%175-69$610$9,578,5219Fox Searchlight
9The Grand Seduction$98,56246%119-5$828$2,091,5985eOne Films US
10Heaven is for Real$90,57728%21110$429$90,099,73811Sony / TriStar
11Divergent$77,69824%210-79$370$150,489,12015Lionsgate / Summit
12The Other Woman (2014)$66,05432%195-36$339$83,358,23910Fox
13Words and Pictures$58,16354%105-70$554$1,691,3756Roadside Attractions
14The LEGO Movie$54,30411%33520$162$256,956,99621Warner Bros.
15Moms' Night Out$32,25015%11767$276$10,253,1088Sony / TriStar
16Mr. Peabody & Sherman$31,41620%141-38$223$110,995,07217Fox / DreamWorks Animation
17The Signal (2014)$27,38834%180-24$152$534,0573Focus

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Snowpiercer$68,39749%8--$8,550$114,2491RADiUS-TWC
2Begin Again$55,27428%5--$11,055$98,5771Weinstein Company
3The Grand Budapest Hotel$52,76866%90-22$586$58,514,82817Fox Searchlight
4Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$50,1214%410$1,222$3,499,87013Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Immigrant$28,62760%61-49$469$1,962,7747Weinstein Company
6God's Not Dead$23,62030%90-22$262$60,586,92615Freestyle / Pure Flix
7Brick Mansions$15,223-35%31-29$491$20,343,94010Relativity Media
8America (2014)$12,300-1%3--$4,100$24,6641Lionsgate
9Yves Saint Laurent$10,02844%2--$5,014$28,6351Weinstein Company
10Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$9,92379%31-15$320$167,1894RADiUS-TWC
11Fed Up$8,80524%32-15$275$1,445,9028RADiUS-TWC
12The Railway Man$7,31271%38-46$192$4,402,50312Weinstein Company
13Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$3,4437%21-31$164$8,430,7138Clarius Entertainment
14Radio Free Albemuth$2,13821%10--$214$3,9111Freestyle Releasing
15The Hornet's Nest$308103%2-1$154$306,6908Freestyle Releasing
16The Unknown Known$20033%1-1$200$276,30613RADiUS-TWC