'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).

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Aug. 23 - Sun, Aug. 25

Wide (1000+)

1Lee Daniels' The Butler$17,018,000-31%3,110177$5,472$52,274,8132Weinstein Company
2We're the Millers$13,500,000-25%3,445120$3,919$91,740,1993Warner Bros. / New Line
3The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$9,300,000--3,118--$2,983$14,051,4021Sony / Screen Gems
4The World's End$8,942,307--1,549--$5,773$8,942,3071Focus
6Elysium$7,100,000-48%2,913-371$2,437$69,053,9383Sony / TriStar
7You're Next$7,050,000--2,437--$2,893$7,050,0001Lionsgate
8Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$5,200,000-41%2,730-350$1,905$48,346,4533Fox
9Blue Jasmine$4,300,11988%1,2831054$3,352$14,798,9215Sony Pictures Classics
10Kick-Ass 2$4,270,000-68%2,9455$1,450$22,423,1352Universal
112 Guns$3,387,000-42%1,841-630$1,840$65,381,1704Universal
12Jobs$3,001,000-55%2,3810$1,260$12,144,2872Open Road
13The Smurfs 2$2,800,000-41%1,852-497$1,512$62,616,1184Sony / Columbia
14Despicable Me 2$2,559,000-35%1,402-416$1,825$350,659,4208Universal
15The Wolverine$2,500,000-45%1,449-609$1,725$125,095,6765Fox
16The Conjuring$2,155,000-45%1,355-646$1,590$131,765,7086Warner Bros. / New Line
17Paranoia$1,350,000-62%2,4590$549$6,287,0422Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

1Grown Ups 2$950,000-44%620-621$1,532$128,994,6317Sony / Columbia
2The Spectacular Now$650,00357%15499$4,221$1,935,1814A24
3Turbo$632,000-41%470-289$1,345$78,774,0036Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4The Heat$530,000-40%409-282$1,296$156,377,8789Fox
5The Way, Way Back$430,000-42%302-155$1,424$18,650,9438Fox Searchlight
6Pacific Rim$403,000-43%260-184$1,550$99,175,3597Warner Bros.
7Chennai Express$377,000-58%143-47$2,636$4,676,8503UTV Motion Pictures
8Monsters University$375,000-19%243-38$1,543$261,795,19110Disney
9Now You See Me$360,000136%246112$1,463$116,456,82713Lionsgate / Summit
10Red 2$350,000-49%389-326$900$51,608,8896Lionsgate / Summit
11World War Z$314,000-28%239-68$1,314$198,854,02110Paramount
12Fruitvale Station$283,000-46%392-85$722$15,192,0777Weinstein Company
13The Lone Ranger$196,000-12%141-43$1,390$87,997,9088Disney
15Star Trek Into Darkness$107,000-45%144-66$743$227,378,48815Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

1In a World...$303,13033%7538$4,042$751,9153Roadside Attractions
2The Grandmaster$132,259--7--$18,894$132,2591Weinstein Company
3Austenland$125,978210%2319$5,477$185,4712Sony Pictures Classics
420 Feet from Stardom$86,607-28%70-25$1,237$4,245,89511RADiUS-TWC
5Ain't Them Bodies Saints$72,200173%2825$2,579$113,1212IFC Films
6Short Term 12$60,137--4--$15,034$60,1371Cinedigm
7Fast & Furious 6$48,500-49%98-43$495$238,546,37514Universal
8The Attack$30,215-33%17-13$1,777$1,505,19310Cohen Media Group
9Cutie and the Boxer$28,04633%129$2,337$60,4442RADiUS-TWC
10Therese (2013)$21,040--6--$3,507$21,0401MPI Pictures
11You Will Be My Son$19,35426%65$3,226$45,0382Cohen Media Group
12Una Noche$18,500--3--$6,167$18,5001IFC Films
13Savannah$17,100--14--$1,221$17,1001Ketchup Entertainment
14Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$14,250-39%27-9$528$4,253,78412Roadside Attractions
15The Patience Stone$6,259-10%42$1,565$19,8892Sony Pictures Classics
16Tiny Times 2$5,100-75%5-1$1,020$35,1132China Lion Film
18The Artist and the Model$3,083-69%3-2$1,028$78,4934Cohen Media Group
19Only God Forgives$2,629-72%3-13$876$775,3106RADiUS-TWC
20Pain and Gain$2,000-95%22-64$91$49,874,73118Paramount
21Inch'Allah$1,856-45%21$928$458,1092eOne Films US
22Stuck in Love$1,854-33%3-2$618$79,3318Millennium Entertainment