Box Office: ‘Inside Out’ Breaks Records, But ‘Jurassic World’ Remains No. 1
Despite early expectations that pegged the film to open at around $65 million, Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out shocked even the most optimistic insiders, opening to $91.1 million and breaking a new record for Pixar.
Inside Out is now the highest opening for any original Pixar title ever, and the second biggest opening in the history of the studio, behind Toy Story 3, which opened to $110.3 million in 2010. But that isn’t the only record the animated hit shattered. Inside Out claimed the top opening of all-time for ANY original movie that isn’t based on sourced material, overtaking the former record holder, Avatar, which launched with $77 million in 2009.
Insiders are attributing the impressive showing to the wide array of interest not only from families, but from adults on their own, as this is a film with perhaps the broadest appeal of any Pixar film in recent memory. Hell, you could probably argue this has the broadest appeal of any animated film in wide release in recent years, considering this is a film that, judging by the sterling reviews from critics, plays every bit as well for adults as it does towards children. It’s even doing awesome business overseas, as Inside Out opened to $41 million internationally to bring its first-week global total to $132.1 million, which brings it pretty damn close to recouping its $175 million budget.
Of course, even with the incredible numbers for Inside Out, it still wasn’t enough to claim the top spot at the box office this weekend. Really, it says a lot about how great Jurassic World is doing that, despite being in its second weekend, the movie still fended off the $91.1 million opening of a much-hyped newcomer.
Jurassic World took the No. 1 spot with $102 million, declining just 51 percent in week two, and coming just $1 million shy of overtaking 2012’s The Avengers as the highest-grossing second weekend in history. In just two short weeks, the dinosaur blockbuster has raked in a massive $398 million in North America alone. Internationally, the film has earned $160.5 million to bring its foreign gross to $583.1 million. To date, Jurassic World has scored $981.3 million worldwide, and it’s still early into the movie’s run.
Jurassic World was also able to fend off another big newcomer at the box office, the buzzed-about Dope from director Rick Famuyiwa. The comedy was one of the favorites of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and that strong word-of-mouth took it to an opening in the Top 5. Dope came in at No. 5 with $6 million, just behind two popular holdovers: the Melissa McCarthy comedy Spy, which came in at No. 3 with $10.5 million, and the Dwayne Johnson-headlined disaster epic San Andreas, which came in at No. 4 with $8.2 million.
But how did the rest of the movies do at the box office this weekend? Check out the results below:
TOP 10 AT THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 06/22/2015
1. Jurassic World ($102 million)
2. Inside Out ($91 million)
3. Spy ($10.5 million)
4. San Andreas ($8.2 million)
5. Dope ($6 million)
6. Insidious: Chapter 3 ($4.1 million)
7. Pitch Perfect 2 ($3.2 million)
8. Mad Max: Fury Road ($2.8 million)
9. Avengers: Age of Ultron ($2.7 million)
10. Tomorrowland ($2 million)
For more on the box office, check out last week’s report on the record-breaking opening of Jurassic World!