Box Office: ‘Jurassic World’ Narrowly Takes No. 1 for Third Week
It was another big win at the weekend box office for Jurassic World, although it was a narrower win than any so far.
The dinosaur blockbuster took the top spot with $54.2 million, which allowed the movie to claim the No. 1 placement over Inside Out, which took second place with $52.1 million. Overall, it was an historic weekend for Jurassic World, as the movie became only the fifth in history to cross the $500 million mark domestically, joining The Dark Knight, The Avengers, Titanic and Avatar in the record books. In addition, the film surpassed Avengers: Age of Ultron to become the highest-grossing movie of the year so far. I say “so far” because we’ve got another James Bond movie and a Star Wars sequel coming. Regardless, whether Jurassic World retains its title as the year’s top-earner, or even as the only movie this year to join the $500 million club, it’s clear that cinema attendance is far from endangered.
That said, it was a disappointing weekend for Seth MacFarlane’s much-hyped Ted 2. The R-rated comedy, which cost a staggering (for a comedy) $68 million to make, earned an underwhelming $33 million, a 40 percent drop-off from the outstanding, unexpected $54.4 million debut of the first Ted film in the summer of 2012. However, despite the unfortunate domestic launch, the film is still on-track to make back its budget, as Ted 2 opened to $20.3 million internationally for a worldwide debut of $53.2 million.
Family friendly canine flick Max made its debut, earning a healthy $12.2 million on a budget of just under $20 million. This was good enough to earn the movie a No. 4 placement. Meanwhile, the Paul Feig-Melissa McCarthy comedy Spy continues to do solid business in its fourth weekend, earning $7.8 million to round out the Top 5.
But how did everyone else do at the weekend box office? Check out the Top 10 below:
TOP 10 AT THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE – 06/29/2015
1. Jurassic World ($54.2 million)
2. Inside Out ($52.1 million)
3. Ted 2 ($33 million)
4. Max ($12.2 million)
5. Spy ($$7.8 million)
6. San Andreas ($5.2 million)
7. Dope ($2.8 million)
8. Insidious: Chapter 3 ($2 million)
9. Mad Max: Fury Road ($1.7 million)
10. Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.6 million)
What did you see, if anything, at the movies this weekend? What are you looking forward to seeing? Sound off in the comments!
And for more on this weekend’s box office, check out our report on the fight between Jurassic World and Inside Out for No. 1, and the disappointing debut weekend for Ted 2!