Newcomers had rough sledding at the box office this week, as the multiplex belonged to the holdovers once again.
Coming in #1 for the third week in a row is Jurassic World, which brought in $54.2 million. The film's domestic total is now at an astonishing $500.1 million, meaning that it is just the fifth film in history to accomplish that feat. Furthermore, the sci-fi sequel passed Avengers: Age of Ultron for the highest-grossing film of 2015 in the States, showing that it's not just superheroes that can bring in a massive haul. There's not much left to say at this point. We just have to see how high Jurassic World can go.
The #2 film this weekend is Inside Out, which made $52.1 million during its second weekend. The latest hit from Pixar held well, as it only suffered a 42.4 percent drop from its record-setting debut. The universally positive word-of-mouth is certainly playing into its favor, and the lack of other family programming means this one is set to enjoy the next couple of Minions-free weekends before business really starts to go down. In the meantime, Disney executives will be making new memories of Joy counting their money.
Coming in third is new arrival Ted 2 (read our review). The R-rated comedy managed just $33 million over its first three days, which was a sizable decrease from how the original opened in 2012 ($54.4 million). Compared to its competition, Ted 2 didn't have the buzz, as its critical reception ranked far below films like Jurassic World and Inside Out. That was probably the biggest culprit in it performing so low, even though a very visible marketing campaign ensured that awareness wouldn't be an issue.
And that's the difference between the two installments of this franchise. The first Ted came out at a time when the marketplace wasn't so cutthroat, whereas Ted 2 was dealing with two massively popular movies that had widespread appeal across multiple generations. When you look at it from that perspective, it isn't surprising that the raunchy laugh fest is down here. Yes, 22 Jump Street was able to beat How to Train Your Dragon 2 last summer, but that comedy sequel scored much better reviews. Just goes to show how important reactions are this time of year.
Coming in at #4 is Max, the family film about a military dog and the boy who cares for him. Even though the film had a decent sized ad campaign, it clearly couldn't contend with the higher profile films that were also playing. During its first three days, Max made $12.2 million, which played in line with expectations, but isn't anything to write home about.
Rounding out the top five is Spy with $7.8 million. The Melissa McCarthy vehicle is now at $88.3 million domestically.
The #6 film is San Andreas, which brought in $5.2 million. The disaster thriller has made $141.8 million in the States.
Indie film Dope was #7, making $2.8 million in its second weekend. So far, the film has made $11.7 million during its run.
In at #8 this week is Insidious: Chapter 3 with $2 million. The horror movie has made $49.8 million in theaters so far.
In at #9 is Mad Max: Fury Road, which made $1.7 million. George Miller's latest has grossed $147 million in the States. It has received a big boost internationally, as its global total is currently $356.3 million.
Finishing off the top ten is Avengers: Age of Ultron. The superhero sequel made $1.6 million this weekend, bringing its domestic total to $452.4 million
[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates - based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released on Monday, June 29 - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]
Source: Box Office Mojo