Box Office: ‘Inside Out’ is Pixar’s second biggest opening ever

06.21.15 2 years ago

“Inside Out” may have had the second biggest opening in the history of Pixar, but it couldn't stop moviegoers from flocking to see “Jurassic World.”  

Repeating as the  no. 1 movie in America, the Universal Pictures blockbuster made an amazing $102 million for a jaw-dropping $398.2 million in just 10 days.  The Colin Trevorrow directed action adventure has already set the opening weekend record, become the fastest movie to $300 million and will hit $400 million in just 11 days (tomorrow).  Globally, “Jurassic World” has already earned $713.8 billion and should surpass “Avengers: Age of Ultron” as the no. 1 movie of the year by next weekend.  How high can it go?  At this point, $600 million domestic is a realistic ceiling.

Despite “Jurassic World's” domination, “Inside Out” had a spectacular debut of its own earning $91 million over its first three days.  That places it right behind “Toy Story 3” among Pixar's all-time openers.  With an A Cinemascore and glowing reviews “Inside Out” could eventually surpass “Finding Nemo's” $339.7 million take.

Trying to survive this weekend's one-two punch in third was Paul Feig's “Spy.”  The 20th Century Fox comedy landed in third with another $10.6 million and $74.3 million to date.  Despite stellar reviews it looks like this Melissa McCarthy flick will barely find its way to $100 million.

Still shaking things up in fourth was “San Andreas.” Dwayne Johnson's latest hit took in another $8.2 million for $132 million domestic.  The Warner Bros. release has done an OK $385 million worldwide.

Open Road Films attempted to find an audience for Sundance Film Festival favorite “Dope” in 2,002 theaters to mixed results.  The critically acclaimed dramedy made just $6 million.  Considering the mini-major reportedly paid $7 million against a $15 million marketing budget it's not the best start.  “Dope” will have to hope for strong word of mouth to approach break even theatrically.

New films opening on Friday include “Ted 2” and “Max.”

Box office actuals are released on Monday.

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