America refuses to leave the “Jurassic World” theme park as the blockbuster continues to set records. Not only did the Universal Studios production have the biggest opening of all-time last weekend, but on Friday it became the first film to earn over $300 million domestically in just eight days.
The fourth installment in the “Jurassic” franchise took in $29 million yesterday for a monstrous $325.2 million to date. That surpasses the $299.2 million “The Avengers” earned over an eight-day span in 2012. Not only is the Chris Pratt adventure looking to land the biggest second weekend of all-time (currently $103 million by “The Avengers”), but possibly earn $400 million over just 10 days (although that might have to wait until Monday). Needless to say, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” won't be wearing the crown as the no. 1 film of 2015 much longer.
“Jurassic's” run makes the fact that Pixar's “Inside Out” was actually the no. 1 movie on Friday even more impressive. The Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen picture took in $34.2 million on Friday which far exceeded Walt Disney Studios' expectations. The critically acclaimed Animated Oscar frontrunner is expected to earn between $88-90 million over the three-day which would make it the second biggest debut in Pixar history after “Toy Story 3” which took in $110.3 million in 2010. With an A Cinemascore and rave reviews “Inside Out” should ride great word of mouth to end up as one of the summer's biggest hits.
Far behind at no. 3 was Paul Feig's “Spy.” The Melissa McCarthy comedy earned another $3 million for $66.9 million so far. Sadly, “Spy” may have a tough time with reaching $100 million domestic with competition such as “Ted 2” and “Magic Mike XXL” entering the marketplace over the next two weeks.
Debuting at no. 4 was Open Road Films' “Dope.” The Sundance Film Festival favorite took in $2.3 million for what could be a $7 million three-day. Open Road reportedly paid $7 million and agreed to a marketing spend of $15 million for U.S. rights. That means the underdog flick of the summer will have to ride that A- Cinemascore and strong reviews to come close to breaking even.
Warner Bros.' “San Andreas” rounded out the top five with another $2.1 million and $126.1 million domestic. The Dwayne Johnson disaster flick has earned over $379.6 million worldwide so far.
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