Box Office: ‘Jurassic World’ breaks another record as ‘Inside Out’ is no. 1 Friday

06.20.15 2 years ago

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.

Look for complete weekend estimates tomorrow on HitFix.

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