Weekend box office: Ted 2 can’t beat Jurassic World or Inside Out

I’m still impressed by the insane success JURASSIC WORLD is having in its third week at #1 at the weekend box office.  It’s almost at the $500 million mark domestically and is beating out some pretty stiff competition.  It’s neck and neck this weekend with INSIDE OUT, but even if it loses the top spot, $50 million is amazing for its third weekend.  The biggest new movie of the weekend was the comedy sequel TED 2, which is looking at around a $30 million opening.  To put it in perspective, the original opened to more than $50 million, so it’s a little strange the sequel is faring so poorly.  For the most part, I feel like people enjoyed the original, so to see the sequel underperform to this degree has to be troubling for Universal.  But they’re probably too busy counting their JURASSIC WORLD money to care too much.  The other new movie of the weekend was the war-dog hero story MAX, which makes me cry just by looking at the poster.  It brought in $11 million, which was good enough for fourth place.

Next week sees the release of two high profile movies, TERMINATOR GENISYS and MAGIC MIKE XXL.  Paramount is putting a lot of pressure on Genisys, but early reviews are not flattering.  I was surprised that audiences were still clamoring for more Jurassic movies, so it will be interesting to see if they feel the same way about Terminator.  As for Magic Mike, it’s all going to be up to the ladies.  Women came out in force to see Channing Tatum shake his thang in the original, so there’s no reason to believe they won’t do the same this time around.  The original pulled in about $40 million on is opening weekend and if the sequel does the same, it should be good enough for the top spot.  But I still think Terminator will do just enough to take the weekend.  Note: the numbers below will be updated as they become final.

1. Jurassic World $49.1m

2. Inside Out $47.8m

3. Ted 2 $31m

4. Max $11.3m

5. Spy $6.9m

6. San Andreas $5m

7. Dope $2.6m

8. Insidious Chapter 3 $1.8m

9. Mad Max: Fury Road $1.6m

10. Avengers: Age of Ultron $1.5m


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