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Weekend Box Office Report: July 3-5, 2015

07.05.2015

Jurassic World is still open for business!

The dinosaurs continue to reign after a month in theaters, keeping JURASSIC WORLD on top over the July 4th weekend with an estimated $30.9 million!

The theme park havoc has reached a domestic total of $558.1 million (in record time) and its seemingly unstoppable worldwide total is up to $1.38 billion, clawing its way past AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON to become the fifth highest-grossing release in history.

Very close behind in second place was Pixar's INSIDE OUT with $30.1 million (and may actually end up being the weekend's winner when tomorrow's actual figures are reported). Its current $246.1 million domestic total pushes the emotions ahead of the animation studio's BRAVE, CARS and TOY STORY 2.

Opening in third was TERMINATORY GENISYS with $28.7 million, and a $44.1 million total since its Wednesday opening.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's iconic cyborg previously ruled this holiday weekend, time-traveling to the #1 spot with 1991's T2: JUDGMENT DAY and 2003's T3: RISE OF THE MACHINES (both rated R, versus the PG-13 of GENISYS). The Arnie-free TERMINATOR SALVATION opened with $42 million in May of 2009 (behind NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 2).

Bringing the original star back for a $155 million franchise revival (directed by THOR: THE DARK WORLD's Alan Taylor and co-starring Emilia Clarke from "Game of Thrones") obviously wasn't a slam dunk. Critics terminated the time-twisting reboot/sequel with 27% on Rotten Tomatoes, but moviegoers gave it a 'B+' CinemaScore.

In fourth place was Channing Tatum's hip-grinding follow-up MAGIC MIKE XXL with $11.6 million for the weekend and $26.6 million since it started filling its thong on Wednesday.

The first MAGIC MIKE started out with a surprising $39.1 million back in 2012 (it opened behind TED). The stripper sequel only cost $14 million, twice that of the original (which went on to $113 million domestic and $167 million worldwide).

Critics weren't entirely elated with the sweaty male physiques (63% on Rotten Tomatoes) but the target audience was there to applaud it with an 'A' CinemaScore.

Seth MacFarlane's trash-talking teddy bear sequel TED 2 was in fifth with $11 million. The second R-rated adventure of Mark Wahlberg and his fuzzy thunder-buddy plunged 67% from its opening last weekend. It has a 10-day domestic total of $58.3 million, less than half of what the original TED made in the same time frame.

On the lower half of the list, the war dog drama MAX was barking in sixth with $6.6 million, down 45% from last week's opening. Melissa McCarthy's action-comedy SPY came in seventh with $5.5 million as it cleared $200 million worldwide, and The Rock was rumbling in eighth with another $3 million for SAN ANDREAS.

The teen cancer drama ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL popped into the Top 10 with $1.3 million as it expanded to 870 locations, and DOPE hung onto the bottom in tenth.

Outside the chart, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD drove into the sunset along with INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 and AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. In limited release, the Amy Winehouse documentary AMY made a splash with a $37k per-screen average.

Next weekend has DESPICABLE ME's jabbering little MINIONS in their solo adventure, along with Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley in the sci-fi thriller SELF/LESS (from director Tarsem Singh) and the low-budget horror movie THE GALLOWS.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Jurassic World $30.9 M $558.1 M
2. Inside Out $30.1 M $246.1 M
3. Terminator: Genisys $28.7 M $44.1 M
4. Magic Mike XXL $11.6 M $26.6 M
5. Ted 2 $11 M $58.3 M
6. Max $7 M $25.7 M
7. Spy $5.5 M $97.8 M
8. San Andreas $3 M $147.3 M
9. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl $1.3 M $4 M
10. Dope $1 M $14.1 M

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3:54AM on 07/06/2015
Terminator 2 and 3 were rated R? Why? What gets cut out when it is shown on TV?
Terminator 2 and 3 were rated R? Why? What gets cut out when it is shown on TV?
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5:21AM on 07/06/2015
Mostly language & some violent scenes, T3 was more violent though, like when the female Terminator kills the cop by punching through his chest.
Mostly language & some violent scenes, T3 was more violent though, like when the female Terminator kills the cop by punching through his chest.
8:00AM on 07/06/2015
You're right they are pretty light Rated R's. Cameron uses the rating well and puts the violence in where its necessary. Scenes i can think of....
Terminator 2... When the T-1000 stabs Johns step dad through the mouth, stabs the guard at the hospital through the eye, also maybe when Arnold cuts his arm and peels it off.
You're right they are pretty light Rated R's. Cameron uses the rating well and puts the violence in where its necessary. Scenes i can think of....
Terminator 2... When the T-1000 stabs Johns step dad through the mouth, stabs the guard at the hospital through the eye, also maybe when Arnold cuts his arm and peels it off.
8:57AM on 07/06/2015
They both are R rated movies, it's just that nowadays, when someone makes an R movie, they feel like they have to go overboard with language violence and nudity. T2 has about a dozen or so f-bombs and some fairly rough violence. Parents used to be ok with these type of R rated movies for their kids, but some directors like Tarantino, Apatow, etc have kind of ruined the R rating by running with it, scaring parents off and then people wonder why R rated movies dont do as well at the box office
They both are R rated movies, it's just that nowadays, when someone makes an R movie, they feel like they have to go overboard with language violence and nudity. T2 has about a dozen or so f-bombs and some fairly rough violence. Parents used to be ok with these type of R rated movies for their kids, but some directors like Tarantino, Apatow, etc have kind of ruined the R rating by running with it, scaring parents off and then people wonder why R rated movies dont do as well at the box office
1:29AM on 07/06/2015

Go DOPE!

FYI... DOPE is great. Avoid the crowds, find where it's playing and give that movie your money.
FYI... DOPE is great. Avoid the crowds, find where it's playing and give that movie your money.
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9:33PM on 07/05/2015
Well you try to get 2 people from Game of Thrones in the Terminator movies to get the virgins out to see it & they still don't show up. I couldn't take a movie with a horrible title & a 12 year old girl playing Sarah Conner seriously. I'll gladly pass from seeing it now. Now Jurassic World deserves all the success & I hope it passes the first Avengers also.
Well you try to get 2 people from Game of Thrones in the Terminator movies to get the virgins out to see it & they still don't show up. I couldn't take a movie with a horrible title & a 12 year old girl playing Sarah Conner seriously. I'll gladly pass from seeing it now. Now Jurassic World deserves all the success & I hope it passes the first Avengers also.
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9:17PM on 07/05/2015
Geez, Schwarzenegger can't catch a break. Ever since he's returned to movies, he hasn't been able to hit a #1 spot at the box-office.
Geez, Schwarzenegger can't catch a break. Ever since he's returned to movies, he hasn't been able to hit a #1 spot at the box-office.
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8:15PM on 07/05/2015
Thats what they get for making a water down version of Terminator. Hopefully this is the nail in the coffin to stop them from making anymore without Cameron.
Thats what they get for making a water down version of Terminator. Hopefully this is the nail in the coffin to stop them from making anymore without Cameron.
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7:09PM on 07/05/2015
I knew it! Jurassic World is still going strong.
I knew it! Jurassic World is still going strong.
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6:45PM on 07/05/2015
I think Terminator would have done better if the Marketing team didn't ruin the plot twist and the "Oh Shit!" factor in the trailers. Plus making it PG-13 was a "Big Mistake!" No Teen these days will go see stuff like this because they rather watch Nikki Mnaj and Katie Perry movies.
I think Terminator would have done better if the Marketing team didn't ruin the plot twist and the "Oh Shit!" factor in the trailers. Plus making it PG-13 was a "Big Mistake!" No Teen these days will go see stuff like this because they rather watch Nikki Mnaj and Katie Perry movies.
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10:21PM on 07/05/2015
They're going in record numbers to Jurassic World. T5 is just idiotic, which is why it's failing epically at the box office.
They're going in record numbers to Jurassic World. T5 is just idiotic, which is why it's failing epically at the box office.
12:34AM on 07/06/2015
oops I responded to the wrong comment, but a PG-13 has nothing to do with a movie performing, hello look at Jurassic World!
oops I responded to the wrong comment, but a PG-13 has nothing to do with a movie performing, hello look at Jurassic World!
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5:28PM on 07/05/2015
Yikes! I think plans for a new Terminator trilogy will be shelved. That opening weekend number is pathetic.
Yikes! I think plans for a new Terminator trilogy will be shelved. That opening weekend number is pathetic.
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4:56PM on 07/05/2015

YES!

So glad Terminator bombed. That is excellent news. Now, if "Fantastic Four" could bomb even harder, everything would be right with the world.
So glad Terminator bombed. That is excellent news. Now, if "Fantastic Four" could bomb even harder, everything would be right with the world.
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3:22PM on 07/05/2015
Remember about this time last year, when the summer of 2015 felt like it was gonna be incredible?
Remember about this time last year, when the summer of 2015 felt like it was gonna be incredible?
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3:45PM on 07/05/2015
ya....then everything got pushed back...independence day 2, batman v superman etc etc
ya....then everything got pushed back...independence day 2, batman v superman etc etc
2:44PM on 07/05/2015
I'm done with the Terminator franchise. Until we get a full movie focusing on the future war as it looks in T1 & T2, there's really nothing else that interests me enough for me to return to this series. Whoever thought Genisys was the best direction to take the terminator franchise should be fired. It was an ok action movie, but did more harm than good to the series as a whole.
I'm done with the Terminator franchise. Until we get a full movie focusing on the future war as it looks in T1 & T2, there's really nothing else that interests me enough for me to return to this series. Whoever thought Genisys was the best direction to take the terminator franchise should be fired. It was an ok action movie, but did more harm than good to the series as a whole.
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2:30PM on 07/05/2015

so glad Terminator Genisys flopped....

I am an Arnold fan, but this movie is an insult to all Terminator fans... The movie is so generic, so politicaly correct, so PG-13... Stupid story, bland action scenes, bad actors (Jay Courtney is awfull in this... like in his others movies ?) etc etc... Unfortunately, it will probably make tons of money internationaly ( my parisian theater was packed at 09h00 AM). I do not understand why James Cameron said it was great, oh yeah, friendship and profesionalism...
I am an Arnold fan, but this movie is an insult to all Terminator fans... The movie is so generic, so politicaly correct, so PG-13... Stupid story, bland action scenes, bad actors (Jay Courtney is awfull in this... like in his others movies ?) etc etc... Unfortunately, it will probably make tons of money internationaly ( my parisian theater was packed at 09h00 AM). I do not understand why James Cameron said it was great, oh yeah, friendship and profesionalism...
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2:35PM on 07/05/2015
Because Cameron probably gets a piece of the pie from anything with the Terminator name attached to it.
Because Cameron probably gets a piece of the pie from anything with the Terminator name attached to it.
3:33PM on 07/05/2015
yes ! you are absolutely right !
Maybe he will wait a few years to say what he really thinks of the movie.... just like Spielberg and Lucas said about Indiana Jones 4...
yes ! you are absolutely right !
Maybe he will wait a few years to say what he really thinks of the movie.... just like Spielberg and Lucas said about Indiana Jones 4...
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2:03PM on 07/05/2015

This really is the worst summer in a decade....

I liked JW enough to be happy for it, but if you look at the rest of the dreck out there right now it's just sad. There have only been 2 or 3 must-see movies since mid-Spring. Really hoping Ant-Man is good or the rest of the summer is shot as well.

At least winter will be a blast.
I liked JW enough to be happy for it, but if you look at the rest of the dreck out there right now it's just sad. There have only been 2 or 3 must-see movies since mid-Spring. Really hoping Ant-Man is good or the rest of the summer is shot as well.

At least winter will be a blast.
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4:15PM on 07/05/2015
This year, as a whole, has been pretty dull. Reminds me of 2006
This year, as a whole, has been pretty dull. Reminds me of 2006
5:25PM on 07/05/2015
This year was supposed to be great but its been really bad. A lot of shitty movies between Jan-April. Summer has been disappointing too except Fury Road imo. Hopefully the rest of the year delivers, especially Star Wars. The Fall/Winter are looking to be more promising than the first half of the year.
This year was supposed to be great but its been really bad. A lot of shitty movies between Jan-April. Summer has been disappointing too except Fury Road imo. Hopefully the rest of the year delivers, especially Star Wars. The Fall/Winter are looking to be more promising than the first half of the year.
9:37PM on 07/05/2015
There hasn't been a good summer in awhile now, but at least Jurassic World ended up being awesome, I never expected it to be better than The Avengers . But still I find myself seeing movies less & less in the summer now.
There hasn't been a good summer in awhile now, but at least Jurassic World ended up being awesome, I never expected it to be better than The Avengers . But still I find myself seeing movies less & less in the summer now.
10:26PM on 07/05/2015
Scorpio, if you consider May as part of the summer, then last year was awesome. Godzilla made tons of money (even though it split the fan base), Edge Of Tomorrow was really interesting (even if it didn't make a ton of money), and DOFP was an enormous hit (and a really great movie). Winter Soldier (admittedly coming out even earlier) was spectacular, HTTYD2 was a very good film, Transformers #87 was solidly entertaining (and made an enormous profit), and GOTG was spectacular!

You are
Scorpio, if you consider May as part of the summer, then last year was awesome. Godzilla made tons of money (even though it split the fan base), Edge Of Tomorrow was really interesting (even if it didn't make a ton of money), and DOFP was an enormous hit (and a really great movie). Winter Soldier (admittedly coming out even earlier) was spectacular, HTTYD2 was a very good film, Transformers #87 was solidly entertaining (and made an enormous profit), and GOTG was spectacular!

You are talking about 1-3 movies for the entire May - August time period doing well this year, and only maybe 1 of them is even going to be remembered as a really great film. This year is a huge step down from last (not counting Kingsman, American Sniper, and the big ones coming at the end of the year.
12:36AM on 07/06/2015
Ok Des1, I'll give you that last summer had much better movies, I liked Edge of Tomorrow, Guardians, X-Men: DOFP, 22 Jump Street, Neighbors & even Transformers, but I was disappointed in Godzilla. Even though it came out in April, yes I loved The Winter Soldier.

My point was me personally I don't go see summer movies as much as I am used to.
Ok Des1, I'll give you that last summer had much better movies, I liked Edge of Tomorrow, Guardians, X-Men: DOFP, 22 Jump Street, Neighbors & even Transformers, but I was disappointed in Godzilla. Even though it came out in April, yes I loved The Winter Soldier.

My point was me personally I don't go see summer movies as much as I am used to.
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