Weekend Box Office Report: June 12-14, 2015
Jurassic World is open for BIG business!
Moviegoers have obviously been anticipating the return of the dinosaurs, putting JURASSIC WORLD on top at the box office this weekend with an estimated $204.6 million!
That astonishing figure makes it the second-highest opening ever, nestled between two AVENGERS movies ($207 million for the first and $191 million for AGE OF ULTRON). Its Friday haul of $64.1 million (minus the $18.5 million of Thursday night previews) did set a record for biggest opening day. Not too many predicted this kind of gargantuan opening in last weekend's poll.
Those revived prehistoric creatures also crushed the record for biggest worldwide opening with $511 million, stomping on the $494 million global opening of previous record-holder HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART II.
While the scaly terrors were probably more of an attraction than star Chris Pratt, this kind of success can only be good for his upcoming releases THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 (not to mention his chances of taking over for a certain adventurous archaeologist).
Not that it mattered, but critics were mostly thrilled with the $150 million effort from director Colin Trevorrow (SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED), giving it 70% on Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences were clearly amazed by the spectacle with an 'A' CinemaScore.
All other releases suffered in the shadow of the T. Rex and other genetically crafted beasts. Last weekend's winner SPY shifted to second with $16 million, down 45% from its opening. Considering the massive competition, that's not a bad hold for Melissa McCarthy's R-rated action-comedy, which has a 10-day total of almost $60 million.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's earthquake movie SAN ANDREAS was shaken to third with $11 million as the disaster movie crossed $300 million worldwide. Last week's new fright flick INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 3 slipped a spot to fourth with $7.3 million, a scary 68% plunge from its opening but a $37.3 million 10-day total for the $10 million budgeted supernatural spooker.
PITCH PERFECT 2 continues humming along, actually moving up a position from last weekend to fifth with $6 million and a domestic total of $170.7 million. The Hollywood bros of ENTOURAGE got shoved down to sixth with $4.3 million, a drop of 58% from their opening last week.
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD still has some guzzoline in the tank, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON kept its grasp on eighth place, and Disney's TOMORROWLAND is fading from this reality. The Beach Boys biopic LOVE & MERCY added nearly 100 screens to pop into the Top 10 with $1.7 million.
Outside the chart, Cameron Crowe's ALOHA said its title and the POLTERGEIST remake was returned to the afterlife. The teen cancer drama ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL opened on 15 screens for a $210k total.
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|#||MOVIE TITLE||WKND $||TOTAL $|
|1.||Jurassic World||$204.6 M|
|2.||Spy||$16 M||$56.9 M|
|3.||San Andreas||$11 M||$119.3 M|
|4.||Insidious: Chapter 3||$7.3 M||$37.3 M|
|5.||Pitch Perfect 2||$5.9 M||$170.6 M|
|6.||Entourage||$4.3 M||$25.8 M|
|7.||Mad Max: Fury Road||$4.1 M||$138.6 M|
|8.||Avengers: Age of Ultron||$3.6 M||$444.7 M|
|9.||Tomorrowland||$3.4 M||$83.6 M|
|10.||Love & Mercy||$1.7 M||$4.7 M|
|Source:||Box Office Mojo|