Actuals are in with us seeing a wide enough margin between Universal’s Jurassic World and Disney’s Pixar’s Inside Out for the respective No. 1 and 2 spots after a fierce battle last weekend. The whole Uni-Disney duke out is a bit deja-vu, reminiscent of the holiday season when we saw two films within hairs of each other, battling for crossover family business: Uni’s Unbroken and Disney’s Into The Woods (granted we’re in a much higher B.O. stratosphere here with JW and IO).
Despite JW hitting $500.4M in a record 17 days, rival distribs believe there’s another $100M left in the Colin Trevorrow-directed dinosaur movie. Many won’t be surprised if JW holds the top 5-day gross through Independence Day frame, outstripping newcomers Magic Mike XXL and Terminator Genisys. The dinos will shed some Imax houses to Paramount’s Terminator this weekend. To date, the total Jurassic Park franchise counts $3.26B at the global B.O.
Through 10 days, Inside Out is clicking 29% ahead of Pixar’s second-highest grosser Finding Nemo (final B.O. $339.7M) and 35% ahead of the ani studio’s third highest charter Up (final cume $293M).
With $33.5M, Uni’s Ted 2 slightly beat its Sunday AM studio projection of $32.9M. Distrib execs around town are still slapping their foreheads on this one: They all thought it had a shot at $50M. Warner Bros.’ MGM film Max is right on the money, running in with a $12.2M B.O. figure on par with studio and industry estimates.
20th Century Fox’s Spy is on its way toward $100M and will likely pass at some point in mid July. Fox Searchlight’s Me And Earl And The Dying Girl shot up 173% thanks to an uptick in its theater count by 286. Total cume through 10 days stands at $1.9M. Roadside Attractions’ Love & Mercy is still a fave at arthouses, singing its way toward $10M with a current four-weekend tally of $9.3M. Poor Entourage: After four weekends, the feature adaptation of the HBO comedy series is all the way down at No. 15 with a $808K FSS and a $31.4M domestic take.
2015’s total ticket sales according to Rentrak are at $5.51B for the period of January 1 – June 28, 7% ahead of last year at the same point in time, and 6.8% ahead of 2013 which was the banner year at the B.O. Summer to date is at $2.259B, 11.6% ahead of last summer’s slo-mo, but 4.8% behind 2013, which was also a record year.
Similar to its hold on the year’s No. 1 spot, Universal is also charging ahead of all the majors for the summer with $747.5M. Disney is second since May 1 with $743.2M, Warner Bros. third with $377M, 20th Century is fourth with $178.3M, Focus Features has $49.8M in fifth while Sony slots sixth with $44.7M.
Read our July 4th weekend box office preview and how everything is going to shake up with Magic Mike XXL and Terminator Genisys.
Below are the top 20 films and notables per studio actuals as collected by Rentrak Theatrical.
1). Jurassic World (UNI), 4,198 theaters (-93)/ 3-day cume: $54.5M (-49%)/ Per screen avg.: $12,990 / Total Cume: $500.4M / Wk 3
2). Inside Out (DIS), 4,132 theaters (+186) /3-day cume: $52.3M (-42%) / Per screen: $12,663 / Total cume: $185.1/ Wk 2
3). Ted 2 (UNI), 3,442 theaters / 3-day cume: $33.5M / Per screen: $9,735/ Wk 1
4). Max (WB), 2,855 theaters / 3-day cume: $12.2M / Per screen: $4,258 /Wk 1
5). Spy (FOX), 3,194 theaters (-364)/ 3-day cume: $7.9M (-30%) / Per screen: $2,477 / Total cume: $88.5M / Wk 4
6). San Andreas (WB), 2,620 theaters (-557) / 3-day cume: $5.4M (-38%) / Per screen: $2,062/Total cume: $142M/ Wk 5
7). Dope (OPRD), 1,851 theaters (-151) / 3-day cume: $2.8M (-54%) / Per screen: $1,503 / Total cume: $11.7 /Wk 2
8). Insidious Chapter 3 (FOC), 1,612 theaters (-941)/ 3-day cume: $2M (-51%) / Per screen: $1,243 /Total cume: $49.8M / Wk 4
9). Mad Max: Fury Road (WB), 961 theaters (-463)/ 3-day cume: $1.8M (-42%) / Per screen: $1,836 / Total cume: $147.1M / Wk 7
10). Avengers: Age of Ultron (DIS), 1,097 theaters (-565) / 3-day cume: $1.7M (-41%) / Per screen: $1,540 /Total cume: $452.5M / Wk 9
11). Pitch Perfect 2 (UNI), 1,061 theaters (-1,085) / 3-day cume: $1.5M (-58%)/ Per screen: $1,380 / Total cume: $181.1M / Wk 7
12). Love & Mercy (RSA), 728 theaters (-63) / 3-day cume: $1.3M (-27%) / Per screen: $1,748 / Total cume: $9.3M / Wk 4
13). Tomorrowland (DIS), 714theaters (-1,050) /3-day cume: $1.1M (-53%) / Per screen: $1,473 / Total cume: $90.2M/ Wk 6
14). Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (FSL), 354 theaters (+286) / 3-day cume: $992K(+173%) / Per screen: $2,804 / Total cume: $1.9M / Wk 3
15). Entourage (WB), 544 theaters (-760) / 3-day cume: $808K (-58%) / Per screen: $1,486/ Total cume: $31.4M/ Wk 4
16). I’ll See You In My Dreams (BST), 290 theaters (+3) / 3-day cume: $610K (-11%) / Per screen: $2,102 / Total cume: $5M / Wk 7
17). Home (FOX, DW), 275 theaters (-138) / 3-day cume: $399K (+27%) / Per screen: $1,452 / Total cume: $174.7M / Wk 14
18). Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 (SONY), 236 theaters (-31) / 3-day cume: 318K (-4%)/ Per screen: $1,348 / Total cume: $69.8M / Wk 11
19). Cinderella (DIS), 235 theaters (-40) / 3-day cume: $261K (-24%)/ Per screen: $1,112 / Total cume: $200M / Wk 16
20). Aloha (SONY), 240 theaters (-230) / 3-day cume: $197K (-51%)/ Per screen: $821/ Total cume: $20.5M / Wk 5