Have you seen Jurassic World yet? No? Oops, too bad, because it’s compulsory now. You have to go. Everyone has to go. Most people have already gone already, so you better hop to it. In its third weekend at the box-office, Jurassic World again stayed on top, pulling in $54.2 million, upping its domestic take to a cool $500.1 million (worldwide, the film has now made over $1 billion, with change). Surpassing $500 million places Jurassic World in a unique position—it’s only the fifth movie to ever crack the half-billion-dollar domestic mark, trailing behind Avatar, Titanic, Marvel’s The Avengers, and The Dark Knight. With The Dark Knight’s total take ringing in at $534.9 million, it seems like only a matter of time before Jurassic World takes a big, dino-sized bite out the comic-book superhero. The film’s success is also unique in another way: It’s only the second film to surpass the $500 million mark with just one release (every other film on the list except The Avengers made its money in multiple releases). Anyway, you have to go see the film now. It’s apparently required.
Inside Out made a big play for first place this weekend, making $52.1 million, just a teensy bit behind Jurassic World. Will the film overtake the genetically engineered monster? Not likely, as both films fell over the weekend (nearly 50 percent in both cases), and will only keep tumbling over the holiday weekend, when Magic Mike XXL and Terminator: Genisys join the fray. The Pixar film has now made nearly $185 million at the domestic box-office, with a worldwide take of $266 million. In just two weeks at the box-office, it’s already the studio’s fifth-best performing original standalone film.
Those massive holdovers kept two new upstarts at bay, as both Ted 2 and Max, the weekend’s only new wide release options, were relegated to third and fourth place, respectively. Seth MacFarlane’s sequel opened with $33 million in domestic returns, far behind the first film’s opening of $54 million. It’s an even worse showing than A Million Ways To Die In The West, which opened at $43 million last May. Max, the world’s first film about a dog that has PTSD (though an argument could made for Otis from The Adventures Of Milo And Otis) trailed way behind the pack, making just $12.2 million in fourth place. Dunno, maybe people don’t want to take their kids to an obviously family-centric film about a dog that is traumatized? Just an idea! I’m an actual adult, and I couldn’t even watch the trailers without feeling just horrible, so.
Did you know that Spy hasn’t yet made $100 million at the domestic box-office? The Melissa McCarthy-starring comedy has consistently been in the top five for the last four weeks, but the film is still sitting at an $88 million take. Wild. Elsewhere, Mad Max: Fury Road pushed past the $355 worldwide mark, making another $1.7 million in ninth place in its seventh week at the box-office.
Here’s another strange piece of trivia: Did you know that Cinderella is still in theaters? It’s been out for 16 weeks, but the film is apparently still playing in at least 235 theaters. Another strange holdover bit: Home, which has been in theaters for 14 weeks, is still hanging on, and according to reported numbers, actually saw a jump in ticket sales (up 29.9 percent!) on a weekend that saw it lose 138 theaters. We’re keeping an eye on that little anomaly—after all, it could be indicative of some sort of weird alien invasion, and it’s always good to stay on top of that stuff.
This week is technically a holiday week—break out the wine coolers—and though the Fourth of July falls on Saturday, the week’s biggest releases will all arrive on Wednesday, including Magic Mike XXL (so throbby) and Terminator: Genisys (literally too cool for school, that spelling, whoa). Cheers to that.