'Inside Out' beats 'Terminator' to top box office
Disney-Pixar’s animated comedy pulled in as an estimated $45.3 million in the US over its first five days.
LOS ANGELES - Inside Out delivered the firepower at the five-day holiday weekend box office as it finished in first ahead of Jurassic World and new entries Terminator: Genisys and Magic Mike XXL.
In a tight race, Disney-Pixar's animated comedy pulled in as estimated $45.3 million in the US over the five days, giving it $246.2 million stateside in its third week at 4,158 locations. Inside Out, with Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader voicing the emotions of an 11-year-old girl, is showing impressive staying power at multiplexes.
Universal's fourth weekend of Jurassic World remained a solid draw, three weeks after its record-setting opening. The dino thriller, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, stomped it way to $43.8 million at 3,737 screens and ranks as the fourth highest domestic grosser of all time with $568.2 million.
For the three days covering Friday through Sunday, Jurassic World had the edge on Inside Out with $30.9 million to $30.1 million, according to Sunday estimates.
Terminator: Genisys followed with $28.7 million for the three days and $44.2 million for the five. The Paramount-Skydance robot actioner is the fifth installment in the series with this iteration starring Emilia Clarke and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
With a hefty $155 million price tag, overseas performance will be crucial. That component provided an upside for Paramount, which saw $74 million from international markets for the weekend, led by Russia at $12.5 million, South Korea at $11.1 million and Mexico at $6.6 million.
Warner's stripper sequel Magic Mike XXL wound up the five days with $27 million at 3,355 sites with a 96% female audience with Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer reprising their roles from the 2012 sleeper hit. Performance was front-loaded with $15 million in its first two days but with a budget of just $14.8 million, Magic Mike XXL is already in the black for the studio.
The original Magic Mike opened on the 29 June 1 July weekend three years ago with a stunning $39.1 million on its way to a $113 million domestic total.
Terminator: Genisys and Magic Mike XXL had been expected to finish above $40 million for the five days. Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for Rentrak, told Variety that the new films faced a formidable challenge against Inside Out and Jurassic World.
"Those two holdover films are tough to open against because they are still drawing all demographics," he added.