Jurassic World’s box-office dominance continued over the weekend, with Universal Pictures’ record-breaking sequel earning the No. 1 spot for the fourth weekend in a row, despite the debut of two other, heavily-hyped films.
Jurassic World added another $30.9 million to its domestic box-office earnings over the Independence Day weekend, coming in ahead of Pixar’s critically praised animated feature Inside Out ($30.1 million) for the second week, and well ahead of the opening weekends for Terminator: Genisys ($28.7 million) and Magic Mike XXL ($12 million).
While Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to the Terminator franchise wasn’t as triumphant as studio Paramount Pictures hoped, the sci-fi reboot did make up some ground at the international box office, earning $102.7 million over the weekend of July 3-5 and grabbing the top spot in the worldwide box-office rankings. The same couldn’t be said for Channing Tatum’s return to the stage in the Magic Mike sequel, which only earned an additional $6.2 million internationally over the last three days — giving it a weekend tally of $18.2 million.
Despite Inside Out earning rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, the Pixar film has yet to win a weekend at the box office thanks to the record-smashing run of Jurassic World. With this weekend’s earnings, the dino-fueled feature moved past The Dark Knight to become the fourth-highest grossing film in the U.S. of all time with $558 million in ticket revenue, and moved past Avengers: Age of Ultron to become the fifth-highest grossing movie of all time worldwide with more than $1.38 billion in earnings.
Given that the worldwide rankings have Jurassic World just behind Universal Pictures’ other big blockbuster of 2015, Furious 7, it’s safe to say Universal is having a pretty good year.
Still, fans of Inside Out can take solace in one milestone the film has already achieved. After this weekend’s earnings, the Pixar feature has become the highest-grossing film to go without winning a weekend in theaters, beating the 2002 comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
The rest of the weekend’s domestic box-office chart was populated by Seth MacFarlane’s Ted 2 ($11 million), the canine-led drama Max ($7 million), Melissa McCarthy’s comedy Spy ($5.5 million), and Dwayne Johnson’s disaster film San Andreas ($3 million). Overall, the ten highest-grossing films over this year’s holiday weekend earned more than last year’s offerings over the same three-day span, which had Transformers: Age of Extinction winning the weekend with $37 million.
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