Jurassic World Hits $981.3M – Inside Out Sets Opening Record

Posted by at 9:46 am on June 21, 2015


Dinosaurs are still ruling the earth today with Jurassic World‘s strong second weekend bringing the Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures blockbuster to $981.3 million at the worldwide box office. The film is again No. 1 worldwide, in North America and internationally for the second weekend in a row.

In North America, Jurassic World added an additional $102 million in box office grosses scoring a record for the second-biggest holdover in history to Marvel’s The Avengers, which made $103.1 million. The film has earned $$398.2 million domestically. Internationally, Jurassic World had the highest-grossing holdover for a day-and-date release with $160.5 million. IMAX also reported this morning that Jurassic World marks the quickest climb to $80 million in history (12 days) and its IMAX total currently stands at $84 million. This surpasses Avatar, which grossed $80 million in 23 days.

Jurassic World blew past $500 million this weekend at the international box office, quicker than any other Universal film in history (11 days). The international gross now stands at an estimated $583.1 million. Just in China, the film has earned $167.1 million already. Internationally, it will pass the lifetime box office total of Jurassic Park ($640 million, including first-run, re-issues and 3D), this week, and become the highest-grossing film in the “Jurassic” franchise. Jurassic World will open in Japan on August 5th.

Directed by Colin Trevorrow and produced by Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, BD Wong, Omar Sy, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath, Lauren Lapkus and Andy Buckley.

Even though Jurassic World dominated worldwide a second weekend, Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out opened with an estimated $91 million domestically in 3,946 theaters, which marks the highest opening weekend ever for an original property (non-sequel, non-sourced work), passing the previous best debut set by Avatar ($77 million) in 2009. It also represents the second-highest Pixar opening of all-time behind only Toy Story 3. The strong “A” CinemaScore should mean a long, successful run during the summer holidays. Internationally, Inside Out will have a staggered opening and earned $41 million its first weekend for a worldwide total of $132 million. Directed by Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen, the animated movie is voiced by Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith, Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan.

Domestically, 20th Century Fox’s action comedy Spy took third place with $10.5 million and has brought in $74.4 million after three weekends. Written and directed by Paul Feig of the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, Spy stars Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Miranda Hart, and Jude Law.

Fourth place belonged to Warner Bros. disaster flick San Andreas, directed by Brad Peyton and starring Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Paul Giamatti, Kylie Minogue, Ioan Gruffudd, Archie Panjabi, Hugo Johnstone-Burt and Art Parkinson. The movie took in $8.2 million this weekend for a total of $132.2 million after four weeks.

Open Road Film’s Dope rounded out the top five domestically with an estimated $6 million. Written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa, Dope stars Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise, A$sap Rocky, Blake Anderson, Keith Stanfield, Chanel Iman, Quincy Brown, and Zoe Kravitz.

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