Jurassic World Remains at the Top of the Box Office Stack

Posted by at 3:31 am on July 6, 2015

jurassicworldcast2Sci-fi blockbuster Jurassic World continued to reign at the US box office over the key Fourth of July weekend, scoring $30.9m to hold off challenges from Pixar’s Inside Out and newcomers Terminator: Genisys and Magic Mike XXL.

Colin Trevorrow’s film also overtook Avengers: Age of Ultron to hit the top five highest-grossing films of all time, with $1.385bn. In its fourth week of release, it boasts $558.1m in North America alone, the fourth best figure ever.

Inside Out also held up extremely well in its third week on release, taking $30.1m to come in a close second. The tale of competing emotions inside the mind of a troubled 11-year-old girl has now pulled in $246m.

Terminator Genisys, in which Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to play the cyborg T-800 for a fourth time on the big screen, could only manage third place, with $28.7m for the weekend. The time travel-themed action reboot, which also stars Game of Thrones’s Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor and Jason Clarke as her son, John, struggled to overcome derisive reviews.

Alan Taylor’s film needed to come out of the blocks much faster to have a chance of recouping its $150m production budget. However, a long-term plan for two additional sequels may yet be saved by the film’s strong performance outside the US, where it took an impressive $85m. Taken together with the movie’s $44.1m north American total since opening last Wednesday, a $129.6m global first-week haul suggests the series might just survive its own day of reckoning.

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