Weekly Box Office Round-Up: Jurassic World Takes a Bite out of the Box Office
Sorry this is a few days late guys, but here it is now. This past weekend, Inside Out and Dope opened in theaters. Let's take a look at this past weekend's box office.
#1 Jurassic World- $106,588,440
In its second week, Jurassic World came in first place. There is no stopping this movie. The film has already crossed $1 billion dollars at the worldwide box office in just thirteen days, taking that record away from Furious 7, which grossed $1 billion in 17 days. Right now, Jurassic World is looking to be one of highest grossing films of the year. I recently did an article about what this film's success means for the rest of 2015, which you can read here. It's scary how well this movie is doing, and it makes me really think how much damage Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is going to do. You can read our review for Jurassic World here.
#2 Inside Out- $90,440,272
On its opening weekend, Inside Out came in second place. While it didn't quite overtake Jurassic World, it set its own record for being the biggest box office opening for an original film. That's really something to be proud of. Critics and fans alike have been hailing this movie as one of Pixar's best, and that's something that really intrigues me about this movie, considering how good their other films have been. I have not had a chance to see it yet, but I really want to. Our other writer, Rob, had a chance to see it though. You can read his review of the film here.
#3 Spy- $11,225,366
In its third week, Spy came in third place. For what it is, this movie has been doing very well for itself. It may not have record-breaking numbers like other films coming out these days, but it has been earning a decent profit. With Spy's commercial success, it must give Sony faith in director Paul Feig and main star Melissa McCarthy's next film collaboration- Ghostbusters in 2016. This movie still has fantastic ratings, with a 95% Critics score on Rotten Tomatoes, which is exceptional. I really want to see it, but with so many new releases coming out each week, it looks like I'm going to have to wait until VOD.
#4 San Andreas- $8,706,339
In its fourth week, San Andreas came in fourth place. This movie has been doing well for itself, sticking around in the top 5 week after week. I'm honestly surprised it's still making as much money as it is. Even though the release of Jurassic World took a lot out of its box office, it is still hanging in there. However, I bet that it will drop out of the list pretty soon. As more and more summer blockbusters on their way, San Andreas is going to have to fall. But no one can say it hasn't had a great run. You can read our review of the film here.
#5 Dope- $6,100,010
On its opening weekend, Dope came in fifth place. I don't think many people expected this movie to make a lot of money. It's a Sundance Film Festival favorite and an indie film. Unfortunately, that doesn't scream box office hit. The studio should however be happy that the movie made it into the top 5 list, which might bring more awareness to the film. I am very interested in seeing this movie, as the trailers have looked great, and it has been getting stellar reviews. I would be shocked if this film ended up on the top 5 list next week, but I wish it all the best.
To re-cap, #1 was Jurassic World, #2 was Inside Out, #3 was Spy, #4 was San Andreas and #5 was Dope.
Next week, the R-rated comedy sequel Ted 2 and the family friendly dog movie Max open in theaters. I think Jurassic World will be number one again, with Ted 2 in second and Inside Out in third.
What do you think of this past weekend's box office? What will be number one next weekend? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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