Weekly Box Office Round-Up: The Park is Open
This weekend, Jurassic World opened in theaters. So let's take a look at this past weekend's box office.
#1 Jurassic World- $204,600,000
On its opening weekend, Jurassic World came in first place. It's opening weekend broke records, making over $500 million internationally, as well as beating out Avengers: Age of Ultron for biggest domestic opening of 2015, and was shy just a few million dollars for beating The Avengers as the biggest domestic opening ever. People expected this movie to make money, but no one expected this much. I thought it was going to do more like $120 million. These are incredible numbers, and the people at Universal should be thrilled. You can read our review of the film here. (UPDATED: Jurassic World ended up making 209 million, breaking the record for biggest domestic opening ever)
#2 Spy- $16,000,000
In its second week, Spy came in second place. This comedy offered good counter-programming to the release of Jurassic World. Plus, the positive word-of-mouth definitely helped convince people to go out and see it. Right now it's grossed over $50 million domestically, which is pretty good for this type of movie. I think it will probably stick around for the next couple weeks before dropping out of the top 5 list.
#3 San Andreas- $11,010,000
In its third week, San Andreas came in third place. This film took a noticeable dive with the release of Jurassic World, as they attract similar crowds. Yet it still brought in a good amount, considering. The film has made close to $120 million domestically, and over $300 million worldwide, which is good. The budget hasn't been released, so we won't know until then how well it is actually doing. But with more and more summer blockbusters being released, it's going to fade out relatively soon. We'll have to wait and see how it fares. You can read our review for the film here.
#4 Insidious: Chapter 3- $7,300,000
In its second week, Insidious: Chapter 3 came in fourth place. So far, domestically, it has made close to $40 million. That's not fantastic, but for a horror movie it's okay. Like San Andreas, the budget hasn't been revealed yet, so we don't know how it is actually doing. But my guess would be that the budget was relatively low and it is doing fine. It's sliding down the ranks, so my guess would be that it will be off the top 5 list by next week, or at least at the number five spot. But we will have to wait and see.
#5 Pitch Perfect 2- $6,000,000
In its fifth week, Pitch Perfect 2 came in fifth place. Last week, this movie was out of the top 5 list and then came back. This film has been an incredible and unexpected success for Universal. It has so far made $170 million domestically and over $250 million worldwide. The first one only made $65 million domestically and $115 worldwide. With numbers like that, Universal will definitely be green-lighting a third one.
To re-cap, #1 was Jurassic World, #2 was Spy, #3 was San Andreas, #4 was Insidious: Chapter 3 and #5 was Pitch Perfect 2.
Next week, the Pixar film Inside Out and the critically acclaimed comedy Dope open in theaters. I think Jurassic World will be number one again, with Inside Out in second.
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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