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Friday Report: 'Inside Out' 2nd Best but Beats 'Jurassic'

by Keith Simanton
 

 
June 20, 2015

Disney is reporting that Pixar's Inside Out took in an estimated $34.2M at 3,946 locations Friday, becoming the second best Pixar opening day after Toy Story 3, which hauled in $41.1M nearly five years ago on June 18th, 2010.

That puts Inside Out in the range of $84M to $89M for the weekend, making it Pixar's 2nd largest opening weekend, behind Toy Story 3 with $110.3M and ahead of Monsters University with $82.4M. It's Pixar's best opening for a film that's not a sequel and well ahead of the current holder of that title, The Incredibles, which opened with $70.5M in 2004.

It seems likely that Toy Story 3 will retain its title of Pixar's #1 opening weekend film once the Monday actuals are in. The third installment in the beloved Toy Story franchise made $10,216 per theater in its 4,028 venues in 2010. Inside Out's per theater take yesterday was $8,667. With an "A" CinemaScore word-of-mouth/tweet will likely retain its momentum, if not even accelerate it.

Inside Out's $34.2M was good enough, however, to best Jurassic World's Friday gross, which Universal pegs at $29.1M. Both Universal and Disney put the record-smashing dino-flick to retain the top spot at the weekend box office with $100M-$105M.

The well-reviewed Sundance hit Dope made $2.4M in its 2,002 venues, pacing lower than expected.

Spy, still in 3,558 theaters posted a $3.1M Friday, a per screen average of $864.



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