'Inside' Holds Out for #1
by Keith Simanton
July 6, 2015
In a squeaker of a Fourth of July finish actuals coming in show that Inside Out made $29.77M to Jurassic World's $29.24M, giving the Disney/Pixar film its first #1, three-day weekend berth, in its third week of release.
Friday and Sunday made the difference for the Pete Docter-directed animated film as Jurassic World won Saturday.
Disney reports Inside's weekend breakdown as such:
Inside Out has a reported domestic cume of $245.9M.
Universal reports the following grosses for World:
Jurassic World has a reported domestic cume of $556.5M.
That slow rise to #1 is a good omen for the future of the Pixar film as it joins other long-legged films such as Disney's 2013 juggernaut Frozen, the Best Picture of 2012 Argo, and 2010's True Grit (the Coen Bros. best grossing film).
The lackluster home field reception for Paramount's Terminator Genisys, grew even lack-lustier when actuals arrived. The Arnold Schwarzenegger reboot of the once-popular franchise made $27M (was $28.7M) over the three-day weekend with a five-day estimate of $42.5 (was $44.1M)
Overseas coin, however, the likely reason that anyone revisted making another Terminator in the first place, looks like it might save the day. Grosses came in a little lower than thought at $73.3M (was $74M) from 44 markets over the weekend and an $85M international cume.
With an astounding 96% female audience Magic Mike XXL left the three-day weekend with $12.85M (was $12.04M) dollars tucked into its waistband. For the five-day frame the film made $27.89M (was $27.07M). Overseas had a limited launch with $6.2M at 2,572 screens in 15 markets, led by the U.K. with $2.5M.
Ted 2 had a -67% drop off from last week, making a higher-than-thought $11.2M (was estimated at a straight $11M) for the three day and $ 17.3M for the five day holiday. Its domestic cume stands at $58.3M.
In a limited release of 6 theaters Amy, the documentary about Amy Winehouse, earned $222,500 for a per screen average of $37,083.
Max's actuals didn't change the estimates with Warner Bros still reporting that the PTSD dog movie made $6.6M for the three-day, just ahead of Spy with $5.9M.
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2011 - 'Transformers' Claims Independence Gross Record
2010 - 'Eclipse' Swoons But Sweeps Up Over Independence Day
2009 - 'Tranformers' Fends Off 'Ice Age' in Close Independence Weekend
2007 - Moviegoers Spark to 'Transformers'
2006 - 'Pirates' Raid Record Books
2005 - 'War of the Worlds' Booms on Independence Day
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