Box office report: Jurassic World hits $500 million, narrowly beats Inside Out
Jurassic World can update its long list of box office accomplishments with yet another achievement: It’s only the fifth film ever to make more than $500 million in North America, and it hit that number faster than any movie in history.
In its third weekend, Jurassic World brought in an estimated $54.2 million, winning the weekend once again and narrowly squeezing by Inside Out, which made $52.1 million. That means that domestically, Chris Pratt and his team of raptors have the biggest movie of the year after only three weekends in theaters, beating Avengers: Age of Ultron’s domestic total of $451.2 million.
Jurassic World is already the fastest film to hit $1 billion globally, and this weekend brings its worldwide total to an estimated $1.238 billion, making it the eighth biggest movie of all time.
Even though Jurassic World topped the box office for the third weekend in a row, it was still a tight race: Inside Out also had a strong showing, only dropping about 42 percent. That kind of a decline is tiny for a movie in its second weekend, but it’s also fairly typical for Pixar films, which tend to hold up fairly well week to week. The critically-adored Inside Out already has a North American total of $184.9 million.
Meanwhile, the biggest new release of the weekend fell flat, as Ted 2 debuted to only $32.9 million, snagging third place. While the R-rated sequel to 2012’s Ted wasn’t expected to do as well as the first, which opened to $54.4 million, most expected Seth MacFarlane’s teddy bear to bring in about $45 to $50 million the second time around.
The only other major new release of the weekend was Max, which debuted to an estimated $12.2 million. The family-friendly adventure did slightly better than expected, which is especially impressive considering the competition it faced from Inside Out.
Here are this weekend’s top five at the box office:
1. Jurassic World — $54.2 million
2. Inside Out — $52.1 million
3. Ted 2 — $32.9 million
4. Max — $12.2 million
5. Spy — $7.8 million