Just a massive weekend as Jurassic World continued its dominance, scoring $106.5 million becoming only the second movie ever to take in more than $100 million in its second weekend, and topping The Avengers previous second best weekend number ($103 million).
Jurassic World is now up to $402.8 million domestically, the third movie this year to cross $400 million along with Avengers: Age of Ultron, while Furious 7 hovers just above $350 million. Meanwhile, Jurassic World is also the fastest to ever cross the $400 million mark. If you were wondering, only one film last year managed to even cross $350 million domestically, American Sniper, and it made all but $873,667 of its $350.1 million in 2015 so while it’s technically a 2014 release, it made pretty much all of its money in 2015.
With Jurassic World dropping only 49% in its second weekend that’s a shade less than the 50.3% drop The Avengers experienced in 2012, and it’s now well on its way to besting The Avengers in every way. In fact, it’s likely to beat the superhero feature’s $623.3 million domestic haul as well as it’s $895.2 million foreign total as it has now crossed $980 million globally in just two weeks of release (and will be the fastest to hit $1 billion by the end of the day today) on its way to what could be $1.6 billion worldwide, which would put it third on the all-time list behind Avatar and Titanic as the only two films to ever cross $2 billion total.
Meanwhile, Pixar’s Inside Out scored a massive $90.4 million, which is the second highest opening for a Pixar movie behind Toy Story 3‘s $110.3 million back in 2010 and the highest opening weekend of all-time for an original property (non-sequel, non-adaptation, etc.). The closest thing to it brings up American Sniper once again at $89.2 million. The film scored an “A” CinemaScore. Funny enough, even with an opening that huge this is still the first Pixar release to not debut at #1, strange streak to be broken when you’re pulling in that much dough, especially since it’s the largest opening ever to no finish #1.
Another one of the weekend’s new releases was Open Road’s Dope, opening in a healthy 2,002 theaters as the boutique label showed some real faith in what is a very good film. It’s hard for me to say, then, whether I think the film’s $6.1 million debut is good, bad or middling. This was never going to be a blockbuster juggernaut, but with all the attention on Jurassic World and Inside Out, I’m inclined to say this is a solid opening to go along with a solid “A-” Cinemascore. Hopefully it can maintain traction and stick around for a little while.
Next weekend could see another big opener with the R-rated comedy Ted 2 as it hits an audience that hasn’t been served for a couple weekends. We’ve also got the opening of Max, which I feel is going to be a bit of a loser with all the family targeted material out there right now.