“Jurassic World” is simply unstoppable. The dino-flick took the number one spot at the weekend box-office for the third week in a row with $54.2 million. That’s down 49% from last week, but it was just enough to fend off Disney’s “Inside Out,” which made $52.1 million in its second week.
“Jurassic World” also set a new record when it crossed the $500 million mark domestically in just 17 days. That’s the fastest any film has ever done that. The previous record holder was Marvel’s “The Avengers,” which pulled it off in 23 days in 2012.
“Ted 2 “however, didn’t even make a run at the spot, despite playing at 3,442 theaters. The R rated sequel earned $32.9 million, less than even the most pessimistic movie gurus predicted. Universal’s own estimates had the film finishing in the $45-$50 million ballpark.
“Ted 2” is the second Seth MacFarlane film to under-perform for the studio. “A Million Ways to Die in the West” opened in 3,158 venues in May of last year to a shockingly low $16.8 million. “Ted 2” has a B+ CinemaScore, but with mixed word-of-mouth and massive competition coming this week, this teddy bear’s days may be numbered.
Then there was doggie movie “Max,” which Warner Bros reports took in $12.2 million from 2,855 venues. The good news is that “Max” landed an “A” CinemaScore, so maybe this little movie will have some legs.