“Jurassic World” and “Inside Out” have been neck and for the past few weeks, but the Fourth of July weekend turned out to be the closest battle yet.
As it stands now, “Jurassic World” made an estimated $30.9 million, while Disney’s “Inside Out” was just behind with $30.1 million. This is Jurassic’s fourth weekend at number one, but it’s too damn close to call, so when final weekend numbers are released on Monday, there’s a decent chance that “Inside Out” may have dethroned the dinosaurs.
While “Inside Out” and “Jurassic World” remained strong, the weekend’s two new debuts couldn’t keep up with them. First up is, “Terminator Genisys.” which took in $28.7 million over the three-day weekend and $44.2 million over five days.
Many will see this as a lackluster start for the reboot, but I’d say the movie performed reasonable well considering the pounding it’s getting from critics, (27 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), and fans of the original movies.
The other newbie, “Magic Mike XXL,” fared even worse than Terminator. After opening at number one on Wednesday with $9.3 million, the sequel only earned about $27 million for the five-day period. And to make matters worse, only $12 million of that came this weekend.
Ouch, that’s gotta hurt. I guess it’s a good thing Channing Tatum already has his next movie lined up, eh mon ami?