#BOXOFFICE: “JURASSIC WORLD” CONTINUES BOX OFFICE DOMINATION
JURASSIC WORLD continues to shatter Box Office records in its second week out for Universal Pictures, earning $106 million this weekend from 4,291 theatres. In its run so far it has made a massive $402 million domestically. also gaining the distinction of being the fastest Film ever to cross the $400 million mark in just eight days!
INSIDE OUT on any other weekend would’ve debuted on-top by a landslide, but it instead opts for a second best placing in its debut with a whopping $83 million for Disney/Pixar from 3,946 theatres. Featuring the voicework of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling, the Animated Feature received a 98% on the Tomotometer, with a stellar A CinemaScore from Audiences.
Former Champ SPY is in third spot this weekend with $9.7 million earned in its third week out for 20th Century Fox. It has made $73.7 million in its run so far.
DOPE opens in fifth spot for Sony Pictures with $5.9 million from 2,002 theatres, after some Sundance buzz earlier this year. It garnered an outstanding 90% on the Tomatometer.
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON still has hanging-on to the Top Ten in eighth with $2.3 million in its eighth week out for Marvel/Disney. It has made $448 million thus far in North America.
ENTOURAGE rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.7 million in its third week out for Warner Bros.
#BOXOFFICE: “JURASSIC WORLD” HAS A MONSTROUS DEBUT
Just wow! JURASSIC WORLD blew away the competition this weekend with a stunning $200-million opening for Universal Pictures. Opening in 3,274 theatres, the Blockbuster bests its three Predecessors in the beloved Franchise in terms of opening. By comparison Jurassic Park 3 managed to make $181 million in its lifetime at the Box Office in 2001. This latest Installment eclipsed that Film already in its opening weekend. Audiences gave it a firm A at CinemaScore, although Critics were a bit shakier on it with a 70% on the Tomatometer.
SPY after a strong debut last weekend for 20th Century Fox, slips to second this week with $15 million. In its run so far domestically it has made $56 million.
SAN ANDREAS lands in third in its third week out with $10 million for Warner Bros. It has grossed $118 million thus far.
INSIDIOUS 3 is in fourth in its second week out with $8 million for Focus Features/eOne Films.
PITCH PERFECT 2 is in fifth with $5.7 million for Universal Pictures, tallying $170 million in five weeks.
LOVE & MERCY plays in only 572 theatres but rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.5 million for Roadside Attractions/eOne Films.
#BOXOFFICE: “SPY” STAMPS MELISSA MCCARTHY QUEEN OF THE BOX OFFICE
Melissa McCarthy continues to stamp herself Queen of the Box Office, with her latest Comedy, SPY debuting at number one this weekend for 20th Century Fox with $30 million from 3,711 theatres. In fact, since 2011, a remarkable seven out of eight of her Films have debuted in the Top Three, this being her second Film since Identity Theft to debut on-top. In addition to commercial success, Critics adored the Film with remarkable 95% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a B+ CinemaScore only.
SAN ANDREAS in its second week, lands in second with $25 million for Warner Bros. In two weeks it is just shy of the $100-million mark after a smashing debut at number one last week.
INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 debuts in third spot with $23 million for Focus Features/eOne Films, from 3,002 theatres. Critics gave it favourable reviews with a 60% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences responded fairly well with a B+ CinemaScore. While a strong showing, this falls short of 2013’s $40 million opening for Chapter 2.
ENTOURAGE: THE MOVIE rewards Fans of the HBO Series handsomely and the Film continuation of the beloved Show, debuts in fourth spot with $18.3 million from 3,108 theatres for Warner Bros. While the Critics were tough on it with a 30% on the Tomatometer, Audiences gave it a decisive “yes” with an A- CinemaScore.
PITCH PERFECT 2 finds itself in fifth $8.5 million for Universal Pictures, now in its fourth week. It now has made $161 million domestically.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is POLTERGEIST with $2.7 million for 20th Century Fox in its third week out. The Horror Remake has made $44 million in its run thus far.
#FIRSTLOOK: MELISSA MCCARTHY IN “SPY”
We can never get enough MELISSA MCCARTHY! After getting Exclusive Premiere on The Ellen Show yesterday, the entire Internet now gets to enjoy the Trailer for her new Action-Comedy, SPY, in all its hilarity!
Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.
See the Trailer:
20th Century Fox release SPY on Friday, May 22, 2015!
(Photo/video credit: 20th Century Fox)