Box Office: ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ ‘Terminator Genisys’ No Match for ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Jurassic World’

Courtesy of Disney•Pixar

Arnold Schwarzenegger and a team of male strippers are no match for a plucky pre-teen and the mighty Indominus rex.

“Inside Out” and “Jurassic World” are racing ahead of newcomers “Magic Mike XXL” and “Terminator Genisys” in the lead-up to the July 4th holiday. The Disney and Pixar animated blockbuster about the emotional life of a young girl racked up $7.7 million on Thursday, bringing its North American haul to $216.1 million, while Universal’s dinosaur thriller added $6.9 million to its $527.2 million domestic haul.

Paramount’s “Terminator Genisys” was close behind, pulling in $6.5 million and bringing its total to $15.4 million. The attempt to reboot the cyborg franchise is facing fierce headwinds. Reviews have been lackluster and, with a $155 million pricetag, “Terminator Genisys” is relying on foreign crowds to propel it to profitability. To that end, it will roll out in 60% of the overseas market this weekend. On Thursday, the film netted almost $10 million in 38 international markets, bringing its foreign total to just under $28 million.

Stateside, “Terminator Genisys” is on pace to fall roughly $10 million short of the $55 million that the studio hoped it would bring in during its first five days. In addition to Schwarzenegger, “Terminator Genisys” stars Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke and Jai Courtney, and it was directed by Alan Taylor (“Game of Thrones”).

In its second day in theaters, Warner Bros.’ “Magic Mike XXL” racked up $5.7 million, pushing its total to just north of $15 million. The stripper drama cost a meagre $14.8 million to produce, so it stands to be a profitable venture for the studio even though it will fall short of some estimates that suggested the film would bring in $48 million over its first five days of release. Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello returned for the follow-up to 2013’s sleeper hit “Magic Mike,” with Gregory Jacobs taking over directing duties from Steven Soderbergh. “Magic Mike XXL” was the top film on Wednesday, but the release appears to have been front-loaded, with fans rushing out for a hump day evening out.

Holdovers “Ted 2” and “Max” picked up $3.2 million and $1.7 million, respectively. The teddy bear comedy has earned $47.3 million, while the military dog drama has snagged $18.7 million after nearly two weeks in theaters.

This summer has shattered several records, but the Independence Day holiday won’t set a new high-water mark. This is partly because the new films entering the marketplace aren’t fulfilling the most bullish projections. Another major culprit is the calendar. July 4th falls on a Saturday, which happens to be one of the busiest days for moviegoing. That means the multiplexes will likely take a hit as consumers opt to steer clear of theaters in favor of beach days, fireworks and barbecues.

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  1. Dallas says:

    Terminator looked bad from the start. Spoiler-filled terrible trailers + awful reviews = dead in the water.

  2. Paul says:

    I’m honestly SHOCKED by this! Mainly about Genisys and the RETURN of Ahhnold to the franchise..only 40 million projection by weeks END REALLY!?!? WOW

  3. Brian W says:

    One other unforseen factor was the long, cold, hard winter in the North East. Here in areas like Buffalo, the weather didn’t really break until mid to late May & everything from the growing season to outdoor parties & activities have been on about a month to a month & half delay. In an area like this, people try to squeeze as much as they can out of the 3 months of good weather we have up here. No one has the time or inclination to spend a few hours at the movies when theres’ grad parties, weddings, air shows, train rides, out door hobbies, activities, sports, camping, Labor Day picnics, 4th of July BBQs & fire works, the beach, carnivals, lawn fetes, fairs, & 20 billion other things to do. People up here figure movies can wait for the 9 months of bad weather coming up.

  4. Max Correll says:

    DIE movie industry!

  5. Jacques Strappe says:

    Disney/Pixar have already announced a sequel to the fabulous “Inside Out.” The second installment of Inside Out will feature the inner workings of the 11 year old male brain inside Donald Trump’s 69 year old body.

    • Geri says:

      That’s an insult to children everywhere. HA! (Let’s not confuse nastiness, stupidity and greed with being childlike.)

    • Carl Gray says:

      I can see it now:

      Joy: Yay! Donald Trump is a kid forever!
      Sadness: Well, I guess we can give up on him growing up.
      Disgust: Ew. How did we end up inside this man-child?
      Fear: What if, he became president?! Ahhhhh!

  6. Jacques Strappe says:

    Inside Out Deserves to be number one over that dino-turd, Jurassic World of Sequels and certainly over the wretched Terminator sequel.

  7. hasdibravo says:

    Wow. Low $40s for the Terminator on a 5-day weekend? The Last AIrbender made $69.3M for Paramount on a 5-day weekend. Perhaps, Paramount scrap T6 and T7 and get going on TLA2 and TLA3.

    • Johnny says:

      Yeah this is a bummer at least TLA made more money a movie based on nick cartoon. Perhaps its for the better in order to end the rebooting madness in hollywood.

  8. jesse says:

    They still haven’t learned… Get Terminator OUT of the summer slot, use the spring slot. Terminator brand is suffering due to ridiculous budgets and overconfidence in its value. The franchise is going on 3 misses now… They have something to prove, and the sooner these producers who keep buying the property realizes this, the better.

    Stop spending 200 million bucks to make it and find ways to make it work economically… Learn from Salvation, and don’t write checks your hyper alloy ass can’t cash.

  9. Scarface says:

    Jurassic World, Mad Max, Terminator, Mission Impossible , Pan, all of them are same old sequel , reboots, remakes of decades old franchises that should have ended at 1 & if not then 2. Give us movies based on new ideas & original screenplays. All playing on Nostalgia of audience.
    Boycott these movies to show a Hollywood a message, everyone if not an idiot should go watch Inside Out & Max . Stop giving money to those greedy studios you idiots.

    • Brian Martin says:

      Tons of original movies are made every year. You just choose to ignore them. Last year, we had The Grand Budapest Hotel, Boyhood, Interstellar and Birdman, among others.

      • Bill B. says:

        Save your breath. It’s pretty obvious looking at the top money making films year after year that the American public loves seeing the same repetitive stuff over and over again. And then they are shocked & appalled when they are not up for Oscars! There were so many good and original films last year.

      • Tyler says:


    • John says:

      Except Mad Max: Fury Road has been one of the most original ideas Hollywood has put out in awhile…

  10. lila fowler says:

    Ted 2 continues to be pathetic.

    • Hal says:

      Ted 2 isn’t gonna make much more than 1/3 of the original. Audiences at large just did not care at all about this sequel.

  11. Marc V says:

    Looks like emos will be riding the backs of dinosaurs once again this coming weekend, which will flatten male strippers and turn T-800s into scrap metal.

  12. Carl Gray says:

    This is proof that ol’ Schwartz needs to retire.

  13. Nostalgia is the main force driving Termiantor Genisys and Jurassic World ahead. Such bad movies.

  14. Austin Whitley says:

    I really think you need to learn ewhat you’re talking about before you write an article, Inside out is beyond suckish, Jurassic World rocks and
    , Terminator Genesis is insane.

  15. Brood says:

    More like America loves generic Disney animations in which all of them have exact same story & are targeted towards kids, male strippers & CGI Dinosaurs.

    • LOL says:

      America just needs some help is all. They need men like Peter Bart running studios again rather than just blogging for Variety. Also, America needs intellectually creative Europeans running studios like they did with David Putnam.

  16. LOL says:

    Gosh, my English reads so bad. I’m actually really smart.

  17. Brian Martin says:

    No they aren’t.

  18. Creggi says:

    God bless Robin Williams but PAN is still not a original idea. Audience wants fresh & original ideas in movies. Not the same Pan movie that has been adapted ,remaked, rebooted so many times.

  19. Tank says:

    At least Terminator has some original story , even though its kinda rehash. Inside out have literally same plot & story as all other million Disney animated movies, how many times Americans adults love to watch those same old stories which targeted at children.

  20. Carl Gray says:

    Only a moron like you would think Terminator: Sequelitis is better than Inside Out.

  21. Creggi says:

    Hollywood is so bankrupt in ideas , always looking out for novels to adapt.

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