“Jurassic World” was slightly edged out by “Inside Out,” with the dino actioner pulling in $14.65 million compared to “Inside Out’s” $14.98 million on Friday night. “Jurassic World,” though, is on track for a weekend north of $50 million, while “Inside Out” looks poised for a three-day total closer to $48 million, according to studio estimates.
Now in its third weekend of competition,”Jurassic World” will have generated nearly $500 million in domestic receipts by Saturday, displacing “Avengers: Age of Ultron” as the highest-grossing film of the year domestically.
“Inside Out,” which stars Amy Poehler and Mindy Kahling as anthropomorphic emotions of an 11-year-old girl, is maintaining impressive momentum in its second weekend of competition. The animated pic bowed to $91 million last weekend.
Universal’s “Ted 2” has fizzled a tad, pulling in $13 million on Friday night after studio estimates pegged it at a blazing $45 million-$50 million for the weekend. The laffer, starring Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane, is expected to generate a total of $34 million on the weekend at 3,441 locations.
The original “Ted” outperformed estimates when it bowed to $54.4 million three years ago on its way to a domestic total of $218 million. “Ted 2″ nabbed a healthy $2.6 million from Thursday night showings at 2,647 locations.
Despite performing slightly behind industry expectations, “Ted 2″ could still pull in a large chunk of its large male target audience by weekend’s end. The comedy will contribute to Universal’s strong year, bolstering the already-large payday generated by “Furious 7,” “Pitch Perfect 2,” “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “Jurassic World.”
Dog movie “Max” will fetch $13 million in a weekend dense with family movie competition. The heartwarmer grossed $4.3 million on Friday night, opening in 2,850 locations. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer financed the $20 million production.