‘Jurassic World’ Headed for $103 Million, ‘Inside Out’ Happy at $84 Million at Weekend B.O.

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The power of emotions proved to be serious competition against the power of velociraptors at the box office last night. Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out” exceeded early expectations and made $34 million Friday night, beating “Jurassic World” for the evening on its way to becoming one of Pixar’s biggest openings with $84 to $89 million for the weekend.

Meanwhile, “Jurassic World” is on track for the largest-ever second weekend performance with $29 million on Friday for a total $103 million weekend, according to early estimates, possibly outdoing “The Avengers'” previous record of $103.05 million.

The dino pic, which stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, has already broken a laundry list of records, including largest opening weekend ($208.8 million), largest international bow ($524.4 million) and quickest film to cross $300 million. Should “Jurassic World” live up to current projections, it will make $400 million domestically by Monday, knocking “Jurassic Park” off its perch as the highest-grossing installment in the series.

“Inside Out,” which stars Amy Poehler as the dominant emotion in the mind of an 11-year-old girl, proved it was off to a joyful start Thursday night, when the animated pic posted $3.7 million in previews — the best for any Disney-Pixar outing.

If “Inside Out” maintains its pace and posts $84 million by the weekend’s end, it will join the high ranks of Pixar’s biggest openings (“Monsters University” bowed to $82.5 million in 2013 and “Toy Story 3” preemed to $110.3 million in 2010).

Both PG-rated “Inside Out” and PG-13-rated “Jurassic World” will benefit from the Father’s Day holiday weekend crowd.

Dope” and “Spy” will jockey for third place among those viewers not seeking family fare. R-rated “Spy,” which stars Melissa McCarthy as a CIA desk agent in the field for the first time, opened in first place earlier this month to $32 million, but fell to $10 million in this weekend’s estimates.

Also in theaters this weekend is “Dope,” an indie high school comedy that generated buzz after premiering at Sundance. “Dope” is on track for a $6.4 million weekend after making $2 million Friday night. The coming-of-age comedy is playing in 2,002 theaters, wide for a Sundance film but smaller than “Inside Out’s” 3,946.

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  1. man1985 says:

    Can somebody explain to me how a $34 million Friday translates to just $84 million weekend? Do they REALLY believe that Inside Out is THAT front-loaded? I think Inside Out will be way bigger than this low estimate

    $34+$39+$28 = $101 million

  2. Wesley Lovell says:

    So, we’re going to equate Jurassic World’s tallies to Jurassic Park’s? A film that released 22 years ago with average ticket prices were $4.14 compared to a film released today when average ticket prices are around $8.12?

    If Jurassic Park had been released today, it would have made almost $700 million. If it tops that, then I’ll be impressed and call it the franchise champ. Otherwise, you’re just using poor comparisons to make the film sound like it’s a more impressive performer than it is.

    • Jacques Strappe says:

      LOL. Movie studio PR Jedi mind tricks. Even comparing any current movie to a movie made a year ago doesn’t account for the lower ticket prices or the exact same number of screens these movies debut on. The global picture is even murkier since most of these movies debut at different times in different countries. Universal debuted Jurassic World in more major global markets at the same time then most recent big films so of course, its early global box office is huge. It’s 100% baloney but also the essence of marketing.

  3. Francis Tee says:

    So Jurassic World is knocking off Jurassic World as the highest grossing film in the series? Someone needs more coffee this morning…

    • James says:

      What are you saying?

    • J. E. Fox says:

      LMAO…yes, Francis…I picked up on that as well. I’m pretty sure they will come back and edit it as if it never happened. That’s the beauty of the internet. You can always edit or delete and folks reading your comment will have no idea what you’re talking about. So I’m your witness. :-)

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