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article image'Jurassic World' holds off 'Inside Out'

By Tim O'Brien     Jun 21, 2015 in Entertainment
'Jurassic World' held off 'Inside Out" to hold on to the top spot at the box office. Pixar's "Inside Out" put up huge numbers but still could not get past the dinosaurs.
The second weekend numbers for "Jurassic World" is right around a 51 percent drop, as is usual. So, at $102 million, it finished first and stays on its torrid streak. It is racking up impressive daily numbers as well. It was the fastest film to reach $300 million and $400 million, domestically (it will pass that by tomorrow).
"Jurassic World" is likely to be the fastest film to reach $1 billion as well. That also means this year will have seen three films go over $1 billion. After "Jurassic World" hits the milestone, the two others were "Furious 7" and "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
But, "Jurassic World" has what they do not - all demographics, and repeat customers. Can it challenge "Avatar" for the overall top spot? If these numbers keep iup, that may happen. The Wrap noted that it is outpacing "Avatar" on IMAX.
It is perched at $583.1 million overseas so "Jurassic World" is getting ready to join $1 billion club. It is at $981.3 million as of today (June 21).
Weekend, domestic
1. "Jurassic World" - $102 million
2. "Inside Out" - $91 million
3. "Spy" - $10.7 million
But, when a movie grabs $91 million and finishes second, the makers of that film are happy. But, it is Pixar's first film not to open at No. 1, but does that really matter at this point? The opening number was the over the estimate (that seems to be a pattern lately). It beat out "Jurassic World" on Friday and held its own all weekend. It is a huge second place finish.
For "Inside Out," Deadline noted, the kids came out. That was not an easy call going in as this was a slightly different kind of animation. It is in the mind, but the minds of families and kids answers the call. Females went in droves to the tune of around 64 percent.
With Father's Day in the states, these numbers could go even higher. But, the females of the household usually dictate the movie choices, so that would benefit "Inside Out," one would think. However, it seems like dad would opt for dinosaurs - or a cook out.
The other wide release and newcomer, "Dope" finished in fifth with $6 million.
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