There are two big stories which came out of this weekend’s box office report. First, is Jurassic World retaining the number one spot after a monster opening weekend last week. The film made an estimated $102 million domestically taking its total through two weekends up to $398.2 million. Worldwide the film is currently at $981.3 million, and is expected to reach the $1 billion mark under the current record at 17 days set by Furious 7.
The second big story comes from Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out, which shattered expectations by taking in $91 million. The latest film from Pixar comes second only to Toy Story 3 ($110 mill) for the studio’s highest grossing weekend. Furthermore, Collider.com says Inside Out is the highest grossing original film (not based on pre-existing material) not only in Pixar’s history, but in box office history.
Regardless of Inside Out being the first film in Pixar to not open at the #1 spot, it achieved its own success and proved that Pixar is back and can deliver more original stories. Universal Pictures continues its dominance w/ Jurassic World set to become the second billion dollar grossing film for the studio. And with just Ted 2 being the only big film releasing next weekend, I expect Jurassic World to continue making impressive dollars at the box office.
(Numbers come from reports via. The Hollywood Reporter and Collider)