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Box Office: ‘Jurassic World’ continues to dominate, ‘Inside Out’ shines

Jurassic World held its No. 1 spot at the box office this Father’s Day weekend grossing $102 million in the United States and Canada. However, the Pete Docter-directed Pixar and Disney film Inside Out exceeded expectations and finished close behind with $91 million in domestic revenue.

With the win, Universal ruined Pixar’s streak of No. 1 domestic debuts, according to Variety.

The latest installment of the dinosaur franchise is likely to continue pulling in money. Last weekend, the film grossed $209 million and joined Marvel’s The Avengers as the only two films to gross more than $100 million in two weekends, Time reports. 

The Colin Trevorrow-directed film starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard increased its worldwide total to $981.3 million, LA Times reports. Jurassic World has definitely surpassed Jurassic Park, which was the highest-grossing domestic release in franchise history. At the rate Jurassic World is going, it will likely become the quickest film to pass $1 billion at the global box office.

It does not come as a surprise that the film destroyed the box office. Pixar’s Inside Out was a surprise!

Sure, Jurassic World broke an incredible No. 1 streak, but Disney is not complaining. The film achieved the second best debut for Pixar ever. It ranked just short of Toy Story 3‘s $110 million opening weekend, and passed Avatar’s $77 million opening, according to Reuters. And it picked up $31 million more than Disney had projected for its opening.

Inside Out follows an 11-year-old girl, Riley, coping with her family’s move to San Francisco through the emotions inside her head: Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Anger (Lewis Black), Fear (Bill Hader) and Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler). Though the concept seemed complex and could have gone straight over kids’ heads, critics have given it high praise and have ranked it among the animated greats (like Up and Wall-E). 

Chief marketing officer of Open Road Films Jason Cassidy credits the film’s success to its originality. “It’s not really like anything out in the marketplace right now,” Cassidy said.

The remaining top five round out as follows: Melissa McCarthy’s Spy took the No. 3 spot with $10.5 million, the earthquake film San Andreas came in at No. 4 with $8.2 million and the comedy Dope took the No. 5 spot with roughly $6 million.

About Meredith Rodefer

Meredith Rodefer
Meredith Rodefer is a freelance writer, who focuses on anything from lifestyle blogging to hard news, and dancer. Beyond Youth Independent, she has written for sites such as Natmonitor.com, CheekyChicago.com and FamilyFocusBlog.com. Contact Meredith: meredith.rodefer@youthindependent.com