Clever girls, the dinosaurs of “Jurassic World” have done the impossible and stopped a Pixar film’s debut from hitting number-one at the box-office.
With $102M at the domestic box-office this weekend, Universal’s “Jurassic World” took the number-one spot across the country. The film’s domestic total now sits at just under $400M after two-weeks in theaters.
Disney’s “Inside Out” plan to take the second-week following “Jurassic World” still managed to earn $91 domestically, but too many movie-goers seemed to go for a second helping of dinosaur-meat for the film to take the number-one spot. This will be the first PIXAR film not to hit the number-spot on release.
In the animated-comedy, the story follows a young girl named Riley, who is moved from life in the midwest to San Francisco. The story is told through Riley’s emotions of Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness as the young girl tries to cope with a new school, a new city and new friends. Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen directed the film for Disney, which stars Amy Poehler, Bill Hader and Lewis Black.
In a very distant third-place this week was the 20th Century Fox action-comedy “Spy.” The film did manage to earn $10.5M this weekend. “Spy” has now earned $74.3M since it was released.
Warner Bros. Pictures took fourth-place overall this weekend with “San Andreas.” The action film brought in another $8.2M across the country and now sits at $132M since it was released in theaters.
The Sundance Film Festival hit “Dope,” also opened this weekend but to a much smaller audience. The Open Road film earned $6M across 2,002 screens domestically. The film follows self-proclaimed ‘geek’ Malcolm, trying to survive life in a tough L.A. neighborhood whose life is changed forever after hitting up an underground party.
The film comes from writer-director Rick Famuyiwa and stars Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori and Kiersey Clemons.