Big. Huge. Giant. Mammoth.
Those are just a few words we can use to describe the massive debut this weekend for the number one film at the box office. Here’s what went down:
We all knew Jurassic World would have a stellar opening weekend, but no pundit predicted that it would deliver the second largest opening in box office history. That’s right, Jurassic World debut in theatres with $204 million, second only to 2012’s Marvel’s The Avengers $207.4 million (and even Deadline is speculating that when the actuals arrive on Monday its number could rise even higher). Clearly audiences young and old were eager to return to the park which, combined with the glowing reviews for the film, made for a crowd-pleasing time at the movies, which is really what the summer box office season has always been about. Jurassic World could see some competition next weekend from Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out, but for this weekend, the dino’s are roaring loud and proud.
As for the rest of the top five, nothing remotely came close to the top spot. Spy was in second place with $16 million, while San Andreas hit third with $11 million. Insidious: Chapter 3 dropped hard to fourth with $7.3 million, while the less than successful Entourage closed things out in fifth with $4.3 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Jurassic World – $135 million
2) Spy – $15 million
3) San Andreas – $13.5 million
4) Insidious: Chapter 3 – $7 million
5) Pitch Perfect 2 – $5.5 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) Jurassic World – $204.5 million
2) Spy – $16 million
3) San Andreas – $11 million
4) Insidious: Chapter 3 – $7.3 million
5) Entourage – $4.3 million
Next weekend sees the release of Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions.