Our Box Office Predictions from a few days back had a pretty tight competition for the money going on this long holiday weekend. Besides previous weeks’ winners Jurassic World and Inside Out, there are heavy contenders coming out this weekend with Terminator: Genisys and Magic Mike XXL. It looks like there was something for everyone this time out, possibly evening out the box office for all. How did it really come out? Meet me after the jump for the numbers!
The thinking here at Biff Bam Pop! was that the heavy hitters – Terminator, Magic Mike, Inside Out, and this year’s champ Jurassic World would all come in at around $30 million, with Ted taking up the tail end a bit farther back. Let’s see how that worked out.
Jurassic World and Inside Out were close to our guesses, but maintained their first and second place positions unlike what we thought. Terminator: Genisys did about what we thought, but for third place, with Magic Mike and Ted following in fourth and fifth places, but for much less than we thought. It was still a solid holiday box office, and split among the contenders as we thought.
The rest of the top ten, all with numbers under ten million dollars were Max in sixth place, Spy at seventh, and San Andreas in eighth. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl took ninth and Dope was in tenth place, with Mad Max and Avengers still hanging in there at eleven and twelve. It’s been a great summer so far.
So, to recap, here were the predictions:
1) Inside Out – $35 million
2) Jurassic World – $33.5 million
3) Magic Mike XXL – $32 million
4) Terminator: Genisys – $30 million
5) Ted 2 – $18 million
And here’s how the weekend actually turned out:
1) Jurassic World – $30.9 million
2) Inside Out – $30.1 million
3) Terminator: Genisys – $28.7 million
4) Magic Mike XXL – $11.6 million
5) Ted 2 – $11 million
Next weekend we are getting the extreme horror flick The Gallows; Minions, the fun spin-off from the Despicable Me; and the Ryan Reynolds scifi thriller Self/less. Ant-Man arrives the week after that. The summer just keeps getting better.
What did you see this weekend?