It's pretty freaking amazing when you think on it: animated dinosaurs, animated thoughts in a young girl's head, and animated dinosaurs dominate the Box Office Ten. (At least, it amazes me.)
Seth MacFarlane's R-rated Ted 2 is on course to gross in the mid- to-high-teens at the Friday box office, but that might not be enough to overtake holdovers Jurassic World and Inside Out for the weekend, according to early estimates.
Box office observers expect Pixar's Inside Out and Universal's Jurassic World to gross $50 million or more for the weekend, while Ted 2 is pacing to gross in the mid- to high-$40 million range, somewhat behind the $54 million opening of Ted in summer 2012. ...
The steeple chase as told by the trades:
DOMESTIC WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
1). Jurassic World (UNI), 4,198 theaters (-93)/ $14.7M Fri. / $22.5M Sat. (+53%)/ $17M Sun. (-25%)/ 3-day cume: $54.2M (-49%)/Total Cume: $500.1M / Wk 3
Industry calculation:$54.06M, $499.91 cume
2). Inside Out (DIS), 4,132 theaters (+186) / $15M Fri. / $21.1M Sat. (+41%)/ $16M Sun. (-24%)/ 3-day cume: $52.1M (-42%) /Total cume: $184.9/ Wk 2
Industry calculation: $52.7M, $185.6M cume
3). Ted 2 (UNI), 3,442 theaters / $13.3M Fri. / $11.2M Sat. (-16%)/ $8.4M Sun. (-25%)/ 3-day cume: $32.9M / Wk 1
Industry calculation: $33.1M
4). Max (WB), 2,855 theaters / $4.4M Fri. / $4.5M Sat. (+3%)/ $3.4M Sun. (-25%)/ 3-day cume: $12.2M / Wk 1
Industry calcuation: $12.2M.
5). Spy (FOX), 3,194 theaters (-364%)/ $2.1M Fri./ $3.4M Sat. (+60%)/ $2.3M Sun. (-33%)/ 3-day cume: $7.8M (-31%) / Total cume: $88.4M / Wk 4
6). San Andreas (WB), 2,620 theaters (-557) / $1.4M Fri. / $2.3M Sat. (+57%)/ $1.6M Sun. (-30%)/ 3-day cume: $5.3M (-39%) / Total cume: $141.9M/ Wk 5
7). Dope (OPRD), 1,851 theaters (-151) / $839K Fri. / $1.1M Sat. (+34%)/ $899K Sun. (-20%)/ 3-day cume: $2.9M (-53%) / Total cume: $11.8 /Wk 2
Industry calculation: $2.7M, $11.46M cume
8). Insidious Chapter 3 (FOC), 1,612 theaters (-941)/ $665K Fri. / $813K Sat. (+22%)/ $528 Sun. (-35%)/ 3-day cume: $2M (-50%) / Total cume: $49.8M / Wk 4
9). Mad Max: Fury Road (WB), 961 theaters (-463) / $440K Fri. / $740K Sat. (+68%)/ $555K Sun. (-25%)/ 3-day cume: $1.7M (-43%) / Total cume: $147.1M / Wk 7
10). Avengers: Age of Ultron (DIS), 1,097 theaters (-565) / $463K Fri. / $704K Sat. (+52%)/ $476K Sun. (-32%)/ 3-day cume: $1.6M (-42%) / Total cume: $452.4M / Wk 9
In almost any other movie environment, the Pixar offering would be at the top of the Top Ten. But animated dinosuars! (And Ted 2 under-performs the original by a considerable margin.)