The July 4th holiday weekend saw not one but numerous titles fighting it out for honors, though it was the two incumbent champs of June that held off the competition. “Jurassic World” and “Inside Out” took the top spots over the three day holiday, both garnering around $30 million each.
“Jurassic World” continues to break records as domestically its $558 million total has now surpassed “The Dark Knight” to become the fourth highest domestic grosser ever. Worldwide its $1.385 billion haul has it in fifth place of all time, just passing “Avengers: Age of Ultron” ($1.384 billion) but just behind “Furious 7” ($1.512 billion).
“Inside Out” meanwhile has scored a dubious honor – its $246 million total means it’s now the highest-grossing film to never reach number one, surpassing “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” with $241 million. It’s also the only Pixar feature not to hold the number one position at the box office.
Coming in not far behind was “Terminator Genisys” which scored $28.7 million and has taken in $44.1 million over its first five days. The third place opener had an opening on par with “Terminator 3” twelve years ago, but it has fared better overseas where it has already racked up $85.5 million.
Quite a bit further down in fourth was “Magic Mike XXL” which opened to $11.6 million, just edging out “Ted 2” which took a further $11 million in its second weekend – a steep drop of 67%. “Magic Mike XXL” skewed an incredible 96% female in terms of its audience demographic.
In limited release, the documentary “Amy” about the late singer Amy Winehouse stole the headlines with a six-screen release pulling in a stunning $37,000 per screen average – more than four times higher than anything else at the box-office this weekend.