'Jurassic World' stomps Pixar's 'Inside Out' at box office
As the summer temperatures continued to heat up, so did the North American box office over the weekend, with "Jurassic World" stomping the competition and raking in a monster $102 million for its second weekend.
As the summer temperatures continued to heat up , so did the North American box office over the weekend, with " Jurassic World " stomping the competition and raking in a monster $102 million for its second weekend.
Universal's giant-sized sequel becomes only the second film ever to break the $100 million over two weekends, after breaking domestic and international debuts records when it earned $208.8 million during it's opening weekend last week.
Nevertheless, the dinosaur franchise had to battle it out over the weekend with a coming-of-age story that hit the big screen on Friday (June 19).
Disney Pixar 's original animation movie " Inside Out " surpassed its own studio's estimates for its opening weekend by bringing in $91 million, making this the second best debut ever for Pixar .
The film is set inside an 11-year-old girls' mind and features personified emotions voiced by the likes of Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling . The film is directed by Pete Docter , who also helmed the Oscar -winning film " Up ".
The reviews considered it another masterpiece from Pixar after years of sequels. Time wrote, "It defies the conventions of family movies." And Forbes called it "a gloriously imaginative rebuttal to anyone who would claim that Pixar 's best days are behind it."
Holding over from previous weeks, " Spy " saw another $10.5 million added to its domestic take of $74.4 million and " San Andreas " earned another $8.2 million to its domestic box office of $132.2 million.
" Dope " also opened on Friday but the Sundance Film Festival favorite brought in disappointing tickets sales of just $6 million from over 2,000 locations, placing the stereotype-breaking black nerd story at fifth place.
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa , the film earned mixed reviews with Time writing, " Dope mixes constant comic energy with a sense of genuine threat to its enterprising hero."
The New York Post was less impressed, saying "it's not that funny as a comedy," also saying, "it's raggedly plotted, with ridiculous coincidences popping up everywhere."
" Jurassic World " earning the top spot breaks Pixar 's 14 for 14 record of movies opening number 1 at the box office.