“Jurassic World” is headed towards another weekend over $100 million at the U.S. box office, and appears set to clear $400 million (domestically) in just ten days.
That, coupled with the staggering foreign box office numbers, means Hell yeah we’re doing another sequel.
Will it be a straight-up remake of “Jurassic Park II”? Probably.
Pixar’s “Inside Out” didn’t steal a win at the box office, and isn’t the studio’s best opener ever. But it’s not a sequel, not presold on anything save for the Pixar brand. That alone was enough to ensure a big opening, great reviews pushed it as well. Over $83 million for “Inside Out” as it opens.
“Dope,” also benefiting from all-positive reviews, will only manage $6 million or so this weekend. The 16-20 audience should be all over it, but they’re not putting down the smart phones long enough to see it. Yet. It should do better, long haul, but that’s got to be a disappointment.
Warners has to be encouraged that “Entourage” is closing in on $30 million, with “San Andreas” and “Mad Max” still cleaning up. Universal is still having the best year, turning dross like “Jurassic,” “Fifty Shades” and “Furious Whatever” into blockbusters.