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Weekend Box Office: ‘Jurassic World’ handily takes the top spot

Weekend Box Office: ‘Jurassic World’ handily takes the top spot

Jurassic World

Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World, the fourth entry in the Jurassic Park franchise, took the top spot at the weekend box office, handily beating out competitors with a $204.6 million total over the weekend. The film’s number one opening continues the franchise’s streak, repeating a feat achieved by the previous three features. The film’s opening saw it run away with the box office for the weekend, as the closest competition, last week’s box office champion Spy, landed in second place with $16 million. The Dwayne Johnson-starring San Andreas rounded out the top three, finishing the weekend with $11 million.

Jurassic World was the only new opener to crack the top ten, as the rest of the list was populated by films that had been in theatres for a week or more already. In fifth place was another box office champion, Pitch Perfect 2, which finished the weekend with $6 million, behind that of fourth place finisher Insidious Chapter 3, which took home $7.3 million. George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road slipped to seventh place with a total of $4.1 million, while former box office champions Avengers: Age of Ultron and Tomorrowland ended in eighth and ninth place respectively. Despite still being in limited release, the Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy finished in the tenth spot.

Among limited releases, the biggest opening went to Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. The feature, which garnered attention in its Sundance premiere, earned $210,000 in its opening weekend from 15 theatres, giving it a PSA of $14,000. The film didn’t have the highest PSA, however, as that title went to the documentary The Wolfpack, which took in $46,000 from two theatres, for a PSA of $23,000. The Mia Wasikowska-starring feature Madame Bovary took in $21,000 from 15 theatres, earning a PSA of $1,400. The Saturday Night Live documentary Live from New York made $38,000 over the weekend, for a PSA of $1,150.

The top earners at the US box office for the weekend are as follows:

  1. Jurassic World — $204,600,000
  2. Spy — $16,000,000
  3. San Andreas — $11,010,000
  4. Insidious Chapter 3 — $7,300,000
  5. Pitch Perfect 2 — $6,000,000
  6. Entourage — $4,340,000
  7. Mad Max: Fury Road — $4,130,000
  8. Avengers: Age of Ultron — $3,641,000
  9. Tomorrowland — $3,417,000
  10. Love & Mercy — $1,765,000