UPDATED JULY 6: Disney/Pixar’s latest release usurped the Universal behemoth over the July Fourth holiday weekend in North America.
Inside Out added $29.8m to reach $245.9m in its third weekend of release and overturn Jurassic World by a slender margin — $530,000 — mirroring the narrow victory that Universal’s adventure inflicted on it the previous weekend.
Jurassic World added $29.2m in its fourth session to stand at $556.5m in North America and overtook Avengers: Age Of Ultron to secure fifth place in the worldwide box office pantheon on $1.385bn.
Paramount-Skydance Productions’ Terminator: Genisys reboot starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke and Jason Clarke ruled the international charts but could only manage third place on $27m, rising to $42.5m over five days.
Studio sources said the budget was $155m and expected international box office to finish on three to four times higher than the North American total. The film is projected to take more than $5.5m from 363 North American Imax screens over five days and stands at $10.2m worldwide.
The three-day portion fell 42.8% against the inflation-adjusted $47.2m May 2009 opening weekend of Terminator Salvation, while the five-day comparison yields a drop of 41.2% factoring in the original’s $72.3m inflation-adjusted result.
Meanwhile Magic Mike XXL starring Channing Tatum opened in fourth place on $12.9m and $27.9m over four days.
The three-day portion fell 67.8% against the inflation-adjusted $40.1m three-day June 2012 debut of the original.
Universal’s Ted 2 at number five added $11.2m for a lacklustre $58.5m after two. By the same stage the 2012 original has reached $119.8m en route to a $218.8m finish.
Two Sundance acquisitions are in the top 10: Fox Searchlight’s Me And Earl And The Dying Girl broke in on number nine in its fourth session and stands at $3.9m, while Dope slipped three places to number 10 and stands at $14.1m after three via Open Road.
Asif Kapadia’s Amy Winehouse documentary Amy parlayed a strong response to the recent Cannes world premiere to open via A24 on a sparkling $222,500 from six screens for a $37,083 average.
Pure Flix opened the faith-based film Faith Of Our Fathers on $438,000 in 344 venues, rising to $627,000 over five days. SPC debuted Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall on $19,881 in three venues.
Overall box office for the top 12 amounted to $128m and fell 26.5% against last weekend and gained 5.8% on the 2014 July Fourth holiday weekend.
This week brings the arrival of Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions, which has already notched up $124.2m internationally. Focus Features releases the Ryan Reynolds sci-fi Self/Less directed by Tarsem, while Warner Bros unleashes New Line horror The Gallows from producer Jason Blum.
Confirmed top 10 North America July 3-5 2015
Film (Dist) / Conf wkd gross / Conf total to date
1 (2) Inside Out (Buena Vista) Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International $29.8m $245.9m
2 (1) Jurassic World (Universal) Universal Pictures International $29.2m $556.5m
3 (-) Terminator: Genisys (Paramount-Skydance) Paramount Pictures International $27m $42.5m
4 (-) Magic Mike XXL (Warner Bros) Warner Bros Pictures International $12.9m $27.9m
5 (3) Ted 2 (Universal-MRC) Universal Pictures International $11.2m $58.5m
6 (4) Max (Warner Bros-MGM) Warner Bros Pictures International-MGM $6.6m $25.4m
7 (5) Spy (Fox) Fox International $5.1m $97.5m
8 (6) San Andreas (Warner Bros) Warner Bros Pictures International $2.8m $147.2m
9 () Me And Earl And The Dying Girl (Fox Searchlight) $1.2m $3.9m
10 (7) Dope (Open Road) Sony Pictures Releasing International $1.1m $14.1m