1. Jurassic World – $54 million [3rd week; $460.5 million total] The dinosaurs still rule the box office as the film has surpassed ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron‘ to become the highest grossing film of the year.
For the third week, ‘Jurassic World’ set another record as the fastest film to reach $500 million in 17 days beating out ‘The Avengers‘ tally of 23 days.
2. Inside Out – $52 million [2nd week; $147.8 million] Pixar’s latest had a light 42 percent decline from opening weekend and once again came thisclose from knocking off ‘Jurassic World.’
Signifying the strength of the studio, ‘Inside Out’ is currently the lowest grossing of the Pixar films even though it will overtake ‘Home‘ ($174.8 million) as the highest earning animated film of 2015 by next week.
3. Ted 2 – $32.9 million [debut week] Box office experts expected the top three films to set history as the first time three films earned at least $50 million.
Audiences definitely weren’t as interested in the latest outing from Seth MacFarlane. The original surprised experts with a $54 million debut, but the combination of bad reviews and better competition proved an unbearable (sorry) challenge.
4. Max – $12.2 million [debut week] The dog movie fared well with families, but ‘Inside Out’ wasn’t gonna get beaten out for the minivan set.
5. Spy – $7.8 million [4th week; $88.3 million] Melissa McCarthy’s comedy is showing surprising resilience despite much higher profile projects battling it out. The film looks to now seem a safe bet to hit the $100 million mark.