Friday Box Office: INSIDE OUT Soars with $34 Million; JURASSIC WORLD Eyes Record Weekend

     June 20, 2015

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The gloves are off, and the box office race between a Pixar tearjerker and a dinosaur-filled monster sequel is heating up. Jurassic World surpassed expectations last weekend to nab the opening weekend record with $208.8 million, but the question then turned to, “how will it hold up?” Quite well, it appears. The Avengers currently holds the record for the biggest-ever second weekend performance with $103.05 million, but Jurassic World has its sights set on breaking it as it pulled in $29 million on Friday. It’s going to be close, but early estimates indicate that it could very possibly surpass that $103.05 million benchmark for the weekend, taking away yet another record from the Marvel blockbuster.

But this weekend’s big new release is also exceeding expectations. Riding a wave of critical raves, Inside Out made $34 million on Friday night and is on its way to a massive opening weekend somewhere between $84 and $89 million. The film is in line to score Pixar’s second largest opening weekend ever, behind only Toy Story 3’s $110.3 million. The #2 film is currently Monsters University with $82.4 million, but with an A CinemaScore and a potentially huge Saturday, it looks as though Inside Out will surpass that. A Pixar movie has never not opened at #1, so Inside Out will also set a different sort of record, but nobody predicted Jurassic World would be this big.

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Image via Universal Pictures

Looking at the overall picture, the 2015 box office is positively booming. Between Jurassic World and Inside Out alone, this weekend will be approaching $200 million, and the full Top 10 could hit $225 million. By comparison, that’s about 65% ahead of the same weekend in June 2014.

Elsewhere at the box office, the wonderful action comedy Spy continues to have strong legs with $3 million on Friday, and the Sundance indie Dope had a strong showing with $2.38 million for fourth place. Check out the full Top 5 below, and check back for final estimates tomorrow.


Title Friday Total
1. Inside Out $34,238,000 $34,238,000
2. Jurassic World $29,000,000 $325,212,000
3. Spy $3,075,000 $66,949,000
4. Dope $2,378,000 $2,378,000
5. San Andreas $2,180,000 $126,169,000
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Image via Disney


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