LOS ANGELES: “Inside Out” delivered the firepower at the five-day holiday weekend box office as it finished in first ahead of “Jurassic World” and new entry “Terminator: Genisys.”
In a tight race, Disney-Pixar’s animated comedy pulled in as estimated $45.3 million in the US over the five days giving it $246.2 million stateside in its third week at 4,158 locations.
“Inside Out,” with Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader voicing the emotions of an 11-year-old girl, is showing impressive staying power at multiplexes.
Universal’s fourth weekend of “Jurassic World” remained a solid draw, three weeks after its record-setting opening.
The dino thriller, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, stomped it way to $43.8 million at 3,737 screens and ranks as the fourth highest domestic grosser of all time with $568.2 million.
For the three days covering Friday through Sunday, “Jurassic World” had the edge on “Inside Out” with $30.9 million to $30.1 million, according to Sunday estimates.
“Terminator: Genisys” followed with $28.7 million for the three days and $44.2 million for the five. The Paramount-Skydance robot actioner is the fifth installment in the series with this iteration starring Emilia Clarke and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
With a hefty $155 million price tag, overseas performance will be crucial. That component provided an upside for Paramount, which saw $74 million from international markets for the weekend led by Russia at $12.5 million, South Korea at $11.1 million and Mexico at $6.6 million.