'Jurassic World' stomps rivals at N. American box office
The fourth film in the popular “Jurassic Park” series brought in $30.9 million over the weekend, bringing total earnings to $558 million — making it the fifth highest grossing film of all time, according to Rentrak media analysts.
The film, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, brings viewers back to the tropical island featured in the first installment, released in 1993.
Steven Spielberg — who directed the first two Jurassic films — returns as executive producer for the action adventure about a genetically modified killer dinosaur on the loose.
The movie just inched past its closest competitor, “Inside Out,” which snapped up $30.1 million in second place, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations reported.
The animated flick from Pixar features the voice of Amy Poehler as young Riley, whose emotions of joy, fear, anger, disgust and sadness battle it out internally as she copes with a move to a new city.
In third was action-packed sci-fi fantasy “Terminator Genisys,” which brought in $28.7 million in its debut weekend.
Following in fourth was another debut, “Magic Mike XXL,” a dance-themed drama about a former stripper starring Channing Tatum. It raked in $12 million in theaters over the weekend.
“Ted 2,” the raunchy sequel to Seth MacFarlane’s comedy about a foul-mouthed teddy bear came in fifth in its second week in theaters, bringing in $11 million.
In sixth was “Max” with $7 million, a family-friendly feel good movie about a service dog who worked with US Marines in Afghanistan and is adopted by his handler after he was deemed too traumatized to remain in service.
The CIA comedy “Spy” starring Melissa McCarthy took the seventh spot with $5.5 million.
In eighth was earthquake thriller “San Andreas” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, with $3 million.
“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” about an awkward high schooler whose life is changed when a classmate is diagnosed with cancer, came in at ninth, earning $1.3 million.
Rounding out the top ten was the coming-of-age comedy “Dope” with $1.1 million. -AFP