It’s been three weeks since “Jurassic World” stormed into theaters, and the records just keep coming down. For the third week in a row, “Jurassic World” dominated the box office, bringing in an estimated $54 million and just barely nudging “Inside Out” into second place by about $2 million.
In its third weekend “Jurassic World” become the fastest movie ever to reach $500 million at the domestic box office, and this latest feat is just another trophy to add to the pile.
“Jurassic World” now holds records for the biggest debut weekend ever, biggest opening week ever and the highest 10-day box office total ever. In fact, according to Box Office Mojo, “Jurassic World” now now holds the most all-time box office records in history with 29.
Similar praise goes to Universal Studios which has had two billion-dollar films (Jurassic World and Furious 7) in three months.
And by children of course I mean movie critics.
An "Inside Out" promo commercial says, “Rolling Stone calls it a flat out masterpiece, Forbes says it’s one of the best pictures of the year and Variety raves its the greatest idea Pixar has ever had.”
The great critical reception has also lead to a better than average second weekend. “Inside Out’s” ticket sales only dropped 42% compared to last weekend.
In the R-rated sequel Mark Wahlberg still has great chemistry with his pot-smoking teddy-bear but most would call that a small highlight in a pretty bad movie.
“You saw it in Ted, you’ll see it again in Ted 2, Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane have great chemistry as Ted and John.” YouTube's Jeremy Jahns said.
“The dynamic between Seth MacFarlane and Mark Wahlberg works amazingly.” Kristian Harloff said.
As with many comedy sequels critics say “Ted 2” was awful, especially when compared to the original. But unlike many comedy sequels “Ted 2” is not having a particularly good debut at the box office.
Analysts were tracking “Ted 2” to bring in at least $50 million, and Seth MacFarlane’s latest isn’t pulling anywhere near that.
As for next week, Channing Tatum humps a buzz saw in a tool shed.