Box Office, Jurassic & Inside Out Continue to Dominate

Two new movies arrived over the holiday weekend, but neither was able to budge the reigning Top 2. Jurassic World and it’s $30.9 million, just narrowly beat Inside Out, which took in $30.1 million, for the #1 spot over the weekend. Universal’s Dino-disaster flick crossed the $550 million mark at the domestic box office, which is the fastest (24 days) that any movie has achieved that feat.

Speaking of the two new movies, Terminator: Genisys debuted with a disappointing $28.7 million and the #3 spot on the list. I’m not surprised that this movie had such a poor opening. It just doesn’t look very good. Judging by the trailers, the movie has a complicated and redundant plot, designed to make Arnold Swarzenegger the hero of the movie, rather than villain. The weekend was kinder to Magic Mike XXL. Although the movie opened in 4th with $11.6 million, the reported budget was $14.8 million. When you take into account Mike’s early screenings, which raise it’s cumulative to $26,656,000, the movie has almost doubled the original budget.

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STAR WARS REBELS: SEASON ONE Coming to Blu-ray & DVD

The complete first season of Star Wars: Rebels is set to arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on September 1. That date is a few days ahead of the September 4, Force Friday, when Hasbro’s toys for the new movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, arrive in stores.

The Rebels home video will include 15 episodes plus never-before-seen bonus material, and interviews with the cast and crew. The bonus features on both Blu-ray and DVD bonus features include:

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Todd McFarlane to Unveil New Construction Sets at Comic-Con

Todd McFarlane and McFarlane Toys will be at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) next month, where they will reveal new construction set lines. Additionally, the toy company and it’s namesake will have giveaways and autograph sessions with Todd at the McFarlane Toys’ booth (#2729). Giveaways include Blind Bags from McFarlan’s already successful, AMC’s The Walking Dead construction set line.

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Box Office, Ted & Max no Match for Indominus Rex

Jurassic World held onto the #1 spot at the box office for a third weekend in a row. Two new movies, Ted 2 and Max, opened, but neither came close to Jurassic’s $54.2 million weekend haul. The only movie that posed a threat to Jurassic was Disney’s Inside Out, which took in $52.1 million in it’s second weekend.

I loved the first Ted movie, but the sequel looks pretty bad so it’s not surprising that it did way worse than studio estimates ($45M – $50M). With Terminator: Genisys and Magic Mike XXL opening this week, Ted 2 will probably slide down the box office list fairly quickly.

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Box Office, Jurassic World Devours Box Office, Sets Global Record

Everyone expected that Jurassic World would have a hug opening weekend, but the movie ended up doing double what Universal estimated. With it’s opening weekend haul of $204.6 million (domestic), World had the second biggest opening ever, behind the first Avengers movie. The movie’s global cumalitive was $511.8 million, which is the highest global opening ever and the first movie to ever earn more than $500 million in a single weekend. World has been getting good reviews, and great word-of-mouth, which means that it should continue to do well over the next few weeks.

I’m in CA for E3 and decided at the last minute to try to see Jurassic World over the weekend. It was completely sold out, so I ended up seeing, and loving. Mad Max: Fury Road. That movie is still in the Top 10 (7th this weekend) and has now grossed $138.6 million in the US.

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