Jurassic World and Inside Out top huge weekend at US box office
22 June 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Both Inside Out and Jurassic World set records at the box office
US cinema-goers flocked to the big screen this weekend, as Jurassic World and Pixar’s Inside Out battled for box office supremacy.
Jurassic World roared into the lead with $102m (£64m), making it only the second film after The Avengers to make $100m (£63m) in two separate weekends.
Pixar’s animation, which unfolds largely inside the mind of a young girl, came second with $91m (£57m).
It is the biggest opening weekend for a non-sequel in box office history.
The record was previously held by Avatar, which took $77m (£48m) when it debuted in 2009.
However, Inside Out’s second place opening breaks Pixar’s perfect run at the top of the charts. Starting with 1995’s Toy Story, all 14 of the studio’s previous films had opened at number one.
“Inside Out would have been number one in any other weekend,” said Phil Contrino, vice president of BoxOffice.com. “At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter. Being number one is overrated.”
Disney – which owns the Pixar studio – noted that Frozen had also debuted at number two, before going on to become Disney’s biggest-ever animated release with a global haul of nearly $1.3bn (£817m).
Inside Out stars the likes of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling as the emotions inside a young girl’s head
Source:: BBC Entertainment