Studios have reported weekend actuals, and as seemed possible yesterday, “Inside Out” ended up edging out “Jurassic World” for top spot, reaching number one in its third week. This ends the dinos’ three-week run at the top.
Why? “Inside Out” had a smaller shortfall than the other two tightly bunched of the three. Disney’s guess actually was close — “Inside Out,” at just under $29.8 million, was about 1% below the initial $30.1 million estimate. But “Jurassic” was more than 5% lower: $29.2 million compared to the original $30.9 million. “Terminator: Genisys” dropped 6%, coming in at $27 million rather than the earlier estimated $28.7 million, thus remaining in third place.
Reversing the trend, “Magic Mike XXL” came in an almost unprecedented — and ever more remarkable considering the overall trend — 10% higher than the earlier estimate, grossing $12.9 million rather than $11.6 million. This suggests a possible second wind after steep earlier holiday weekend declines.