Weekend B.O. June 26-28 (The Battle for First Place)
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Weekend B.O. June 26-28 (The Battle for First Place)

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that Seth MacFarlane’s first "Ted" film grossed over half a billion dollars worldwide, the questions was not if there would be a sequel, but when it would be released, and also whether it come close to match the first "Ted’s" opening weekend box office of $54 million, back in June 2012.

Well it

didn’t; but keeping in mind what it was up against, it still did pretty well, all

things considered.

"Ted 2" came in 3rd place with $33 million, which

is a big drop from the first "Ted" movie. However, it’s not at all bad, considering that it was going

up against the two big b.o. juggernauts at the moment, in "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out."

And it was "Jurassic" which was No.1 again, for the third straight week, with $54 million, and

has now hit the half billion dollar mark domestically, and over one billion worldwide. It

just edged out Disney/Pixar’s "Inside out," which came in a very close second with $52 million.

Meanwhile, word of mouth for "Dope" has apparently not been good, as it dropped this weekend some 53%, from

5th place last week, down to 7th. However, I still believe,

as I stated last week, that releasing it at the wrong time, accompanied by an unclear marketing

campaign, is what seriously hurt the film from doing better at the box office.

Next weekend’s numbers should show a boost, because of the July 4th holiday, although is

anyone (I mean anyone?) really interested in seeing yet another "Terminator" movie – a watered down PG-13 one at

that?

After the

first three films, they just should have stopped. The new "Terminator: Genisys" film looks like it could be headed to join "Tomorrowland" as one of the biggest

bombs of the summer. If there has been any public excitement for it at all, I haven’t

noticed; and the advance reviews, so far, have been so-so at best.

And don’t

forget about the sequel to the huge box office sleeper hit, "Magic Mike," "Magic

Mike XXL" (I assume they’re talking about shirt size right?), which could possibly

give all the top films a run for their money. We’ll know next weekend.

1) Jurassic World     Uni.     $54,200,000     Total: $500,100,000    
2) Inside Out     BV     $52,128,000     Total:$184,945,000    
3) Ted 2     Uni.     $33,000,000    
4) Max      WB     $12,210,000    
5) Spy     Fox     $7,800,000     Total:     $88,351,000    
6) San Andreas     WB     $5,275,000     Total: $141,871,000    
7) Dope     ORF     $2,862,000  Total:     $11,776,000    
8) Insidious Chapter 3     Focus     $2,025,000     Total: $49,816,000    
9) Mad Max: Fury Road     WB     $1,735,000         Total: $147,078,000
10) Avengers: Age of Ultron     BV     $1,643,000     Total: $452,428,000    
11) Pitch Perfect 2     Uni.     $1,400,000     Total:     $180,994,000    
12) Love & Mercy     RAtt.     $1,310,000     Total: $9,293,000     

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