Streaks and records are made to be broken. Nature finds a way. This summer, it’s found a way even faster.
Despite making nearly a hundred million dollars in its first weekend, the release of ‘Inside Out’ constituted the first box office loss in Pixar’s history, as its $91M in sales were dwarfed by the historic behemoth that is ‘Jurassic World.’
The franchise revival starring Chris Pratt racked up $102M in ticket sales over the weekend, marking only the second time in Hollywood history that a film has pulled greater than $100M for two separate weekends. The sales brought ‘Jurassic World’’s domestic total to $398.2M.
It is a haul awe-inspiring enough to warrant its own John Williams overture.
Per Variety, it has drawn $167.1M from the Chinese box office, and netted $981.3M worldwide, putting it on target to cross the $1B threshold Monday, just thirteen days after its theatrical release. When it does, it will become the fastest film to ever reach the billion dollar mark, out-pacing the record set earlier this year by ‘Fast 7,’ which needed 17 days to cross that finish line.
The second-place finish of ‘Inside Out’ ends Pixar’s perfect run of first-place release weekend finishes, dating all the way back to the very first ‘Toy Story.’ But everything is relative, as the movie’s $91M net marked Pixar’s second biggest weekend ever, coming in behind only ‘Toy Story 3.’ It also drew $41M from foreign markets, although it has not yet been released to all territories.
Remarkably, some entertainment reporters have not yet seen ‘Jurassic World,’ and can only imagine what records are left to be toppled once they do.