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This weekend, American moviegoers were still interested in theme park disaster movie fun with the dino-sequel Jurassic World, which grabbed an estimated $30.9M in its fourth weekend. It was a close holdover race for the top spot, but if estimates hold, the mega-hit will spend its fourth straight session at number one.
For the third straight week, the dinosaur juggernaut Jurassic World held the number one spot at the North American and global box office breaking records and speeding to new industry milestones. Domestically, the Universal overachiever grossed an estimated $54.2M this weekend dropping 49% boosting the cume to an eye-popping $500.1M.
Shattering the box office record for the largest global opening in movie history, the much-hyped dino-sequel Jurassic World seized control of multiplexes around the world grossing over half a billion dollars and hitting the number one spot everywhere. In North America, the Universal smash debuted to a stunning $204.6M, according to estimates, for the weekend with 66 international markets contributing another $307.2M since Wednesday making for a gargantuan $511.8M worldwide launch by end of business Sunday.
Melissa McCarthy anchored her first solo number one hit with the action-comedy Spy which topped the North American box office with an opening of an estimated $30M. The Fox release averaged a solid $8,084 from 3,711 locations and was backed by strong reviews from critics.
Dwayne Johnson topped the North American box office with authority as his latest action film San Andreas opened to an estimated $53.2M, a new career high by far as solo anchor of a movie. The Warner Bros. disaster film averaged a strong $14,089 from 3,777 locations and exceeded industry expectations.
This weekend, moviegoers loudly told studios that they were getting their Memorial Day weekend entertainment from other places as the North American box office slumped to unusually low levels during what is typically one of the busiest frames of the year. Five films grossed over $20M each spreading what wealth was there, but overall, moviegoers were unimpressed with what Hollywood was selling this time.
This weekend, multiplexes were packed with audiences as a female-driven comedy (Pitch Perfect 2) and a male-skewing action adventure (Mad Max: Fury Road) -- both from known brands -- joined forces to pump $115M into the North American box office by appealing to different demographic groups and expanding the marketplace.
It didn't match lofty industry expectations, however the super hero jumbo-pack sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron still did colossal business and generated the second biggest opening weekend of all-time with an estimated $187.7M. That was 10% below the record $207.4M of its predecessor The Avengers from this same weekend in 2012, but ahead of every other movie in history as it kicked off another busy summer movie season.
In its fourth and final frame taking pole position, the action juggernaut Furious 7 held onto the top spot vaulting into triple-century territory domestically and joining the elite billion-dollar club overseas. The Universal smash grossed an estimated $18.3M dropping only 37% during a weekend that saw very little competition come its way. Most holdovers in the top ten had small declines. Furious 7 became the first film to spend four straight weeks at number one since 2012's The Hunger Games.
The unstoppable action sequel Furious 7 easily held onto the number one spot in its second lap and also enjoyed a record launch in China putting it on course to become one of the highest-grossing global blockbusters of all-time.
You know when something is expected to happen, just not as much as what actually happens? That's how one would describe the monstrous opening of Furious 7 this weekend. Opening in 4,004 theaters, at least one of which in Queens, NY played the movie 24 hours a day, Furious 7 exploded with a towering $143.5M this weekend, according to estimates. The records are almost too numerous to mention, but here are a few. It was the 9th biggest opening weekend of all-time and the 3rd biggest outside of the summer movie season (behind only the first two Hunger Games films). Internationally it took in an estimated $240.4M which is the 3rd highest international opening behind only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Which makes its worldwide opening of $384M the 4th highest global opening weekend behind Deathly Hallows- Part 2, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and The Avengers. It set new records for the biggest opening in the month of April (destroying the $95M Captain America: The Winter Solider made just last year) and is the biggest opening weekend in the history of Universal Studios.
The DreamWorks Animation offering Home opened to fantastic results shattering expectations to claim the number one spot with an estimated $54M. The PG-rated toon featuring the voices of Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Steve Martin, and Jennifer Lopez averaged a stellar $14,563 from 3,708 locations for Fox which handled the release.
One year after Lionsgate launched one of the few successful young adult franchises the second film in the series, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, reconnected with pretty much the same audience the first one had. Other newcomers imploded on impact with only last weekend's champ Cinderella hitting double digit millions.
Disney magic worked wonders on families around the world as the epic fairy tale film Cinderella opened big at number one with an estimated $70.1M kicking off what should be a lucrative global run throughout the spring season. The PG-rated extravaganza averaged a fantastic $18,219 from 3,845 locations which included 358 IMAX screens.
The robot film Chappie led a crappy North American box office with a number one debut that was nothing to be happy about. The R-rated action pic bowed to an estimated $13.3M from 3,201 locations (including 358 IMAX screens) and averaged a soft $4,155. It was the worst gross for a number one film since Halloween while the top ten slumped to its lowest point since early December.
Proving once again he is no longer the box office magnet from years past, Will Smith attracted lackluster business to the opening weekend for his latest project Focus which was still able to capture the number one spot over a very sluggish moviegoing session. For the first time since Halloween, no film managed to generate $20M in weekend box office.
After a record-breaking opening, Fifty Shades of Grey followed up with an almost record-breaking collapse, but has still generated a tremendous amount of money around the world. Newcomers opened with so-so to poor numbers.
Smashing the all-time opening weekend record for Presidents Day weekend, the hotly anticipated erotic drama Fifty Shades of Grey opened huge collecting an estimated $81.7M over the Friday-to-Sunday portion of the long holiday session. The Universal smash averaged an eye-popping $22,400 from 3,646 theaters by pulling in fans of the best-selling sex-filled novel who had been waiting for the story to be put onto the big screen. The previous record holder for this holiday weekend was the romantic comedy Valentine's Day with $56.3M in 2010.