Grosses

'Magic Mike XXL' Bests Soft 'Terminator Genisys' on Opening Day WednesdayJuly 02, 2015 06:55 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Warner Bros. reports Magic Mike XXL posted a healthy $9.31 million opening day in first place yesterday, which includes $2.4 million from early shows on Tuesday night. By comparison, that figure is 52 percent off its predecessor's first day back in June 2012 (a Friday), but the modest $15 million production budget voids any cause for alarm at the (mostly expected) drop-off by the sequel. Magic Mike XXL's first day was also 73 percent ahead of Entourage's opening day, 50 percent stronger than fellow July 4 weekend release Tammy's last year, and 19 percent ahead of This Is the End (all three were Wednesday openers). While critics haven't been as thrilled with the sequel (59 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), the film has a modest 75 percent Flixster score and received an encouraging "A-" CinemaScore, according to the studio.

Paramount reports that Terminator Genisys opened to $8.93 million in second place on Wednesday, including Tuesday night's $2.3 million start. Unfortunately, this falls considerably short (more than 33 percent) of the previous film in the franchise, Terminator Salvation, which pulled a $13.4 million opening day on the Thursday before Memorial Day in 2009. Considering more schools are out of session for Genisys' debut, the reboot needed to pull a much stronger launch than this. The first-day take was also just 9 percent stronger than Public Enemies, which released on the same exact Wednesday in 2009 ahead of Independence Day. With critics' reviews in the cellar (25 percent on Rotten Tomatoes) and early word of mouth heading south very fast (a 70 percent Flixster score just one day after release is alarming), the reboot will have to rely on overseas markets going forward as the chances of reaching $100 million domestically by the end of its run appear very slim.

Moving down to third place (for now), Disney/Pixar's Inside Out added $7.5 million yesterday, down just 20 percent from last Wednesday. With $208.34 million in the bank through 13 days of release, the strongly-received animated pic is pacing 37.5 percent ahead of Up and 17 percent behind Toy Story 3.

Jurassic World took in another $5.99 million on Wednesday for a 36.5 percent decline from last week. The mega-blockbuster's domestic tally now stands at $520.36 million, putting it 10 percent ahead of where Marvel's The Avengers was at the same point in release.

Filling out the top five, Ted 2 grossed $3.03 million yesterday, giving it a six-day domestic haul of $44.06 million. The comedy sequel is pacing 45 percent behind its predecessor.

Meanwhile, Max added $1.5 million yesterday, giving it $17.08 million through six days of play. That's a respectable 15 percent stronger performance than last summer's Earth to Echo through the same point.

Please note: grosses for Faith of Our Fathers were not reported in time for publishing.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
199327 (Jul 02 - Jul 04) - 1993$106,189,38552%$110,200,15053%Jurassic Park
200627 (Jul 07 - Jul 09) - 2006$207,387,87053%$218,219,37846%Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
198927 (Jul 07 - Jul 09) - 1989$79,222,44945%$81,888,79045%Lethal Weapon 2
198427 (Jul 06 - Jul 08) - 1984$52,751,19047%$55,441,30442%Ghostbusters (1984)
199627 (Jul 05 - Jul 07) - 1996$119,549,05538%$121,204,54033%Independence Day
200427 (Jul 02 - Jul 04) - 2004$164,547,98133%$179,650,73632%Spider-Man 2
201227 (Jul 06 - Jul 08) - 2012$177,938,20827%$196,288,32825%The Amazing Spider-Man
199127 (Jul 05 - Jul 07) - 1991$83,267,04829%$87,250,27525%Terminator 2: Judgment Day
198827 (Jul 01 - Jul 03) - 1988$54,815,12231%$56,370,40625%Coming to America
199927 (Jul 02 - Jul 04) - 1999$114,718,68817%$123,670,88320%Wild Wild West
200027 (Jul 07 - Jul 09) - 2000$131,658,33515%$145,206,67617%Scary Movie
201327 (Jul 05 - Jul 07) - 2013$219,263,98523%$229,811,21117%Despicable Me 2
200227 (Jul 05 - Jul 07) - 2002$134,228,38417%$153,146,83716%Men in Black II
201027 (Jul 02 - Jul 04) - 2010$179,066,70717%$187,782,76216%The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
200927 (Jul 03 - Jul 05) - 2009$152,622,3162%$162,509,7171%Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
199527 (Jul 07 - Jul 09) - 1995$86,593,4691%$91,271,9380%Apollo 13
198527 (Jul 05 - Jul 07) - 1985$49,941,554-5%$54,403,873-2%Back to the Future
199727 (Jul 04 - Jul 06) - 1997$113,786,510-5%$116,310,942-4%Men in Black
198627 (Jul 04 - Jul 06) - 1986$42,802,455-14%$51,201,532-6%The Karate Kid Part II
200827 (Jul 04 - Jul 06) - 2008$149,923,173-6%$160,177,836-8%Hancock
200127 (Jul 06 - Jul 08) - 2001$114,919,341-13%$132,215,088-9%Cats & Dogs
200327 (Jul 04 - Jul 06) - 2003$123,266,523-8%$136,428,640-11%Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
199827 (Jul 03 - Jul 05) - 1998$98,168,106-14%$103,435,090-11%Armageddon
198727 (Jul 03 - Jul 05) - 1987$41,990,551-2%$45,191,796-12%Dragnet
199027 (Jul 06 - Jul 08) - 1990$64,386,402-19%$69,880,038-15%Die Hard 2: Die Harder
201127 (Jul 08 - Jul 10) - 2011$140,474,359-22%$156,769,101-17%Transformers: Dark of the Moon
199427 (Jul 08 - Jul 10) - 1994$85,646,564-19%$91,448,146-17%Forrest Gump
200527 (Jul 08 - Jul 10) - 2005$135,631,433-18%$148,962,701-17%Fantastic Four (2005)
199227 (Jul 03 - Jul 05) - 1992$69,963,126-16%$72,121,038-17%Batman Returns
200727 (Jul 06 - Jul 08) - 2007$160,066,854-23%$174,031,697-20%Transformers
198327 (Jul 08 - Jul 10) - 1983$35,909,621-33%$39,080,973-33%Return of the Jedi
201427 (Jul 04 - Jul 06) - 2014$115,345,546-47%$132,400,546-42%Transformers: Age of Extinction