‘Jurassic World’: The undefeated king of BO

London: After surpassing a number of records, including highest-grossing opening weekend of all-time, the resurgence of the Jurassic Park – ‘Jurassic World’ – continued its nationwide box-office domination for the third consecutive week.

The fourth flick in the Jurassic series, ‘Jurassic World’ snapped up another victory with $54.5 million placing Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ in second place at the North American box office.

‘Jurassic World’ completed its third weekend in the US and Canadian cinemas with an overall haul of $500 million, shattering US and worldwide records, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations.

Comparison:

The film ‘Inside Out’ is a well-received animated tale depicting the emotions inside the mind of a young girl, which pulled in another $52.3 million in its second week. The movie – which is generating major Oscar buzz – has so far taken in $185 million in North America.

‘Ted 2’, the sequel to Seth MacFarlane’s 2012 hugely successful raunchy comedy, opened in third place at $33.5 million. Another new film, ‘Max’, about a boy who adopts an ex-military dog that had served in Afghanistan, opened in fourth place with $12.2 million, despite scathing reviews and a low 38% critics’ approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Comedy ‘Spy’ grabbed $7.9 million in ticket sales for the fifth spot. The film follows a CIA analyst (Melissa McCarthy) who leaves her desk job to go deep undercover to avenger her former partner (Jude Law).

Earthquake thriller ‘San Andreas’ starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took home $5.4 million for sixth spot. Coming-of-age film ‘Dope’ came in seventh place with $2.8 million.

The prequel and third iteration of the ‘Insidious’ supernatural horror films, ‘Insidious: Chapter 3’ got $2 million in sales for the eighth spot. Dystopian action flick ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, starring Charlize Theron, got $1.8 million in ticket sales for the ninth spot.

Rounding out the top 10 was ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ which pulled in another $1.7 million, bringing its total haul to $452.5 million since its official US release in early May.

About the series:

It has been 14 years since there has been a new ‘Jurassic’ film in theatres, and the combination of cinematic grandeur, nostalgia and awareness helped ‘Jurassic World’ surpass analyst predictions going into the weekend, which had the film on track for a $125 million opening.

Co-produced by Steven Spielberg – who directed the first two of the four films – ‘Jurassic World’ takes us back to the island theme park where scientists first revived T-Rex and Co for paying customers more than two decades ago.

‘Jurassic Park’ was a major worldwide success in 1993, taking more than $1 billion globally. It was followed by ‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’ four years later and ‘Jurassic Park III’ in 2001.

However, the third film got poor reviews and made far less than its predecessors.

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