‘Jurassic World’ stomps on ‘Ted 2’ at weekend box office
LOS ANGELES – A foul-mouthed Teddy bear is no match for a pack of dinosaurs.
Seth MacFarlane’s Ted 2 opened far under expectations with $32.9 million, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday, ceding the top two spots to holdovers Jurassic World and Inside Out.
While $32.9 million is a solid opening for an adult comedy, bigger things were expected from Ted 2, which cost a reported $68 million to produce.
The sequel was expected to earn somewhere in the $50 million range going into its debut weekend, thanks to the record-setting precedent of the first film, which earned $54.4 million in 2012.
Jurassic World narrowly held the top spot for the third weekend in a row with a mighty $54.2 million, pushing it past the $500 million mark domestically — only the fifth film to do so in history.
Inside Out, meanwhile, finished at a close No. 2, earning $52.1 million — only a 42 per cent drop from its first weekend in theatres.
Max, the other new opener, brought in a modest but expected $12.2 million to finish fourth. The movie is about a PTSD-afflicted military dog who goes to live with his handler’s family.
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The rest of the Top 10 consists of Spy, San Andreas, Dope, Insidious Chapter 3, Mad Max: Fury Road and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
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