NORTH AMERICA: 'Jurassic World' Continues to Roar on Monday with $25.34M; Claims Largest Four-Day Start of All-Time with Massive $234.15M
on June 16, 2015
By Daniel Garris
Jurassic World continued its record-breaking pace on Monday with a first place daily take of $25.34 million. The Chris Pratt led 3D blockbuster sequel from Universal and Legendary declined 56 percent from Sunday's performance. Jurassic World registered the third largest unadjusted Monday gross of all-time; behind only 2004's Spider-Man 2 ($27.66 million) and 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ($26.78 million), both of which were aided by a holiday frame. The previous high-mark for a non-holiday Monday gross was the $24.49 million first-Monday take of 2008's The Dark Knight.
Jurassic World has grossed a massive $234.15 million in four days. That represents the largest four-day domestic start of all-time, as it tops the $226.34 million four-day take of previous record holder 2012's Marvel's The Avengers by $7.81 million and 3.5 percent. In comparison, The Avengers fell 67 percent on its first Monday to gross $18.90 million, though obviously Jurassic World is at an advantage in the midweek comparison from opening in June as opposed to May (a factor which in turn makes the film's record breaking opening weekend performance even more impressive than it already is).
Given both strong word of mouth and strong daily percentage holds thus far and no new direct competition for action fans the rest of June, Jurassic World is in tremendous shape to continue to impress in a very big way as it goes forward.
Fox's Spy placed in a distant second on Monday with $1.74 million. The Melissa McCarthy led comedy was down 60 percent from Sunday and down 42 percent from last Monday. While Spy has grossed a respectable $58.29 million in eleven days, the film also continues to perform below its lofty pre-release expectations. Spy is running an underwhelming 22 percent behind the $74.74 million eleven-day take of 2013's Identity Thief and 9 percent ahead of the $53.58 million eleven-day gross of last year's Tammy.
Warner's San Andreas took third place with $1.15 million. The Dwayne Johnson led 3D disaster film fell 63 percent from Sunday and a sharp 57 percent from last Monday. Clearly San Andreas has lost major momentum since Jurassic World entered the marketplace. In the bigger picture San Andreas remains a strong performer as it continues to exceed expectations with an 18-day take of $120.27 million. That places the film 17 percent ahead of the $102.52 million 18-day take of 2013's G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
Focus' Insidious: Chapter 3 claimed fourth with $0.997 million. The third installment of the low-budget horror franchise from Gramercy and Blumhouse Productions was down just 46.5 percent from Sunday and down 54 percent from last Monday. The eleven-day take for Insidious: Chapter 3 stands at $38.38 million. That is on the low end of expectations and places the film a slim 2.5 percent behind the recent $39.38 million eleven-day gross of Fox's Poltergeist.
Pitch Perfect 2 rounded out Monday's top five with $0.724 million. Universal's successful musical comedy sequel starring Anna Kendrick was down 53 percent from Sunday and down only 22.5 percent from last Monday. Pitch Perfect 2 has grossed a very strong $171.84 million in 32 days. On Monday Universal announced that Pitch Perfect 3 is scheduled to be released on July 21, 2017.