Jurassic World Defeats Terminator Genisys with 4th Weekend at #1

Universal Pictures’  Jurassic World was #1 for a fourth weekend in a row over the 4th of July weekend, the second Universal movie of the year to achieve that milestone after Furious 7, which dominated April. It added another $30.9 million this weekend, down 44% from last weekend and with that, it has earned $558 million, surpassing The Dark Knight to become the fourth-highest grossing movie domestically and also only the fourth movie to gross more than $550 million in North America alone. So far, Jurassic World has taken in just under $1.4 billion worldwide (passing Avengers: Age of Ultron) with another $42 million grossed in 66 territories this weekend. 

Paramount Pictures’ Terminator Genisys, reviving Arnold Schwarzenegger’s most popular character and pairing him with Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney and J.K. Simmons, began its run with $8.9 million on Wednesday and another $6.5 million Thursday. On Friday, it pulled ahead of Magic Mike XXL with $10.7 million but fell behind the two returning blockbusters. It ended up settling for third place with $28.7 million just behind Jurassic World and Inside Out with $44.2 million in its first five days.That’s slightly more than the last installment Terminator Salvation grossed in its first three days before going on to earn $125 million domestically.

$10.2 million of Terminator Genisys‘ global earnings, currently at $130 million with $85.5 million grossed overseas, came from its IMAX theaters with $5.5 million grossed in 363 domestic IMAX screens in its first five days.