‘Jurassic World’ remains top at box office

Universal’s 3D film “Jurassic World” crossed the half-billion dollar mark in ticket sales in NorthAmerica this weekend, and dominated the box office returns for a third straight week.

The Jurassic rerun edged out Disney’s animation film “Inside Out” for the first place spot thisweekend: $54.2 million to $52.1 million, according to the film industry analysis firm Rentrak.

“Jurassic World” is estimated to surpass the $500 million mark on Sunday and has grossed500.1 million dollars in 17 days, becoming the fastest film that has made that in such a shortperiod of time. Its worldwide total is $1.1 billion. The previous record holder, “The Avengers,”pulled it off in 23 days.

Pixar Studios “Inside Out” still kept in the second place with $52.1 million, declining 42.4 percentcompared with the first weekend. It has grossed $184.9 million within ten days.

Seth MacFarlane’s raunchy R-rated comedy “Ted 2″ debuted in third place at 3,442 locations inUnited States and Canada with 33 million dollars in ticket sales. The audience breakdown for”Ted 2” skewed towards male moviegoers (59 percent) and slightly towards moviegoers 25years and older (51 percent). “Ted 2” received a “B+ ” rating from first-night moviegoers onCinemaScore and 47 percent positive rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

Warner Bros’ PTSD dog movie “Max” opened at 2,855 locations with an estimated fourth placetake of $12.2 million. “Max” received a strong “A” rating on CinemaScore and a so-so 38percent approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes.

Rounding out the 10 top movies this weekend in the United States and Canada were “Spy” ($7.8million), “San Andreas” ($5.3 million), “Dope” ($2.8 million), “Insidious Chapter 3” ($2 million), “Mad Max: Fury Road” ($1.7 million) and “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” ($1.6 million).

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