Ted 2 Can’t Bear The Competition
Ted 2 fared poorly its opening weekend, earning a disappointing $32.9 million, down 39% from the original film’s $54 million opening. Amidst tough competition such as Jurassic World and Inside Out, movie-goers just had better options to spend their hard-earned dollars on. Compounding the issue was a ton of negative reviews from critics and patrons alike. Ted 2 earned a lowly 47% on Rotten Tomatoes Tomato-meter. In comparison, the first film scored 67% there.
This doesn’t mean Ted 2 was necessarily a flop, as the first film exceeded all expectations by becoming one of the top grossing R-rated comedies of all time. At $68 million to produce, Ted has already earned $54.2 million globally despite opening during a very crowded weekend. However the fact that Ted 2 underperformed with its two main competitors being family films doesn’t bode well for the future of this foul-mouthed Teddy Bear franchise.
Jurassic World was once again the big winner topping the Box Office at 54.2 million in its third weekend. The Dino Juggernaut has now earned over 500 million domestically making it the fifth highest grossing film of all time in the US (while it sits at eighth globally) but being the fastest film to hit the 1 billion mark means this film has the legs (and gangly little T Rex arms) to climb much higher over its life-span.
Narrowly missing the top spot is Pixar’s Inside Out which netted $52.1 million in it’s second week, only dropping 42%. It has earned an incredible $184.95m in ten days and is still cruising past every Pixar movie except Toy Story 3 ($226m after ten days). Critically adored (and blessed with Pixar’s charm for remaining strong after the first week) this film should hit 300 million domestically easy.
Max (see the Trailer here), the only other nationwide release, earned an expected $12.2 million to finish fourth. Costing less than $20 million to make, Max follows the relationship between a dog who returns from service in Afghanistan (and suffers PTSD from his handlers death,) and the dead Marine’s younger brother with whom the dog develops a relationship.
Box Office Wrap Up 6/26 – 6/28/2015
1. Jurassic World, $54.2 million.
2. Inside Out, $52.1 million.
3. Ted 2, $32.9 million.
4. Max, $12.2 million.
5. Spy, $7.8 million.
6. San Andreas, $5.3 million.
7. Dope, $2.9 million.
8. Insidious Chapter 3, $2 million.
9. Mad Max: Fury Road, $1.7 million.
10. Avengers: Age of Ultron, $1.6 million.