Yesterday, we reported that Universal's Jurassic World took the top spot at the box office for the fourth week in a row, earning an estimated $30.9 million, just barely beating out Pixar's Inside Out, which took in $30.1 million. Today, Deadline reports that the actual box office figures have Inside Out pulling away with a narrow victory, earning $29.7 million, barely beating Jurassic World's actual tally of $29.4 million. The actual figures have yet to be confirmed, but this means that Inside Out will not be able to break the obscure record of highest-grossing film never to hit #1 at the box office, held by the 2002 indie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which earned $241.3 million without ever claiming the top spot.
Inside Out has taken in $245.8 million since opening on June 19, which currently ranks as the 7th highest Pixar movie of all time. It will most likely pass Monsters Inc., The Incredibles and Monsters University sometime this week, but it still has a ways to go before passing the studio's top 3 movies, Up ($293 million), Finding Nemo ($339 million) and Toy Story 3 ($415 million). If the animated movie can keep going strong throughout the next few weeks, it should be able to crack Pixar's top three.
Terminator Genisys and Magic Mike XXL still finished in third and fourth places, respectively, but Magic Mike XXL saw an increase from its estimated tally as well. Terminator Genisys took in $26.8 million over the three-day weekend, down from the $28.7 million estimate, while Magic Mike XXL earned $12.8 million in its opening weekend, up slightly from its $11.6 million estimate. With the highly-anticipated Minions opening this Friday, neither Jurassic World nor Inside Out are expected to take the top spot. Are you glad that Inside Out was able to squeak out a victory over Jurassic World?