‘Inside Out 2’ Holds Top Spot At Movies

Hello everyone! What a wild weekend at the box office! We’ve got record-breaking hits, surprising flops, and everything in between. Let’s dive into the latest box office drama, starting with the standout performances and a few unexpected twists.

First off, let’s talk about the major players. Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” continues to dominate, raking in an estimated $57.4 million in its third weekend. This incredible performance has pushed its global earnings past the $1 billion mark, a feat achieved in just 19 days.

Michael O’Leary, president of the National Association of Theatre Owners, summed it up perfectly, saying, “The film’s stunning global success once again illustrates that audiences the world over will respond to compelling, entertaining movies, and that they want to enjoy them on the big screen.”

But there’s another story worth noting—Paramount’s “A Quiet Place: Day One.” The action-horror prequel starring Lupita Nyong’o and Joseph Quinn opened to an impressive $53 million. This franchise expansion, directed by Michael Sarnoski, has exceeded expectations, beating out both previous installments in the series. It seems that fans can’t get enough of the “A Quiet Place” universe. Chris Aronson, Paramount’s head of domestic distribution, mentioned, “We listened to the fans who wanted to expand the universe.”

However, not all releases fared as well. Kevin Costner’s “Horizon: An American Saga—Chapter 1” opened to a modest $11 million. Despite its high stakes and Costner’s personal investment—he financed the $100 million project himself—the Western epic struggled to draw crowds. Reviews have been mixed, and with a B- CinemaScore, the road ahead looks challenging. Paul Dergarabedian of Comscore remarked, “The western genre is one of those that is very specific. It’s going to be about the long game.”

The box office list shows a fascinating mix of genres and preferences. “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” continues to hold strong, while the Telugu sci-fi film “Kalki 2898 AD” and the Punjabi language “Jatt & Juliet 3” made notable entries in the top 10. This diversity highlights that audiences are looking for a range of experiences, even if they lean towards familiar franchises during the summer.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore, show a clear preference for big names and known franchises:

1. “Inside Out 2” – $57.4 million.
2. “A Quiet Place: Day One” – $53 million.
3. “Horizon: An American Saga—Chapter 1” – $11 million.
4. “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” – $10.3 million.
5. “Kalki 2898 AD” – $5.4 million.
6. “The Bikeriders” – $3.3 million.
7. “The Garfield Movie” – $2 million.
8. “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” – $168.1 million.
9. “Jatt & Juliet 3” – $1.5 million.
10. “Kinds of Kindness” – $1.5 million.

With such a variety of films making waves, it’s clear that there’s something for everyone at the multiplex. As Dergarabedian put it, “If you can’t find something that appeals to you at the multiplex right now, you’re not looking hard enough.”

Stay tuned as we see how these films perform in the coming weeks, and what new surprises the box office will bring. Until then, enjoy the movies!



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