Jun 30, 2015

    Dinos still rule N. American box office


    THE dinosaurs of Jurassic World stayed atop the cinematic food chain over the weekend, snapping up another US$54.2 million (S$73.2 million) to keep Pixar's Inside Out in second place at the North American box office, estimates showed on Sunday.

    Jurassic World completed its third weekend in United States and Canadian cinemas with an overall haul of US$500 million, shattering US and worldwide records, according to initial figures from Exhibitor Relations.

    The fourth film in the popular Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World returns to the island featured in the first instalment. It follows an experiment to create an especially mean dinosaur and, unsurprisingly, things quickly go awry.

    The film just bested Inside Out, the well-received animated tale depicting the emotions inside the mind of a young girl, which pulled in another US$52.1 million in its second week.

    The movie - which is generating major Oscar buzz - has so far taken in US$185 million in North America.

    Ted 2 - the sequel to Seth MacFarlane's 2012 hugely successful, raunchy comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, about an antisocial slacker teddy bear that comes to life - opened in third place at US$32.9 million.