'Jurassic World' stays first at the US box office

Los Angeles: Universal's 'Jurassic World' retained its first place at the weekend box office in the US and Canada with $102 million, beating out the latest Disney-Pixar animation film 'Inside Out'.

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Jurassic World. Pic/Santa Banta 

'Jurassic World' grossed $102 million this weekend with a 51 percent decline compared with the first weekend, making it the second largest second weekend gross of all-time; behind only the $103 million take of 2012's Marvel's 'The Avengers', Xinhua reported.

'Jurassic World' has grossed $398.2 million in just ten days of release in North America, which represents the largest ten-day start of all time.

It is running 25.2 million and 7 percent ahead of the $373.1 million ten-day take of former record holder 'The Avengers'.

Among ticket sales in North America this weekend, 'Jurassic World' grossed an estimated $11.3 million from IMAX locations, which represented 11.1 percent of the film's overall weekend gross.

It has grossed 42 million to date from IMAX locations while 3D grosses represented 47 percent of the film's overall gross this weekend.

This dinosaur-eat-men sequel was on track to sell $981 million in tickets worldwide over its first eight days of screening, according to ticket tracking and analysis firm Rentrak.

Opening at 3,946 locations, Pixar Studios 'Inside Out' ranked second and brought in an incredible $91 million. It is Pixar's first-ever debut below first place.

All was not lost at Pixar, however, as 'Inside Out' has far outperformed the predicted sales of $60 million in tickets. Its good performance makes it Pixar's second largest opening weekend, behind "Toy Story 3", which made $110.3 million in 2010.

'Inside Out' got an "A" from moviegoers and a 98 percent positive rate from critics.

Fox's 'Spy' was placed in a distant third with an estimated $10.5 million, though it added 383 screens in North America. This Melissa McCarthy-led comedy has grossed $74.4 million through 17 days.

Warner's 'San Andreas' dropped 358 screens and ended up fourth with $8.2 million. It has got over $132.2 million within 24 days of its release.

Comedy film 'Dope' debuted at fifth place with an estimated $6 million this weekend. It received an "A-" rating on CinemaScore and 90 percent approval rate from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

Rounding out the 10 most popular films in the US and Canada were 'Insidious Chapter 3' ($4.1 million), 'Pitch Perfect 2' ($3. million), 'Mad Max: Fury Road' ($2.8 million), 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' ($2.7 million) and 'Tomorrowland' ($2 million).

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