It appears Jurassic World won the box office battle against Inside Out. If it was a battle at all. Our post last week summarized this “battle”, but only because people were genuinely concerned that Inside Out would be the first Pixar film to not open at number one. Jurassic World did end up surpassing Inside Out last weekend, but the latter still broke records and scored impressive earnings.
After its initial $34 million, Pete Docter’s major emotion picture became the highest grossing original film (not a franchise film or sequel, Pixar or otherwise) of all time, with more than $90 million. The record was previously held by James Cameron’s Avatar (2009), which opened with $77 million. In Pixar’s books, 2004’s The Incredibles grossed $70.5 million on opening weekend.
As of right now, Inside Out‘s domestic run totals a whopping $184,945,000, with $266,445,000 worldwide. Scott Mendelson of Forbes reports that Inside Out is well on its way to $300 million domestically.
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(Numbers via Box Office Mojo)