NEW YORK (AP) – July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases “Magic Mike XXL” and “Terminator: Genisys” fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers “Jurassic World” and “Inside Out” to top the holiday weekend.
Despite the brawny enticements of Channing Tatum and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the four-week rule of Universal’s dinosaur sensation “Jurassic World” continued with an estimated $30.9 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Pixar’s acclaimed “Inside Out” nearly caught up to the runaway dinos, taking in $30.1 million in its third weekend of release.
The strength of those June hits and the unfortunate timing of July 4th this year coming on a Saturday (rather than stretching out a long weekend) meant the sequels “Terminator: Genisys” and “Magic Mike XXL” both failed to match previous installments.
Paramount’s “Terminator: Genisys,” the fifth film in the series which also marks Schwarzenegger’s…
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