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“Inside Out” pushes Disney past $3 billion at box office for 2015


Update: final weekend box office numbers are in and “Inside Out” actually won the 3-day weekend too. $29.9M to $29.2M. Congrats to Pixar. The bad news, they lose the record for highest grossing film to never reach #1.

While it looks like the dinosaurs won the weekend yet again, the emotions of Pixar looked like the might be able to pull it out, alas they lost by the slimmest of margins. At the weekend domestic box office for Friday through Sunday, “Jurassic World” earned $30.9 million and “Inside Out” was close behind with $30.1 million. “Terminator: Genisys” couldn’t bring out its fan base and came in a disappointing third with $28.7 million.

If you include the Wednesday-through-Sunday holiday numbers, “Inside Out” actually managed to pull out the victory with $45.3 million domestically. So that’s something to be proud out up in Emeryville.

The good news for Disney is that its global box office total has now surpassed $3 billion for 2015, marking the 6th consecutive year it has reached the milestone. The company hit the magic number on June 30th, which is earlier than ever for the Mouse House. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” accounts for $1.4 billion, “Cinderella” conjured $539 million, while “Inside Out” has brought in $363.5 million so far.

Next weekend Pixar will finally have to give way for the little yellow personalities known as Minions. They’ve been owning the box office in every country they’ve opened in so far. There’s no reason to believe that won’t be the case here in the US.