Pixar’s brilliant “Inside Out” debuted at number 1 last night, beating “Jurassic World” by $5 million. “Inside Out” took in a huge $34.2 million to “Jurassic”‘s $29 million.
But wow– those are Friday night numbers. That’s the second Friday for “Jurassic,” which now has $640 million in the bank world wide. China alone represents $100 million in the box office.
On the lower end of things, the Brian Wilson Beach Boys movie “Love and Mercy” is dead. They expanded to 792 theaters last night and made less than they did last Friday when they were in 573 locations.
I said it from Day 1– Roadside Attractions is Roadkill. They don’t know how to release a movie. “Love and Mercy” got solid reviews. Everyone who’s seen it has loved it. But Roadkill has no marketing or public relations. Nothing about this release makes any sense. I’ll get into this more tomorrow. But why anyone would sell them a movie now is a mystery to me. “All Is Lost” has become their motto.