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'Inside Out 2' Leads North American Box Office for Third Weekend

‘Inside Out 2’ Leads North American Box Office for Third Weekend
The cast from ‘Inside Out 2’ is seen at the movie’s premiere in Hollywood on June 10, 2024 /GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/Getty Images via AFP/File

“Inside Out 2” retained its number one position at the North American box offices for the third consecutive weekend, according to Exhibitor Relations. Trailing closely was the latest entry in the “Quiet Place” horror series.

The movie earned $57.4 million over the weekend, boosting its total earnings to $469 million since its June 14 release. Despite this success, the overall market continued to face challenges. David A. Gross of Franchise Entertainment Research highlighted that June’s domestic box office revenue was down by 20.8 percent compared to pre-pandemic averages, despite the significant earnings from “Inside Out 2” and “Planet of the Apes.”

This coming-of-age story delves once more into the psyche of a young girl named Riley as she navigates the complexities of starting high school. Emotions like Envy and Anxiety join the familiar voices of Joy and Sadness, played by actors such as Amy Poehler and Phyllis Smith.

Close behind was Paramount’s “A Quiet Place: Day One,” the third installment in the apocalyptic horror series, featuring Lupita Nyong’o. The movie brought in $53.0 million during its debut weekend. Gross commented on the strong opening, even though audience and critic reviews were somewhat lower than the previous installment. He noted that only 13 horror franchises have extended to a fourth film, and this series seems poised to join that list.

Making its debut in third place was “Horizon: An American Saga” from Warner Bros., which earned a modest $11.0 million. This American Western epic, directed by and starring Kevin Costner, is the first in a new series, with a sequel slated for release in August.

The Will Smith action-comedy “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” slipped from second to fourth place, earning $10.3 million. This fourth film in the series is a significant step for Smith’s career comeback following the incident at the 2022 Academy Awards. The box office figures suggest that audiences seem ready to welcome him back.

In fifth place was “Kalki 2898 AD,” a Telugu-language science fiction film, which garnered $5.5 million. Produced by Prathyangira Cinemas, this movie features a star-studded Indian cast and is intended to be the first in an expansive cinematic universe.

Rounding out the top 10 were:

“The Bikeriders” ($3.3 million)

“The Garfield Movie” ($2 million)

“Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” ($1.7 million)

“Kinds of Kindness” ($1.5 million)

“If” ($1.3 million)

Source: Exhibitor Relations, Franchise Entertainment Research, Paramount, Warner Bros., Prathyangira Cinemas.