*Updated from June 8, 2015 to include box office totals and additional information for Jurassic World and Inside Out.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Thanks to the public's embrace of scary dinosaurs and overly emotional children on theater screens, sales of movie-based toys may enjoy a blockbuster holiday season.
Universal Pictures' Jurassic World took in $102 million in gross box office receipts domestically this past weekend, bringing its domestic total to $398.2 million since its June 12 release. Internationally, Jurassic World's $106.5 million weekend of receipts brought its total earned overseas since release to $500 million. In China alone, the film has earned about $167.1 million.
The resounding success of the dinosaur thriller may already be spilling over into the toy market, some six months before Christmas. On EBay (EBAY), rows of Jurassic World plastic action figures are listed as having "one left" or a crowd of bidders "watching" the auction, likely readying for a last minute bid at well above retail price.
Jurassic World felt a little competition for eyeballs this past weekend. Disney/Pixar's Inside Out, which depicts the warring emotions of a young girl, was a surprisingly big hit at theaters. The film opened with an estimated $91 million in the U.S, making it the second-highest Pixar opening ever behind only Toy Story 3. Internationally, where Inside Out is having a staggered rollout to theaters, the film raked in $41 million last weekend.
Wal-Mart's website is loaded with Inside Out merchandise, while on EBay, sellers are offering five packs of talking Inside Out dolls for $160. At the Disney Store, one talking doll retails for $19.95.