NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The weekend was a roaring success for Universal Pictures' Jurassic World, which held its box office lead for a second weekend.
The record breaking picture grossed $102 million at the U.S box office, only the second ever movie to smash the $100 million mark in its second weekend. Marvel's The Avengers took $103.1 million across its second weekend back in 2012. The monster release secured its place in the record books last weekend opening to $208.8 million dollars domestically and $523.1 million worldwide.
The reboot of the 1990s' Jurassic Park shows that the franchise still has plenty of bite left. The movie is expected to surpass the $1 billion dollar mark worldwide in the next few days. The movie has benefited from its 3-D appeal as a high percentage of viewers opted for the most expensive viewing tickets.
It was a battle of the blockbusters as Disney's (DIS) new release Inside Out beat estimates with its $91.1 million opening. Analysts had expected a $65 million debut. The Pixar movie is one of the few big hits of the summer that has introduced an entirely new story and set of characters. It was Pixar's biggest ever opening weekend for a non sequel. The record was formerly held by The Incredibles, which took $70.5 million.
The animated picture features the voices of a host of comedians including Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader who play little girl Riley's conflicting emotions after she moves to a new city with her family. The movie was aimed at a younger audience but received positive reviews for its fast pace and lively, witty dialogue.
Pixar's last release came back in 2013. Inside Out is the 15th animated movie from Pixar and its second ever movie featuring a female protagonist. Pixar is slated to release The Good Dinosaur in November.