NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Arnold Schwarnegger and Tatum Channing were no match for the dinosaurs.
Terminator Genisys and Magic Mike XXL, sequels to earlier hits, were disappointments over the holiday weekend, following in the fuzzy footsteps of Ted 2 in its debut the week before.
Schwarzenegger, former body builder turned actor turned governor of California, starred with Emilia Clarke of Game of Thrones in the newest addition to the Terminator series. Viacom's (VIA.B) Paramount Pictures will have to rely on international sales in order to break even on its $155 million investment in Terminator Genisys after the movie grossed just $29 million on its opening weekend.
The newest Magic Mike, starring Tatum, grossed shy of $12 million of the July 4th weekend compared to the $39 million that the original move made on its opening weekend in June 2012.
However, the king of the sequel jungle is Jurassic World, which has been the number one-selling movie in box offices for the fourth week in a row. The latest dinosaur blockbuster is the latest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise that launched in 1993 with the movie adaption of Michael Crichton's novel by the same name. At $558 million since its open, the Universal film is fourth among the all-time top domestic grossing movies, behind The Avengers, Titanic and Avatar.
Coming in second for the weekend was Pixar's Inside Out, which opened on June 19. The newest of the animated Disney pixar films, which has grossed 363 million worldwide to date, follows personifies emotions as the movies protagonists as a girl learns to grapple with her family moving to a new city. Inside Out was Pixar's second-biggest opening weekend for one of its opening weekends behind Toy Story 3, which grossed $110 million at its open.