'Inside Out' celebrates edge over 'Jurassic,' 'Magic Mike,' malfunctioning 'Terminator'

Associated Press

Even with the flashy competition of Terminators and male strippers, the little feelings inside a young girl's head are more of a draw for moviegoers going into the holiday weekend.

Disney and Pixar's "Inside Out" earned a chart-topping $7.7 million on Thursday over "Jurassic World's" $6.9 million. New openers "Terminator Genisys" and "Magic Mike XXL" took the third and fourth spots with $6.5 and $5.7 million, respectively, according to Rentrak's Friday estimates.

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