‘Jurassic World’ Dominating Box Office for $162 Million Weekend

Jurassic World Box Office Soaring to

UPDATE: “Jurassic World” is leaving a major footprint on the domestic box office. According to early estimates, the “Jurassic Park” sequel is on track for $70 million on Friday and a massive opening weekend of $162 million.

If projections hold, “Jurassic World” will see the best June debut of all time, out-muscling “Man of Steel,” which reeled in $116.6 million in 2013. The movie would also see the year’s second-best opening, behind Disney and Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” ($191.3 million).

The fourth installment would be the most successful of the dino franchise. It comes over a decade after “Jurassic Park III” hit theaters and 22 years after Steven Spielberg’s original “Jurassic Park” launched.

The $70 million-plus Friday earnings include $18.5 million from Thursday night showings. The “Jurassic World” previews outpaced “Furious 7” ($15.8 million) as the biggest latenight showing ever for the studio. The monster pic also looks to trample “Furious 7’s” title as Universal’s highest-grossing film.

The tentpole, which carries a whopping $150 million budget, is playing at 13,551 theaters worldwide — the widest Universal release of all time.

The adventure pic is directed by Colin Trevorrow and stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson.

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  1. Andy Mead says:

    Best Jurassic film yet ….I was very impressed!

  2. adele says:

    Jurassic world exceed ny expectations. The movie was really good

  3. TJ says:

    Are they making a 5th one?? Seemed like it when they were emptying out the lab of all the side rase arch and other stuff.

    • Most likely. This movie assumed that the 2nd and 3rd movies never happened. If you haven’t seen it I definitely recommend. It’s fantastic.

    • Harry McNicholas says:

      I am sure that they will TJ. You will not that Dr. Wu took off in the helicopter with bottles of the DNA from all the different dinosaurs. Also, big talk on taking the dinos the military route. Wu is the link in the chain from the first Jurassic movie to this one.

  4. Sandra says:

    Thought Jurassic World was very entertaining and fun. Was it better than the original? No. But they usually never are. This movie was just a blast to watch. Can’t say I was a big fan of Chris Pratt because I’m not too familiar with his work, but I definitely am now. Highly recommend.

  5. Alex says:

    They’re now reporting maybe up to $180 mill. The critics are saying the script is weak but are still giving it good reviews, are they afraid to trash a hit or did they really like?

    • Jared says:

      In my experience, critics have zero problems trashing a hit, so long as they aren’t the only one. I don’t really get the complaint about the ‘script’ because the same critics who dog the script, give it a good review based heavily on the winks to the past and the humorous banter both of which are a function of the script.

      • Harry McNicholas says:

        Think about it. Most critics loved The English Patient. That should tell you something.

  6. Mkay says:

    Let’s not get ahead of ourselves and declare Jurassic World more successful than Furious 7. It doesn’t have its Paul Walker, and it’s basically a monster disaster movie.

    • Alex says:

      With that said, is “Furious 7” just another flick with pretty people and a car chase?

      • Kim Moon says:

        Yeah, its the 7th of the just another flick with pretty people and a car chase. Add them all up and that’s quite a bit of cash for such a basic concept!

  7. gd says:

    thats what i believe 2b the chris pratt effect! :D <3

  8. Julia_Ormond says:

    Try $180M. Good for Universal!

  9. Antonio H. Dujua says:

    This scene was laughable, not humorous — When the Claire character decides to open up the Tyrannosaurus Rex enclosure, luring the female from the original Jurassic Park named Rexy into a fight with the Indominus Rex, there was not even a growl from Rexy. Then Claire leads Rexy like a docile pet to where Indominus Rex was.

  10. gavin says:

    I don’t know why people complain about cgi because that makes films as amazing as they are and why do people keep saying a sequel when it is actually part 4 a sequel is part 2 or the second one not the 4th but I’m going to see it today with my family in IMAX 3d in the UK so should add another $100 to the takings witch I think should be at least a $200 million weekend not the $162 they are saying it’s on course for

  11. IT 2 IT says:

    More theme park rides.

    More franchise slum add ons.

    More –er, too much, CGI to ‘A’–MUSE the “IT–ified’ masses.

  12. Johmbe says:

    Don’t you think those numbers should be adjusted for inflation when comparing to prior releases? I know the studios are blinded by $$$ but getting the attendance #s makes much more sense for gauging popularity & interest.

    • Richard says:

      Many times they will compare the stats for inflation but really that is not an fair comparison either . Times and movie going and the entertainment options are different . Gone With the Wind is still the champ followed not far behind with Star Wars but GWTW had no competition form TV Cable Video Games even the most current movie in the top 10 Titanic was released almost 20 years ago when the options were less. I can watch almost any movie ever released on demand or binge watch excellent cable shows like True Detective, American Horror, Oprhan Black and especially Game of Thrones with its big screen production values … Not to mention many shows my friends recommend I watch but don’t have the time so to get me or anyone out of their house and Plunk down $50 for two tickets and snacks is still a big deal . Yes consider the stats but in context if a movie is breaking records set in the last decade that is still a huge accomplishment.

  13. Elsa says:

    It was great! I haven’t enjoyed a movie this much in ages!

  14. Elaria says:

    Outstanding film and worthy sequel to its predecessors. Seriously can’t begin to describe the spectacle that this film is. Loved the homages to the original Jurassic Park, and the score had me tearing up whenever it played. Go dinosaurs!

  15. Skeeter says:

    Jurassic World was so awesome. A great sequel to Jurassic Park. easily better and much more epic/fun than avengers.

  16. Smokey says:

    Movie is god-awful. Attendance this huge for such an empty product is depressing.

    • Juan Hidalgo says:

      I’m sure there’s some demographic there where people wouldn’t like the film. But it isn’t “god-awful”. It’s just not your taste.

      To those of us who think differently, we feel it is full of heart, brought tears to our eyes, even. It is a beautiful homage and a very capable continuation to the story. Filled with awe and nostalgia, pain and relief, and a strange sense of who the good guys end up being. The last scene in particular brings a nostalgic grin to my face. =)

      • Jacob says:

        No, it was actually bad. The script was poorly written, the acting was stilted, and the editing was all over the place. It was a bad movie. But people usually don’t mind watching a bad movie if it has enough pizzaz and Hollywood knows that.

  17. George Valentin says:

    I saw “Jurassic World” at the IMAX 3D this morning and the theater was very crowded. I enjoyed the movie and it brought back memories of those Saturday afternoon monster movies from the 50’s.

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