‘Jurassic World’ Ticket Sales Outpacing All 2014 Summer Blockbusters

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Jurassic World” will bare some impressive teeth at the box office this weekend.

The action-thriller is expected to debut to $115 million. That would rank as the third biggest bow of the year behind “Furious 7” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Ticket sales for the picture are robust, according to Fandango and MovieTickets.com.

Fandango reports that the latest chapter in the “Jurassic Park” franchise is outselling all major 2014 summer blockbusters — a group that includes “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” — at the same point in those films’ sales cycles. The picture accounts for over 90% of all weekend ticket sales.

MovieTickets.com is also seeing strong interest, with “Jurassic World” topping ticket sales and accounting for 52% of all tickets sold over the past 24 hours.

The Universal Pictures release stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard and was directed by Colin Trevorrow, who previously oversaw the Sundance favorite “Safety Not Guaranteed.”

The film is on track to be the highest-grossing debut in the dinosaur franchise’s history, topping “The Lost World’s” $72 million premiere. It’s also good news for a domestic box office that has struggled of late — ticket sales have lagged behind last year’s numbers for three consecutive weeks. Analysts see “Jurassic World” as a chance to reverse that trend.

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  1. Dunstan says:

    As we’ve seen multiple times with multiple films, there is an audience that seems to never tire of seeing the same movie over and over again. And I’m speaking specifically about almost every comic book film and now, Jurassic World. continues that sorry tradition. Yes, it will make lots of money. But it’s really just a bigger retread of the original. Why would anyone want to see this?

    • Andy says:

      *rolls eyes* me thinks your sad panda post is very womp womp. This is a whole new direction for the series.

  2. John says:

    soo pissed up was gona watch it tomorow like i used to watch all jurassic park movies 1st day 2nd show…just seen the 4dx version of jurassic world is full house :(

  3. Filme HD says:

    i’m hoping to see that this movie will be a great summer blockbuster

  4. C Smith says:

    Remember that translucence amber Jurassic jewel twenty-two years ago that introduced the world to the retrieval of deep-time DNA sequences? That challenged scientists to aggressively enlist a new technology i.e., polymerase chain reaction (PCR), as well as contemporaneous research in their particular paleo-scientific predilections. This enthusiasm elicited discoveries that accommodated a long overdue remediation of evolutionist dogma. Unfortunately, this renaissance was all too soon extinguished by:

  5. James says:

    That picture of Chris Pratt riding a motorcycle with his pet raptors is f-ing idiotic. Please stop using it every time you write a story about box office and Jurassic World.

  6. jake says:

    box office has struggled — GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!

  7. JJ says:

    How is the freaking movie? No reviews anywhere still.

  8. Marcus says:

    It may make more than that.

  9. LOL says:

    America loves Chris Pratt.

    • jedi77 says:

      Something I will never understand…

      • Andy says:

        He’s dreamy… he’s funny… he’s got the acting chops to surprise people.. he’s not hung up on himself or fame.. he’s more down to earth than most big stars… really I just worry that movies like Guardians and Jurassic will taint that and give him a big head.

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