The world’s a stage and everybody is a critic. Shakespeare’s words could not be more relevant than they are today. It seems EVERYONE has to be a critic even when they have not earned a critic status. So no matter how many people will dog and criticize this movie for just being another island dinosaur adventure, the truth of the matter is that Jurassic World should be taken for what it is in the first place. A fun, all-out, exhilarating, Chris Pratt-led summer popcorn movie! This is not supposed to be Shakespeare in the park….this is supposed to be Shakespeare running for his life as three velociraptors are chasing and chopping at his ass in the park!
Jurassic World had a dino-size opening weekend at the box office! Jurassic World went on to exceed even most optimistic expectations. After a monster $82.8 million opening day on Friday, Jurassic World followed it up with another strong $70.8 million Saturday. Jurassic World is now estimated for a $204.6 million opening weekend.
(UPDATE) Final box office tallies now reflect that this weekend’s Jurassic World has indeed unceremoniously dethroned The Avengers as the highest domestic opening weekend grossing film of all. As Jurassic World ate up Joss Whedon’s Marvel Comics epic by earning $209 million during its three-day opening. The Avengers’s US opening weekend only earned $207.4 million when it premiered in 2012.
If estimates hold up, Jurassic World’s $204.6 million opening weekend would give the dinosaur film the second best opening weekend of all time at the domestic box office. Jurassic World’s opening weekend exceeds the opening by demolishing the previous high for a June release (“Man of Steel” reeled in $116.6 million in its 2013 opening weekend). It’s likely to land in the third-largest opening weekend ever spot behind “The Avengers” ($207 million) and “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” ($191 million). If Jurassic World can hold onto the record for best opening weekend of 2015, it will have to be seen with mega-movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens that is most likely to set all sorts of new records in December.
(UPDATE) Jurassic World has come out with a record debut in North America as well as setting a new all-time high globally. The massive hit brought in a record $204.6 million domestically, which sits it second place between The Avengers at a $207.4 million launch and Avengers: Age of Ultron at 191.3 million. But globally is where Jurassic World’s numbers are even more dino-sized. AS the dino-fra chose newest entry now holds the largest weekend global box office in history, and the only film to cross $500 million in doing so.
THR reports the international take at $511.8 million. The number one spot was previously held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 at $483.2 million.
Part of “Jurassic World’s” large haul is the $18.5 million generated by Thursday night showings. The “Jurassic World” previews topped “Furious 7″ ($15.8 million) as the biggest late night showing ever for Universal. The dino tale might even oust “Furious 7” as Universal’s highest-grossing film.
Colin Trevorrow directed “Jurassic World” on a $150 million budget. The film is screening at 13,551 theaters worldwide, making it the widest Universal release ever.
Jurassic World had no trouble establishing itself as the top carnivore over other recent releases. It chomped huge numbers out of Melissa McCarthy’s “Spy,” which has taken a backseat to the dinosaurs after opening to $32 million last weekend. The R-rated comedy still raked in nearly $5 million Friday night, on track for a total of $56 million by weekend’s end. Disaster movie “San Andreas” has also been pounced on, by barely only pulling in $3 million Friday for an OK $112 million since its release.
In Jurassic World, Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure based on the novel “Jurassic Park” by Michael Crichton. The screenplay is by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Trevorrow & Derek Connolly.