I finally got to see “Jurassic World” this weekend with my family on Father’s Day and I was pretty surprised to hear we had just gotten the last tickets before it selling out! The next showing which was another two hours later was also fast approaching sellout as well. Two weeks after its initial release date the behemoth monster “Jurassic World” is still quickly filling up theater seats all across the nation!
The Chris Pratt led film, is so much FUN that the movie going public doesn’t even bother to listen to the critics. Families just want to go out and have a good time at the movies once again no matter how many flaws a critic can complain about. “Jurassic World” is that movie. The word of mouth is spreading even more with fans proclaiming this installment of the Jurassic Park franchise as the “go see movie of the year” and the numbers are reflecting that.
With the dino-sized record-breaking earnings of $209 million in its first weekend at the domestic box office, according to Rentrak. Jurassic World: ‘Jurassic Park’ Sequel then went on to earn an estimated $102 million in its 2nd weekend opening at US box office, which is nothing to sneeze at.
Deadline reports the Universal Pictures sequel will officially cross the $1 billion worldwide mark today — this is only the film’s 13th day in release – that is much faster than any other film in history. “Furious 7″ previously held the record, accomplishing the feat in 17 days.
Also this week, “Jurassic World” will surpass its predecessors’ mark. “Jurassic Park’s” lifetime total of $640 million, with combined first-run, reissue and 3D releases. All set to be over-shadowed by the new big alpha in town.
Jurassic World Trailer:
It is estimated that by the end of this day, “Jurassic World” will have passed Disney’s animated “The Lion King” to become the 22nd highest-grossing film in the global box office. Which leaves Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” and Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” clear in its path. The mega-sized enhanced dinos have a lot of chomping to do, since it still has a way to go before it approaches the upper echelons inhabited by Whedon’s “The Avengers,” Cameron’s “Titanic” and “Avatar.”
I wouldn’t count out Jurassic World making a good run for the overall record. I do think it clearly has a chance to set it with the family friendly aspect of the film. Though the death scenes were a bit more gruesome and frequent, there was not the overall fear-factor I felt in the original Jurassic Park. How can you fear them when you actually want to own a raptor by end of the film. Thanks all in part to Chris Pratt and his BADASSNESS!