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JURASSIC WORLD Made Over $500 Million This Weekend

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Suck it, Avengers! Jurassic World (which I'm calling Jurassic Park 4 because that's really what it is) which opened on midnight, this past Friday has already earned an estimated $557 million dollars worldwide setting an all-time record for a film opening in June. Then again, the average movie ticket price these days does cost around $15-16 dollars so I'm certain that factors into it. Hey, here's a tip of mine on what do you do when you're on a movie date with a girl and you pay over $30 for tickets but then can't afford snacks: you do what the cheap-O's do and you stop at the drugstore on the way to the theater and buy a couple of $0.80 chocolate bars and also smuggle in a couple cans of Pepsi inside the pocket of your leather jacket. Wait, is that wrong? Yeah, you're right. That is wrong. I meant smuggle in a few cans of Diet Pepsi. Yeah. There we go.

Suck it, Avengers! Jurassic World (which I'm calling Jurassic Park 4 because that's really what it is) which opened on midnight, this past Friday has already earned an estimated $557 million dollars worldwide setting an all-time record for a film opening in June. Then again, the average movie ticket price these days does cost around $15-16 dollars so I'm certain that factors into it. Hey, here's a tip of mine on what do you do when you're on a movie date with a girl and you pay over $30 for tickets but then can't afford snacks: you do what the cheap-O's do and you stop at the drugstore on the way to the theater and buy a couple of $0.80 chocolate bars and also smuggle in a couple cans of Pepsi inside the pocket of your leather jacket. Wait, is that wrong? Yeah, you're right. That is wrong. I meant smuggle in a few cans of Diet Pepsi. Yeah. There we go.

From Deadline: Universal’s Jurassic World may post the biggest opening ever at the domestic B.O. with an estimated FSS of $208M-$210M, which would overtake previous champ Disney’s Marvel The Avengers — that film has held the title for the last three years with $207.4M. Industry estimates, as of this evening, peg JW‘s Sunday at $55M-$57M which would rep a 19-21% decline from Saturday’s $70M. JW is Universal’s widest release ever at 4,274.

That's great news for Universal and really great news for Steven Spielberg who as executive-producer of Jurassic World, gets a major piece of this movie's take. Remember in 1993 when the very first Jurassic Park movie only made $47 million on it's opening weekend. Boy, I'll bet the guy who directed that movie feels like a real big loser now. I would hate to be him today.

Jurassic World has been called the best JP movie since the 1993 original even though Michael Giacchino was chosen to score the movie instead of John Williams. I believe if Williams had been chosen, this movie would have made even more money. I also firmly believe the movie would have made more money If it featured a scene of a really hot girl bouncing up and down on an exercise ball.

Hopefully we''ll see this in Jurassic Park 5: Jurassic Fitness Center.

Image Courtesy Universal Pictures

 

 

 

 

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