Well now, who could have predicted this? Jurassic World shattering all kinds of Box Office records taking in a MIND BLOWING $524 MILLION WORLD WIDE on its opening weekend, THE HIGHEST OPENING WEEKEND OF ALL TIME, HOLY SHIT!!! Not only did its domestic gross out due the previous record held by Marvel’s The Avengers ($204m), Jurassic taking in a total $208m dollars, “Jurassic World had a Friday gross of $64.1m. That gives Jurassic World the biggest Friday/opening day total ever, ahead of Furious 7 ($51.6m), Iron Man 3 ($53.25m), The Avengers 2 ($56.86m), and The Avengers ($62.7m). The film’s $69.7m Saturday is the biggest ever just ahead of The Avengers‘s $69.5m Saturday. The estimated $57.2m Sunday is the best Sunday gross ever, topping The Avengers‘s $57m Sunday. This big break continues Universal Pictures box office success with Furious 7 having officially joined the billion dollar club with a whopping $1.51b and Fifty Shades of Grey earning a massive $569.7 m. I’d bet the studio couldn’t be any happier with the box office results there films have been earning.” –Forbes
Honestly I never would have thought Jurassic World would be the mega hit that it is, while I enjoyed the movie and knew that families and large crowds would go see it, I couldn’t predict this massive turnout, financially that is. This is huge! It also holds true that Chris Pratt (who plays Owen Grady in the film) is on his way to becoming massive box office draw now after his acclaimed performance in Guardians of the Galaxy and The Lego Movie rocketed him to stardom, so his presence in the film must’ve help put butts into seats. Another reason for the success is the smart marketing behind it, as the trailers and TV spots had made this film on nearly everyone’s radar, also the fact that it’s a sequel to one of the most beloved movies in recent cinematic history didn’t hurt it either.
Rounding out the top five this weekend is Melissa McCarthy’s critically acclaimed action comedy Spy at #2 spot, the movie had a drop off of 45% from its opening weekend and ended up with a moderate gross of $16m in it’s second week of release, making it’s total gross amount to just over $56.9m. The movie which was directed by Paul Feig, who will be helming the Ghostbusters reboot, was critically acclaimed and highly successful with audiences in its first weekend of release but couldn’t hold on when Jurassic World came into the picture.
At the #3 spot is the Dwayne Johnson led disaster movie San Andres which opened to an impressive $54.3mil in its opening weekend but has since dropped 57% in its intake and this week grossed $11.1m, making its total domestic gross amount to $119.1m
The horror sequel Insidous Chapter 3 makes the #4 spot, it’s has dropped 68% since it’s initial released which it grossed $22.6m, taking in $7.3m and that adds it’s total gross is a lukewarm $37.3m
Finally barely holding on to the #5 spot is the hard hitting sequel Pitch Perfect 2 which opened with an impressive $69.2m to very lukewarm reviews. The movie is a Universal project (like Jurassic World) so it’s total gross of 119.1m will be welcomed with open arms at the studio. However it has dropped off only 21% since it’s intial release so its weekend intake of $7m isn’t bad.
All in all the clear king of the box office is San Andres (kidding), IT’S JURASSIC WORLD!!! BREAKING AND SHATTERING ALL KINDS OF RECORDS WITH THAT THUNDEROUS ROAR, AND KICK ASS SPECIAL EFFECTS. This is no doubt evidence that Universal will be fast tracking a sequel which I’m betting will hit no later than 2018.
Jurassic World is in theaters and is directed and co-written by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly it stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins and others.