DINOSAUR RUN! JURASSIC WORLD TAKES $18 MIL ON THURSDAY ALONE, ESTIMATES OF $125 MIL FOR WEEKEND MAY BE SURPASSED..
FILM IS IN 4273 STRONG
CAN IT BEAT THE AGE OF ULTRON?
AGE OF ULTRON opened with $195 mil.. JURASSIC WORLD was set for $125 mil.. but with Thursday rock and sock and Friday ticket sales, ULTRON may face competition.. Finalized numbers may near $155 mil for the return of the mighty mean DINOSAUR to the big screen..
People have often said that the box office totals don’t matter.Maybe.. if you like a movie, you like a movie.
But summer movies are judged by the cash influx they have. AGE OF ULTRON is a respected summer hit, even though it may have been one of the dullest movies I have ever seen, it couldn’t even keep my son’s attention, and he’s a major fan of the AVENGERS.
JURASSIC WORLD has garnered some negative reviews, with people saying the horror dino redo is relying too much on CGI and not enough on a story.
That will not matter, however, when the chips are layed out.. it will also not be a bother to anyway who is sitting in a cooled air conditioned movie theater..
I recall back in 1993 when the original JURASSIC PARK came out. I was 13 and young, amazed with what I was seeing on the screen.. the movie changed my view at that time of what movies could be.. I was still on my summer of 89 high and BATMAN and let down by BATMAN RETURNS. But JURASSIC PARK was true epic box office magic.
I sense that despite the misgivings of the AP and other reviewers, that same ‘magic’ will return for countless kids around age 13 this summer. This weekend. This day.
JURASSIC WORLD looks like it’s set for a promising haul of cash. Staying power? Maybe not..
But it’s summer.
Anything can happen..