Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Tracking Well Behind The Original


Although not the paragon that the original dino-drama directed by Steven Spielberg was, Jurassic World adequately brought prehistoric mayhem into the 21st century, nonetheless, to the tune of $1.6 billion globally, which was good enough for fifth on the all-time global gross chart.

Now, with its world premiere in the bag, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the sequel to the 2015, Colin Trevorrow-directed blockbuster, is eyeing a $130M-$150M debut domestically. While that figure won’t be enough to launch the J.A. Bayona feature into the top ten opening weekends ever, considering that it’s already made $450 million overseas, Universal still has hundreds of millions of reasons to believe in Jurassic World 3.

After all, the studio plans to get the gang back together for a third and final film, one that will presumably be with us on June 11th, 2021. Inevitably, by that point, Isla Nublar’s geneticists will surely have realized that hybrid dinosaurs aren’t a very good idea, right?

Anways, the outlook isn’t all positive for the fifth dino disaster flick in the Jurassic Park franchise heading into the weekend. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fallen Kingdom is tracking well behind the $208.8 million hauled in during the debut of Jurassic World – which is the fourth biggest opening weekend of all-time – with that aforementioned $130-$150 million being the current projection.

That means it’s looking at a decline of 31%-36% when compared to the bow of Jurassic World. Granted, the first flick benefited greatly from a franchise long absent from the big screen, but in a year that’s seen a trio of motion pictures earn rank inside the top ten domestic debuts of all-time – in the form of Incredibles 2 ($180M), Black Panther ($202M) and Avengers: Infinity War ($257M) – the decrease is still a little disappointing.

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