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Marvel Studios graciously concedes the box office record to Jurassic World

06.16.2015

When a record gets broken, you expect it to be big news. So, when JURASSIC WORLD actually toppled the opening weekend record for MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS, every news outlet was talking about it. So, like any good sport does, Marvel responded. And they did so in the classiest way possible.

Marvel's Kevin Feige, keeping it classy, had a little piece drawn up by Andy Park to pay tribute to JURASSIC WORLD taking the number one spot. Here is what he tweeted.

While Universal and Marvel/Disney are competitors when it comes to business, it is nice to see that they can play nicely when it comes to this kind of news. Plus, it doesn't hurt that Chris Pratt is a key member of the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY franchise. In either case, very nicely done by Marvel.

It remains to be seen how long JURASSIC WORLD will hold onto that record with several high profile films coming over the next couple of years. First up is STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS which I would anticipate to break multiple records when it debuts in December. Until then, JURASSIC WORLD can remain the top ranked opening weekend in history.

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11:54AM on 06/17/2015

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They'll have to give it up to Batman Vs Superman.
They'll have to give it up to Batman Vs Superman.
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12:47PM on 06/17/2015
Not a chance in hell. Batman vs Superman won't even make Avengers 2 opening amounts of money. If you remember, the first Man of Steel film didn't break any records and was critically panned. Also, as time goes on and more news of the film comes out, less hype is generated.
Not a chance in hell. Batman vs Superman won't even make Avengers 2 opening amounts of money. If you remember, the first Man of Steel film didn't break any records and was critically panned. Also, as time goes on and more news of the film comes out, less hype is generated.
3:18PM on 06/17/2015
Yeah, Batman vs Superman won't pull those numbers, I'm sure it'll crack a 100 mill, but its March release is going to hold it back. Jurassic World came out at a perfect time when most schools were out and tried its best to capitalize off the nostalgia of the original.
Yeah, Batman vs Superman won't pull those numbers, I'm sure it'll crack a 100 mill, but its March release is going to hold it back. Jurassic World came out at a perfect time when most schools were out and tried its best to capitalize off the nostalgia of the original.
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5:52AM on 06/17/2015
Cool move on Marvel's part. But at the same time it is sad that a mildly entertaining & mediocre film like Jurassic World is king of the boxoffice. It just means that Hollywood realizes that they can keep lowering standards as long as they keep exploiting the right nostalgic franchise.
Cool move on Marvel's part. But at the same time it is sad that a mildly entertaining & mediocre film like Jurassic World is king of the boxoffice. It just means that Hollywood realizes that they can keep lowering standards as long as they keep exploiting the right nostalgic franchise.
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7:53PM on 06/17/2015
What standards were lowered exactly?
What standards were lowered exactly?
3:09AM on 06/17/2015
Sweet. Now give them back Namor pretty please.
Sweet. Now give them back Namor pretty please.
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1:17AM on 06/17/2015
I like it when they do this type of thing. I remember when Lucas had Star Wars characters falling off the Titanic when it surpassed it at the box office as a congratulations to Cameron. It was an amazing feat, that I am sure no one saw coming. Fun movie.
I like it when they do this type of thing. I remember when Lucas had Star Wars characters falling off the Titanic when it surpassed it at the box office as a congratulations to Cameron. It was an amazing feat, that I am sure no one saw coming. Fun movie.
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10:24PM on 06/16/2015
Certainly more class than anyone on the internet. Seeing this movie tomorrow finally.
Certainly more class than anyone on the internet. Seeing this movie tomorrow finally.
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8:42PM on 06/16/2015
So when should we expect the same gracious congratulations from Whedon?

So when should we expect the same gracious congratulations from Whedon?

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11:38AM on 06/17/2015
Haha, I wonder if he's kicking himself for talking crap....
Haha, I wonder if he's kicking himself for talking crap....
8:37PM on 06/16/2015
Haha, that's a classy and bold move for Kevin Feige. But Jurassic World deserves its huge opening. The movie was great.
Haha, that's a classy and bold move for Kevin Feige. But Jurassic World deserves its huge opening. The movie was great.
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7:45PM on 06/16/2015
That's a very classy move by Marvel and I bet they're even more proud that the main star in Jurassic World is also in their MCU as well.

If anything was going to beat the opening weekend of the original Avengers, I'm glad it was Jurassic World. Film was a fun, intense, exciting, and nostalgic thrill ride the whole way through.
That's a very classy move by Marvel and I bet they're even more proud that the main star in Jurassic World is also in their MCU as well.

If anything was going to beat the opening weekend of the original Avengers, I'm glad it was Jurassic World. Film was a fun, intense, exciting, and nostalgic thrill ride the whole way through.
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5:54PM on 06/16/2015
Cool! Great way to congratulate JW. Loved the movie btw.
"Monster is a relative term. To a canary, a cat is a monster. We're just used to being a cat".
Cool! Great way to congratulate JW. Loved the movie btw.
"Monster is a relative term. To a canary, a cat is a monster. We're just used to being a cat".
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5:26PM on 06/16/2015

Awwww

That's lovely but the real winner is me who gets to see these films with my padawan learner, my 7 year old daughter. I have so much to teach in respect of the films I have seen and so much to re-learn through the eyes of my daughter. Ant-man, Minions, and Inside Out are on the cards and will be enjoyed but my thrill will be the doing the same thing for my daughter when she is 8. What my Dad did for me when I was 8. I just hope that Abrams brings it at Christmas.
I know the movie industry is a
That's lovely but the real winner is me who gets to see these films with my padawan learner, my 7 year old daughter. I have so much to teach in respect of the films I have seen and so much to re-learn through the eyes of my daughter. Ant-man, Minions, and Inside Out are on the cards and will be enjoyed but my thrill will be the doing the same thing for my daughter when she is 8. What my Dad did for me when I was 8. I just hope that Abrams brings it at Christmas.
I know the movie industry is a business but if it ain't entertaining it has no business being there.
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5:14PM on 06/16/2015

Looks like Thor is pointing and saying, "Is that Star Lord?"

Classy of Marvel, but makes me happy to see something else beat out Marvel Studios
Classy of Marvel, but makes me happy to see something else beat out Marvel Studios
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9:24PM on 06/16/2015
Looks like he's confused why a T-Rex can lift the hammer.
Looks like he's confused why a T-Rex can lift the hammer.
4:04AM on 06/17/2015
moonrider got it.
moonrider got it.
6:05AM on 06/17/2015
And Iron Man replies to Thor "No, it's the guy from Parks & Rec".
And Iron Man replies to Thor "No, it's the guy from Parks & Rec".
4:09PM on 06/16/2015

Universal should be thanking Marvel

If it weren't for Pratt blowing up after Guardians of the Galaxy, this record wouldn't have happened.
If it weren't for Pratt blowing up after Guardians of the Galaxy, this record wouldn't have happened.
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5:37PM on 06/16/2015
I don't remember Pratt blowing up between GOTG and JW? lol. Pratt became a household name as he was the talk of the town, thanks to all the fans of GOTG (not me) who said "Star Lord this and Pratt that, he's like Han Solo (please)", talks of him playing the next Indiana Jones (Spielberg caught on and got his name hyped up for JW). His name and character is being built up as the next Harrison Ford of this generation. Don't get me wrong, I like Chris Pratt but I'm not jumping on the bandwagon
I don't remember Pratt blowing up between GOTG and JW? lol. Pratt became a household name as he was the talk of the town, thanks to all the fans of GOTG (not me) who said "Star Lord this and Pratt that, he's like Han Solo (please)", talks of him playing the next Indiana Jones (Spielberg caught on and got his name hyped up for JW). His name and character is being built up as the next Harrison Ford of this generation. Don't get me wrong, I like Chris Pratt but I'm not jumping on the bandwagon until he has a couple more big staring releases.
Jurassic World is hitting theaters at the right time. People are getting tired of non-stop superhero films. People love Jurassic Park and a return to the original island was just what the JP franchise needed. Pratt was a good call on casting for getting some bonus dollars, but the real stars remain the T-Rex and Velociraptors.
The only thanks Marvel should get is for wrecking modern day blockbusters.
5:59PM on 06/16/2015
Maybe, maybe not. Don't forget the movie also got the best opening worldwide, and in some places (my country for example) not much people know who Pratt is, and Guardians wasn't soo big here, like in US.
"Jurassic World is hitting theaters at the right time. People are getting tired of non-stop superhero films. People love Jurassic Park and a return to the original island was just what the JP franchise needed". I think Trav is correct.
Maybe, maybe not. Don't forget the movie also got the best opening worldwide, and in some places (my country for example) not much people know who Pratt is, and Guardians wasn't soo big here, like in US.
"Jurassic World is hitting theaters at the right time. People are getting tired of non-stop superhero films. People love Jurassic Park and a return to the original island was just what the JP franchise needed". I think Trav is correct.
3:55PM on 06/16/2015
Nice. Of course its a win-win for Marvel with Pratt on top there.
Nice. Of course its a win-win for Marvel with Pratt on top there.
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3:28PM on 06/16/2015
Now if only Jurassic World was as good as Avengers 1 was :p
In all honesty, I have no idea how it broke records.
Now if only Jurassic World was as good as Avengers 1 was :p
In all honesty, I have no idea how it broke records.
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3:38PM on 06/16/2015
Dinosaur nostalgia.
Dinosaur nostalgia.
3:39PM on 06/16/2015
it appeals to a wider audience than superheros and was entertaining as fuck. at least that's my reasoning.
it appeals to a wider audience than superheros and was entertaining as fuck. at least that's my reasoning.
6:34PM on 06/16/2015
It would seem that pissing off feminists is a sure recipe for success.
It would seem that pissing off feminists is a sure recipe for success.
9:27PM on 06/16/2015
I think Avengers 1 is a great movie and Jurassic World is also great. Avengers 2 sucks and still made a lot of money, so...
I think Avengers 1 is a great movie and Jurassic World is also great. Avengers 2 sucks and still made a lot of money, so...
9:54PM on 06/16/2015
@Roger Smith..
Avengers 2 was way better than JW! Don't get me wrong, the family and I enjoyed it, but we almost immediately forgot about it after leaving the theater. Where as A2 still lingers and sparks conversations often, even after viewing it over a month ago. JW was exactly like the other 3 films. Simple dumb fun.
@Roger Smith..
Avengers 2 was way better than JW! Don't get me wrong, the family and I enjoyed it, but we almost immediately forgot about it after leaving the theater. Where as A2 still lingers and sparks conversations often, even after viewing it over a month ago. JW was exactly like the other 3 films. Simple dumb fun.
3:03PM on 06/16/2015

Very classy Marvel

Very classy indeed. This just helps build more hype for GOTG 2
Very classy indeed. This just helps build more hype for GOTG 2
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