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06.14.2015

Jurassic World is open for BIG business!

Moviegoers have obviously been anticipating the return of the dinosaurs, putting JURASSIC WORLD on top at the box office this weekend with an estimated $204.6 million!

That astonishing figure makes it the second-highest opening ever, nestled between two AVENGERS movies ($207 million for the first and $191 million for AGE OF ULTRON). Its Friday haul of $64.1 million (minus the $18.5 million of Thursday night previews) did set a record for biggest opening day. Not too many predicted this kind of gargantuan opening in last weekend's poll.

Those revived prehistoric creatures also crushed the record for biggest worldwide opening with $511 million, stomping on the $494 million global opening of previous record-holder HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART II.

While the scaly terrors were probably more of an attraction than star Chris Pratt, this kind of success can only be good for his upcoming releases THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 (not to mention his chances of taking over for a certain adventurous archaeologist).

Not that it mattered, but critics were mostly thrilled with the $150 million effort from director Colin Trevorrow (SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED), giving it 70% on Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences were clearly amazed by the spectacle with an 'A' CinemaScore.

All other releases suffered in the shadow of the T. Rex and other genetically crafted beasts. Last weekend's winner SPY shifted to second with $16 million, down 45% from its opening. Considering the massive competition, that's not a bad hold for Melissa McCarthy's R-rated action-comedy, which has a 10-day total of almost $60 million.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's earthquake movie SAN ANDREAS was shaken to third with $11 million as the disaster movie crossed $300 million worldwide. Last week's new fright flick INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 3 slipped a spot to fourth with $7.3 million, a scary 68% plunge from its opening but a $37.3 million 10-day total for the $10 million budgeted supernatural spooker.

PITCH PERFECT 2 continues humming along, actually moving up a position from last weekend to fifth with $6 million and a domestic total of $170.7 million. The Hollywood bros of ENTOURAGE got shoved down to sixth with $4.3 million, a drop of 58% from their opening last week.

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD still has some guzzoline in the tank, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON kept its grasp on eighth place, and Disney's TOMORROWLAND is fading from this reality. The Beach Boys biopic LOVE & MERCY added nearly 100 screens to pop into the Top 10 with $1.7 million.

Outside the chart, Cameron Crowe's ALOHA said its title and the POLTERGEIST remake was returned to the afterlife. The teen cancer drama ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL opened on 15 screens for a $210k total.

Next weekend, Pixar gets emotional with INSIDE OUT and the festival fave drama DOPE takes a shot against the blockbusters.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Jurassic World $204.6 M
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2. Spy $16 M $56.9 M
3. San Andreas $11 M $119.3 M
4. Insidious: Chapter 3 $7.3 M $37.3 M
5. Pitch Perfect 2 $5.9 M $170.6 M
6. Entourage $4.3 M $25.8 M
7. Mad Max: Fury Road $4.1 M $138.6 M
8. Avengers: Age of Ultron $3.6 M $444.7 M
9. Tomorrowland $3.4 M $83.6 M
10. Love & Mercy $1.7 M $4.7 M

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7:41PM on 06/15/2015

Actual: 208.8 Million = New #1 All Time!

The latest report is that the estimate was actually low and the actual numbers puts it at $208.8 million, which moves it ahead of The Avengers' $207.4 million as the new opening weekend box office king! It also apparently had the highest international opening with $315 million, beating Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. [link]

So, can Disney reclaim the crown over Universal with Star Wars: The Force Awakens? I'd think it has a good shot.
The latest report is that the estimate was actually low and the actual numbers puts it at $208.8 million, which moves it ahead of The Avengers' $207.4 million as the new opening weekend box office king! It also apparently had the highest international opening with $315 million, beating Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. [link]

So, can Disney reclaim the crown over Universal with Star Wars: The Force Awakens? I'd think it has a good shot.
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6:48PM on 06/15/2015

Team Choices

If it has to come down to Team Avengers or Team Jurassic, I'm Team Jurassic all the way. Seeing as how the public showed their support for more one over the other, I wonder how Whedon is feeling right now.
If it has to come down to Team Avengers or Team Jurassic, I'm Team Jurassic all the way. Seeing as how the public showed their support for more one over the other, I wonder how Whedon is feeling right now.
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12:33PM on 06/15/2015

I knew my $100 million prediction was low.....

We were in Orlando and tried to see it in IMAX and the showings were sold out on Saturday. Not in the theme parks, but in the regular I-Drive IMAX. So we saw it in a regular theater instead and it was 85% full (we had to sit in the front row to have seats together). I knew it was going to be way bigger than I thought.

Cool movie, glad it did well. Pratt is now officially a major star!
We were in Orlando and tried to see it in IMAX and the showings were sold out on Saturday. Not in the theme parks, but in the regular I-Drive IMAX. So we saw it in a regular theater instead and it was 85% full (we had to sit in the front row to have seats together). I knew it was going to be way bigger than I thought.

Cool movie, glad it did well. Pratt is now officially a major star!
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11:30AM on 06/15/2015
Looks like Universal was being modest.... weekend actuals have this one nearing 209 million, taking down The Avengers as the all time highest domestic opening weekend ever... that is insane considering estimates on wed had this movie doing half that business.
Looks like Universal was being modest.... weekend actuals have this one nearing 209 million, taking down The Avengers as the all time highest domestic opening weekend ever... that is insane considering estimates on wed had this movie doing half that business.
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7:45AM on 06/15/2015

Good for the dinosaurs

San Andreas has just crawled over the 100m mark. Surely that's a bust, especially after being stomped by PP2?
San Andreas has just crawled over the 100m mark. Surely that's a bust, especially after being stomped by PP2?
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12:08PM on 06/15/2015
lmao I cant help but laugh at the Rock who goes around his social media stating his movie is breaking box office records........lol like what? BIGGEST OPENING FOR A DISASTER MOVIE STARRING THE ROCK? lol
lmao I cant help but laugh at the Rock who goes around his social media stating his movie is breaking box office records........lol like what? BIGGEST OPENING FOR A DISASTER MOVIE STARRING THE ROCK? lol
11:33PM on 06/14/2015

SPOILER ALERT by The Soloist below

This guy just doesn't get it.
This guy just doesn't get it.
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1:58AM on 06/15/2015
It's hardly a spoiler you tool
It's hardly a spoiler you tool
8:38AM on 06/15/2015
Being on an entertainment news and commentary website is all the spoiler alert anyone needs.
Being on an entertainment news and commentary website is all the spoiler alert anyone needs.
11:09PM on 06/14/2015
Awesome for Jurassic World, that movie was just pure Summer blockbuster magic. I felt like a kid again when the movie came on. It seems the ridiculous notion that this movie was sexist fell on its face. I am glad the critics hated though, so it is clear that they are pandering hypocrites.
Awesome for Jurassic World, that movie was just pure Summer blockbuster magic. I felt like a kid again when the movie came on. It seems the ridiculous notion that this movie was sexist fell on its face. I am glad the critics hated though, so it is clear that they are pandering hypocrites.
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11:01PM on 06/14/2015
Did NOT expect this kind of opening, wow! Bravo
Did NOT expect this kind of opening, wow! Bravo
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7:41PM on 06/14/2015
Jurassic World opens Huge!!
Jurassic World opens Huge!!
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7:38PM on 06/14/2015

So. Fucking. Happy. Team Jurassic

In a almost unprecedented fashion, nearly everyone I've talked to about seeing JURASSIC WORLD, has expressed a major desire in immediately seeing it again. We all knew it would make money, but this is so wonderful. And I'll take that CinemaScore over a handful of grumpy bloggers that bring down scores on sites like Rotten Tomatoes, any day. It's not a flawless film, but it's good ol' fashion adventure and fun. Here's to the (almost now guaranteed) next installment!
In a almost unprecedented fashion, nearly everyone I've talked to about seeing JURASSIC WORLD, has expressed a major desire in immediately seeing it again. We all knew it would make money, but this is so wonderful. And I'll take that CinemaScore over a handful of grumpy bloggers that bring down scores on sites like Rotten Tomatoes, any day. It's not a flawless film, but it's good ol' fashion adventure and fun. Here's to the (almost now guaranteed) next installment!
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9:28PM on 06/14/2015
I'm pretty much surprised that Jurassic World opens very big - about half of Avengers has been making for weeks. That's huge for opening weekend.
I'm pretty much surprised that Jurassic World opens very big - about half of Avengers has been making for weeks. That's huge for opening weekend.
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6:58PM on 06/14/2015
I knew it would do well, but it exceeded my expectations. I think the film revived everyone's nostalgia for the original film and this franchise as a whole. We really haven't seen a big dinosaur movie in a while, either. And the overall consensus seems to be that people enjoy the film, so at least the success is justified.
I knew it would do well, but it exceeded my expectations. I think the film revived everyone's nostalgia for the original film and this franchise as a whole. We really haven't seen a big dinosaur movie in a while, either. And the overall consensus seems to be that people enjoy the film, so at least the success is justified.
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6:51PM on 06/14/2015

Haters gonna hate

Bottom line people on this site & the internet need to STFU already. Good for Jurassic Park & it nearly broke the opening record, maybe it did once final figures are complete. I admit I had my doubts, but I won't hate on a movie to "look Cool" or criticze others for liking it. People here need to realize the internet community probably represents about 5% or maybe even less of the actual population, so yes a movie about dinosaurs was gonna own the weekend. Looking forward to checking this out
Bottom line people on this site & the internet need to STFU already. Good for Jurassic Park & it nearly broke the opening record, maybe it did once final figures are complete. I admit I had my doubts, but I won't hate on a movie to "look Cool" or criticze others for liking it. People here need to realize the internet community probably represents about 5% or maybe even less of the actual population, so yes a movie about dinosaurs was gonna own the weekend. Looking forward to checking this out later in the week.
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7:41PM on 06/14/2015
Good speech, coach. Perhaps not everyone who actually saw the movie loves it as much you think you will once you get around to seeing it. Thanks for the lecture though.
Good speech, coach. Perhaps not everyone who actually saw the movie loves it as much you think you will once you get around to seeing it. Thanks for the lecture though.
9:41PM on 06/14/2015
^Not everyone who sees any movie loves it but in the three separate theaters I watched this one in I can promise you that the vast majority did.
^Not everyone who sees any movie loves it but in the three separate theaters I watched this one in I can promise you that the vast majority did.
9:53PM on 06/14/2015
agreed Darth Jeff. This guy is acting like the hate or the indifference towards this movie was a personal attack on him
agreed Darth Jeff. This guy is acting like the hate or the indifference towards this movie was a personal attack on him
6:25PM on 06/14/2015
That's a whole lotta cheese. I enjoyed it, but had a lot of problems with the plot and overall logic involved. But hey, maybe the next sequel will make more sense. Then again, who am I kidding? The next "feature dinosaur" will probably know Kung-Fu, have telekinetic powers and speak English (Or Chinese. If I were a soulless money-grubbing Hollywood studio, I would definitely have the next engineerosaur speak Mandarin).
That's a whole lotta cheese. I enjoyed it, but had a lot of problems with the plot and overall logic involved. But hey, maybe the next sequel will make more sense. Then again, who am I kidding? The next "feature dinosaur" will probably know Kung-Fu, have telekinetic powers and speak English (Or Chinese. If I were a soulless money-grubbing Hollywood studio, I would definitely have the next engineerosaur speak Mandarin).
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6:00PM on 06/14/2015
Soon Chris Pratt will have a billion-dollar movie under his belt. Good for him!
Soon Chris Pratt will have a billion-dollar movie under his belt. Good for him!
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5:30PM on 06/14/2015
Box Office: ‘Jurassic World’ Sets Global Record With $511.8 Million Debut

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Box Office: ‘Jurassic World’ Sets Global Record With $511.8 Million Debut

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5:04PM on 06/14/2015
Really excited that Jurassic World just ABSOLUTELY DOMINATED the box office this weekend. Enjoyed the movie immensely and thought it was a non stop fun and action thrill ride the entire way through.

Just felt like a little kid again while watching. Especially when the iconic score filled up the theater in the beginning and especially in the end by the return of an old character. Just a really fun, loud, smart, and satisfying movie in every way. Totally worth the wait.
Really excited that Jurassic World just ABSOLUTELY DOMINATED the box office this weekend. Enjoyed the movie immensely and thought it was a non stop fun and action thrill ride the entire way through.

Just felt like a little kid again while watching. Especially when the iconic score filled up the theater in the beginning and especially in the end by the return of an old character. Just a really fun, loud, smart, and satisfying movie in every way. Totally worth the wait.
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6:51PM on 06/14/2015
you got stocks in Universal? lol
you got stocks in Universal? lol
6:57PM on 06/14/2015
@the_conman...heck I would! Universal is making a killing this year on just 2 movies!
@the_conman...heck I would! Universal is making a killing this year on just 2 movies!
3:08PM on 06/14/2015

We spared no expense

Good for Jurassic World. I was 8 when the first movie came out, and this was like being a kid again. It made more than I expected, and the large numbers are probably due to a mix of nostalgia and that fact that Jurassic World stands out from recent blockbusters, which are usually superheroes, spys, or young-adult/fantasy novel films. I wouldn't even say Jurassic World is the best Jurassic Park sequel, but it was still a heck of a lot of fun.
Good for Jurassic World. I was 8 when the first movie came out, and this was like being a kid again. It made more than I expected, and the large numbers are probably due to a mix of nostalgia and that fact that Jurassic World stands out from recent blockbusters, which are usually superheroes, spys, or young-adult/fantasy novel films. I wouldn't even say Jurassic World is the best Jurassic Park sequel, but it was still a heck of a lot of fun.
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2:50PM on 06/14/2015
I enjoyed Jurassic World immensely. The only other movies coming out making as close to that I would say Terminator and Spectre. Star Wars I can predict to be the all time Top Earner, close to billion in 3 days or less.
I enjoyed Jurassic World immensely. The only other movies coming out making as close to that I would say Terminator and Spectre. Star Wars I can predict to be the all time Top Earner, close to billion in 3 days or less.
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2:32PM on 06/14/2015
It's nice to see something aside MARVEL and F&F destroying the box office. The movie is great, much better than Avengers 2, it deserves the huge numbers.
It's nice to see something aside MARVEL and F&F destroying the box office. The movie is great, much better than Avengers 2, it deserves the huge numbers.
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2:31PM on 06/14/2015

WTF!?

HOW DID THIS EARN SO MUCH!? I know maybe a handful people who thought about seeing it and no people who were dying to see it. The rest was completely indifferent to this. I'm SHOCKED!

Plus, from the friends who actually have seen it, I only heard bad reviews... The critics were barely positive... I'm a huge fan of the original but even I decided to postpone watching this film till later in the week because the trailers didn't look good at all.
HOW DID THIS EARN SO MUCH!? I know maybe a handful people who thought about seeing it and no people who were dying to see it. The rest was completely indifferent to this. I'm SHOCKED!

Plus, from the friends who actually have seen it, I only heard bad reviews... The critics were barely positive... I'm a huge fan of the original but even I decided to postpone watching this film till later in the week because the trailers didn't look good at all.
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5:32PM on 06/14/2015
Yeah, but many of the critics comments were mostly hand wringing over imaginary issues of sexism.
Yeah, but many of the critics comments were mostly hand wringing over imaginary issues of sexism.
6:53PM on 06/14/2015
Yes because your friends are the reason why everyone should not see this movie, gimmie a freaking break, get off your high horse. I can't stand people like you. I bet you are a follower, who if everyone jumps off a cliff, you would be right behind them.
Yes because your friends are the reason why everyone should not see this movie, gimmie a freaking break, get off your high horse. I can't stand people like you. I bet you are a follower, who if everyone jumps off a cliff, you would be right behind them.
11:21PM on 06/14/2015
In all honesty, just go see it. You'll enjoy yourself. This movie isn't flawless, but it's a good time. I can't imagine how someone would not have a good time seeing this film.

You may just have a bunch of overly critically friends who need everything to be a masterpiece. We all got em.
In all honesty, just go see it. You'll enjoy yourself. This movie isn't flawless, but it's a good time. I can't imagine how someone would not have a good time seeing this film.

You may just have a bunch of overly critically friends who need everything to be a masterpiece. We all got em.
7:26PM on 06/15/2015
Wow, defensive much Scorpio77!? Where the fuck have I written anything about the film being bad or that my friends are the reason why everyone shouldn't see this movie? WHERE!?

I was just using my friends' opinions, the critics' opinions and the poor trailers to talk about the general buzz around this movie. It wasn't good. The buzz! Not the quality of the film which is subjective and I can't say anything about thus far. Obviously I haven't seen the movie and I'm not saying anything that it
Wow, defensive much Scorpio77!? Where the fuck have I written anything about the film being bad or that my friends are the reason why everyone shouldn't see this movie? WHERE!?

I was just using my friends' opinions, the critics' opinions and the poor trailers to talk about the general buzz around this movie. It wasn't good. The buzz! Not the quality of the film which is subjective and I can't say anything about thus far. Obviously I haven't seen the movie and I'm not saying anything that it shouldn't be seen or that I won't see it. FUCK, I even said, I'm going to see it later THIS WEEK!!! It's right fucking there in the comment!

I'm shocked that it made so much which doesn't mean I'm angry that it made so much... I really don't give a fuck whenever any movie makes a lot of money. Good for them! I'm just shocked because I would never have expected it making that much. I was even predicting a moderate bomb, like it making 500 million total worldwide, tops. It eclipsed that in one weekend. That's why I'm shocked.

I can't stand people like you, who write nonsense and cannot read other people's comments.
1:28PM on 06/14/2015
I enjoyed the movie quite a bit. I didn't expect the numbers to be that high though. Not bad for Colin Trevorrow. Going from an Indie movie to this!
I enjoyed the movie quite a bit. I didn't expect the numbers to be that high though. Not bad for Colin Trevorrow. Going from an Indie movie to this!
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1:17PM on 06/14/2015

Well Ill be the first to say

I totally underestimated this movie. I am pretty sure we ALL did. Even Soloist who was at the most optimistic had it at like 115$ i think. Mind you these are the estimated numbers. If it can squeeze out 3 million more once its all talied up...it CAN beat Avengers. Totally unexpected
I totally underestimated this movie. I am pretty sure we ALL did. Even Soloist who was at the most optimistic had it at like 115$ i think. Mind you these are the estimated numbers. If it can squeeze out 3 million more once its all talied up...it CAN beat Avengers. Totally unexpected
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6:58PM on 06/14/2015
How does that crow taste?
How does that crow taste?
9:51PM on 06/14/2015
Same as the crow you're eating PAL. Mr I didn't see it but I know its the best movie in the world. Calm your tits pal. I love Jurassic Park and I enjoyed this movie. I didn't think it would make 200+ million opening day. And if you did too, you are full of shit. So get off your high horse and go see the movie.
Same as the crow you're eating PAL. Mr I didn't see it but I know its the best movie in the world. Calm your tits pal. I love Jurassic Park and I enjoyed this movie. I didn't think it would make 200+ million opening day. And if you did too, you are full of shit. So get off your high horse and go see the movie.
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