'Jurassic World' 2015: The Fourth Installment in the Jurassic Park Film Series Gets $100M Prediction on Its First Week at the Box Office
Fourteen years, and 'Jurassic World' strikes back.
The hard-hitting monster blockbuster isn't in the theaters yet, but its preselling smashes like dinosaurs on the loose.The film doesn't hit the box office until June 12, but prerelease tracking suggests that an opening weekend of $100M or more could meet Jurassic's eye, Variety reports. This entails an impressive comeback for a franchise that hasn't released a new film for more than a decade.
With these predictions, Deadline reports that it could be an opening as big as 'Man of Steel' from 2013. The Superman film debuted at $116.6M and ended its domestic run at $291M. Tickets have been sold in preselling since May 15, and bars are set high for the largely much-awaited action-packed film.
Expectations are expected for 'Jurassic World,' as its first installment shattered box office records, the second film garnering the third highest grossing film of 1997 title, according to Variety. Astounding as the first two films may have been, the third of the prehistoric theme park franchise didn't quite make the cut as sharp as the previous two. 'Jurassic Park III' only earned $181 million in its whole release duration, making it the lowest grossing in the series.
Marketing has been the key in setting the hype for the upcoming movie. The trailer and movie posters of the film brought noise to the movie, which created more anticipation. Nostalgic hints from the previous Jurassic movies are incorporated, and new dinosaurs are to be looked forward to by fanatics.
According to Forbes, Steven Spielberg, the executive producer of the series since the first film, rocks the powerhouse with Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Treverrow. Aside from the bankable and refutable filmmakers in the business behind the possible largest film this summer, Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt takes the lead role.
Surely, 'Jurassic World' must make figures, as it took a $150 million sum to create the show-stopping film, according to Variety. Will it make the hundred million debut? Find out on theaters this June 12.