Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor's interest, which backfires horribly.
Just one day after Jurassic World became the third highest-grossing movie of all time at the worldwide box office, Universal Pictures has officially announced that Jurassic World 2 is happening. Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are set to reprise their roles as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing in the sequel. Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow is returning to co-write the script with Derek Connolly, but Variety's report doesn't mention if he is directing the follow-up as well.
The news of Chris Pratt returning isn't particularly surprising, since the actor revealed last month that his contract has him locked in for more sequels. Colin Trevorrow stated in a May interview that he would still like to be involved in Jurassic World 2, but not as a director, so it's possible that Universal Pictures are currently searching for a new filmmaker to take the helm, as he writes the script with Derek Connolly. Colin Trevorrow is also on board as an executive producer, alongside Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg and producer Frank Marshall.Read More
Last night's box office figures put Universal's blockbuster Jurassic World at $1.522 billion, making it the third highest grossing film of all time at the global box office. According to Deadline, the dinosaur adventure surpassed Marvel's The Avengers, which earned $1.52 billion during its 2012 theatrical run. Jurassic World has a lot of work to do if it plans on catching the top two films, James Cameron's Titanic ($2.16 billion worldwide) and Avatar ($2.78 billion).
On the domestic side, Jurassic World is still in fourth place with $614.3 million, just behind Marvel's The Avengers's domestic take of $623.3 million. Titanic and Avatar also hold the top two spots at the domestic box office as well, with $658.6 million and $760.5 million, respectively. Jurassic World should be able to surpass Marvel's The Avengers for the third-highest domestic gross, but whether or not it will have the longevity to challenge Titanic or Avatar remains to be seen.Read More
Yesterday, we reported that Universal's Jurassic World took the top spot at the box office for the fourth week in a row, earning an estimated $30.9 million, just barely beating out Pixar's Inside Out, which took in $30.1 million. Today, Deadline reports that the actual box office figures have Inside Out pulling away with a narrow victory, earning $29.7 million, barely beating Jurassic World's actual tally of $29.4 million. The actual figures have yet to be confirmed, but this means that Inside Out will not be able to break the obscure record of highest-grossing film never to hit #1 at the box office, held by the 2002 indie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which earned $241.3 million without ever claiming the top spot.
Inside Out has taken in $245.8 million since opening on June 19, which currently ranks as the 7th highest Pixar movie of all time. It will most likely pass Monsters Inc., The Incredibles and Monsters University sometime this week, but it still has a ways to go before passing the studio's top 3 movies, Up ($293 million), Finding Nemo ($339 million) and Toy Story 3 ($415 million). If the animated movie can keep going strong throughout the next few weeks, it should be able to crack Pixar's top three.Read More
For the fourth weekend in a row, Universal's box office juggernaut Jurassic World has taken the top spot at the box office with an estimated $30.9 million. Jurassic World has currently taken in $558.1 million domestically and $826.9 million internationally for a global take of $1.3 billion after just four weeks in theaters. The movie is currently the fourth highest-grossing movie of all time domestically, behind Marvel's The Avengers' $623.3 million, and fifth highest-grossing movie globally, behind Furious 7's $1.5 billion take.
Inside Out finished in second place for the third weekend in a row, taking in $30.1 million. The Pixar movie has taken in $246.1 million domestically and $363.4 million worldwide in its three weeks in release. Coming in third place is the new release Terminator Genisys, which took in $28.7 million over the three-day weekend, and $44.7 million since its release on Wednesday, July 1. The movie suffered from a rash of negative movie reviews, amassing just a 27% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and Terminator Genisys actually opened lower than Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator Salvation.Read More
After breaking Marvel's The Avengers' biggest opening weekend box office record, Jurassic World has set another record, crossing the $1 billion worldwide milestone in just 13 days, the fastest in history. This mark shatters the previous box office record held by another Universal movie, Furious 7, which passed $1 billion globally in just 17 days. The dinosaur movie has currently earned $402.8 million domestically and $584.4 million internationally for a global haul of $987.2 million, with the movie set to cross $1 billion later today, according to Deadline.
Jurassic World also broke the record for highest second weekend in history with $106.6 million, up from an estimated $102 million reported on Sunday. It has also set records for the fastest movie to reach $400 million domestically, hitting the mark in 10 days, breaking Marvel's The Avengers' record of 14 days, and fastest to $500 million internationally at 11 days, which it crossed on Saturday. Later this week, it will also surpass the original Jurassic Park's $640 million international tally, which includes the first run and re-issues, including the 2012 3D re-release.Read More