This year’s summer movies have been hit or miss. Even the movies you’d consider “hits,” haven’t exactly been blockbusters. But if anyone can save the legend of the summer blockbuster, its Chris Pratt and some man-eating dino-saurs.
Opening in 4,273 theaters, “Jurassic World” is Universal Pictures’ widest release ever, and since it’s the only major new release this weekend, the question isn’t whether it’ll be number one, but rather just how big its opening will be.
Overseas, “Jurassic World” has already made $24 million. With around $17.3 million coming from China, making it the country’s sixth biggest foreign film debut of all time.
Here at home I think “Jurassic World” should easily bring in $100 million over the three days. However, early box office tracking has “Jurassic World” earning around $125 million this weekend. Should it hit that number, it’ll break the current record for a June premiere: 2013’s “Man of Steel,” which made $116.6 million.
But if dinosaurs aren’t your thing, you can always go see “Mad Max: Fury Road,” because that movie is awesome.