erik lundegaard

'Jurassic World' Rules World

I liked the first “Jurassic Park” well enough but not enough to see the sequels, and of this year's potential summer blockbusters this was the one I cared least about. Trailers didn't help. What do you do after all the “Jaws” movies? You make the shark super-smart as in “Deep Blue Sea.” What do you do after all the dinosaur-park movies? You make the new dino super-smart. As here.

Anyway, it appears I'm alone in this sentiment. Early reports indicate “Jurassic World,” starring Chris Pratt and Ron Howard's daughter, will pull in $162 million in the U.S. this weekend, which would be the fifth-best opening of all time, unadjusted for inflation, behind the two Avengers flicks, the third “Iron Man,” and the last “Harry Potter.”

The movie also opened well abroad on Wednesday, pulling in $16 mil in a single day in China.

Anyone see it?

For summer slop, beats Transformers anyway.

Jurassic World

Pratt can't hold 'em back.

Posted at 06:58 AM on Sat. Jun 13, 2015 in category Movies - Box Office  
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