Jurassic World Set to Break $100 Million in Huge Opening Weekend

Wednesday, 10 June 2015 - 3:22PM
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Wednesday, 10 June 2015 - 3:22PM
Jurassic World Set to Break $100 Million in Huge Opening Weekend
The anticipation for Jurassic World is at an all-time high, and according to Variety, box office analysts are predicting that it will make approximately $125 million in its opening weekend, with Universal projecting a gross of "north of $100 million."

Although it doesn't look like Jurassic World has a real chance of becoming the biggest opening weekend of 2015, as Avengers: Age of Ultron took in a whopping $191,271,109, becoming not only the biggest opening weekend of 2015, but the second biggest opening of all time (after the first Avengers). But still, if these projections come to fruition, Jurassic World will still have achieved a landmark, as it will be only the third film this year to break $100 million its opening weekend. Aside from Age of Ultron, surprise hit Furious 7 made $147,187,040, which is slightly more in the range that could potentially be overtaken by Jurassic World.

According to box office experts, the ultimate gross will depend largely on word-of-mouth: "We're heading into the same territory where we were with 'Avengers,' where things are getting out of control with the numbers," said Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at BoxOffice.com. "It's not a matter of whether or not people are interested. It's how much they like it. Word-of-mouth will dictate how much it explodes."

So potentially, if the fan and critical reaction is positive, then there's a small chance Jurassic World could become the second biggest opening weekend of the year. The reviews have been positive-to-mixed so far, so it's probably more likely that it will be right on target. But fans sometimes diverge from critics significantly, especially when it comes to big franchises, so you never know. And at the very least, it's safe to say at this point that it won't flop like poor Tomorrowland.

Jurassic World comes out in theaters on Friday.
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