‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Roars to $15.3 Million on Thursday

Lawrence Kim
June 25, 2018

This one is called Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

SPOILERS for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom down below! Regardless, it's the only movie opening in theaters this weekend, and it's expected to fare quite well, although it has already more than doubled the $170 million budget from its impressive performance overseas. Comparatively, Jurassic World made $18.5 million on its first Thursday night back in 2015 before going on to an at-the-time weekend record high of $208.8 million. The movie has received mixed reviews from critics, with a 52 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, although it has done slightly better with viewers, with a 65 percent audience score on the same platform.

It's been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opened several weeks earlier in a number of worldwide markets, to avoid competing with the World Cup, and it has taken in a whopping $450.1 million in global markets.

Should the $144 million number hold, "Jurassic World" will land at No. 22 on the all-time domestic opening weekend list, displacing "The Twilight Saga: New Moon", which earned $142 million in its opening weekend in 2009. Owen Grady and Claire Dearing make a return trip to the island of Isla Nublar to try to rescue the dinosaurs that are still stranded there before a volcano erupts. The film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B. D. Wong, Jeff Goldblum, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, Isabella Sermon, and Geraldine Chaplin.

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