One movie is looking to stomp all over the competition, and should really no trouble doing so. How much will this blast from the past bring in? Here’s our prediction:
Who doesn’t love the first Jurassic Park? If there’s someone out there who raised their hand, I don’t want to meet them. The 1993 Steven Spielberg film is the definition of a classic, as it was both an event film and an epic execution of the then burgeoning world of CGI. The subsequent sequels were lacking in my mind (and in the minds of many others, as well), but they all made serious coin, which makes revisiting the franchise a no-brainer. Having seen the latest film earlier this week, I can tell you that Jurassic World gives you your summer blockbuster’s money’s worth – just don’t think about it too much. There’s definitely hype and anticipation surrounding the film, especially thanks to Chris Pratt’s newfound star power, and I’m pretty sure audiences are going to swarm to theatres this weekend. Please, though, be aware – this is not a kids movie. There are some gruesome (and one could argue gratuitous) kills throughout the running time – this is definitely not our Jurassic Park. Look for a first place showing for Jurassic World with a mammoth $135 million.
As for the rest of the top five, Spy will drop to second place with $15 million. San Andreas will be close behind in third with $13.5 million. Insidious: Chapter 3 will hit fourth place with $7 million, while Pitch Perfect 2 will close things out in fifth place with $5.5 million.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) Jurassic World – $135 million
2) Spy – $15 million
3) San Andreas – $13.5 million
4) Insidious: Chapter 3 – $7 million
5) Pitch Perfect 2 – $5.5 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!