Long Range Forecast: 'Jurassic World'

Featured Stories - on April 17, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff

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Universal will try to revive a wildly-popular franchise when Jurassic World opens this June. This week BoxOffice takes a closer look at the dinosaur flick's commercial prospects.

Jurassic World
(Universal)

PROS:

- Star Chris Pratt is coming off the massive success of Guardians of the Galaxy. Pratt's clout in Hollywood is rising faster than almost any other actor.
- Facebook/Twitter reactions to the trailers are encouraging.
- The 3D version of Jurassic Park earned a solid $45 million domestically back in 2013, which shows that fans are still interested in the property.
- There's enough of a gap between this and Avengers: Age of Ultron

CONS:

- Reboots are tricky. If fans are not happy, that could lead to destructive word of mouth.
- Joss Whedon publicly calling the film's trailer "sexist" stung

Check out our predictions for this film and others in the table below. 

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Cumulative
Jurassic World Jun 12, 2015 Universal
$85,000,000 $233,000,000
Entourage Jun 5, 2015 Warner Bros.
$17,000,000 $42,000,000
Spy (2015) Jun 5, 2015 Fox
$36,000,000 $135,000,000
Insidious: Chapter 3 Jun 5, 2015 Focus
$25,000,000 $55,000,000
Aloha May 29, 2015 Sony / Columbia
$28,000,000 $85,000,000
San Andreas May 29, 2015 Warner Bros. / New Line
$29,000,000 $80,000,000
Poltergeist (2015) May 22, 2015 Fox
$34,000,000 $77,000,000
Tomorrowland May 22, 2015 Disney
$47,000,000 $143,000,000
Pitch Perfect 2 May 15, 2015 Universal
$42,000,000 $120,000,000
Mad Max: Fury Road May 15, 2015 Warner Bros.
$38,000,000 $125,000,000
Hot Pursuit (2015) May 8, 2015 Warner Bros. / New Line
$19,000,000 $58,000,000
Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Disney
$215,000,000 $560,000,000
Little Boy Apr 24, 2015 Open Road
$2,600,000 $7,000,000
The Age of Adaline Apr 24, 2015 Lionsgate
$11,000,000 $32,000,000

 

*4-day weekend

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris and Shawn Robbins contributed to this article.

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