Weekend Forecast: 'Jurassic World'

Featured Stories - on June 10, 2015 by BoxOffice Staff

jurassicworld.pngThe long-anticipated fourth chapter in the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World, finally opens in theaters this weekend. How big will it be?

Jurassic World

PROS:

- Bagging last year's breakout star in Chris Pratt is a major advantage for a franchise going into its fourth film.
- The 14-year break between sequels should be enough to prevent fatigue, and instead increase interest by way of appealing to multiple generations of audiences.
- Social media metrics are through the roof with the pic tracking in line with Furious 7 on Flixster, only behind Avengers: Age of Ultron on Twitter among this year's releases, and nearing an impressive 6.5 million fans on Facebook.
- Universal's marketing campaign has been phenomenally saturated in recent weeks. Awareness is sky high, and interest seems to be following.

CONS:

- Aside from all its advantages, this film still has to convince older fans to show up after the disappointment of the previous two sequels.
- Early reviews are mostly positive, although very polarizing between the "love it" and "hate it" camps.
- The key to a big opening will be getting young moviegoers and families with children to turn out for a decidedly gore-filled action/adventure flick. We think they will.

Top 10 Forecast

For the weekend, BoxOffice projects the top ten films will accumulate $186.7 million. That would represent a 5 percent improvement from the same frame last year when 22 Jump Street ($57.1 million) and How to Train Your Dragon 2 ($49.5 million) led the charge in their debuts and helped the market total $177.3 million.

Check out our complete forecast in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Weekend Domestic Total through Sunday, June 14
Jurassic World Jun 12, 2015 Universal
$130,000,000 $130,000,000
Spy (2015) Jun 5, 2015 Fox
$16,000,000 $57,500,000
San Andreas May 29, 2015 Warner Bros. / New Line
$13,000,000 $121,600,000
Insidious: Chapter 3 Jun 5, 2015 Focus / Gramercy
$7,000,000 $37,100,000
Mad Max: Fury Road May 15, 2015 Warner Bros.
$4,200,000 $138,700,000
Pitch Perfect 2 May 15, 2015 Universal
$4,100,000 $168,800,000
Entourage Jun 3, 2015 Warner Bros.
$4,000,000 $25,500,000
Tomorrowland May 22, 2015 Disney
$3,500,000 $83,600,000
Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1, 2015 Disney
$3,300,000 $444,300,000
Love & Mercy Jun 5, 2015 Roadside Attractions
$1,600,000 $4,600,000

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris, Alex Edghill, and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report. 

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