Surprise, kids. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is over performing expectations. The weekend could gross $143 million– way over the low ball of $130 million. That would mean the dinosaurs and friends will have the biggest non-Disney(PixarLucasMarvel) opening of the year.
Blue, the smart dinosaur, had his money on this one. “Fallen Kingdom” did $58.7 million (including the $15 mil from Thursday) on Friday. Universal must be celebrating everywhere. Confidence pays off.
“Fallen Kingdom” lacks any kind of character development, but no one cares. It’s all about the special effects. They are amazing.
Of course, it doesn’t hurt that “Fallen Kingdom” is in the widest number of theaters/screens known to man–a stunning 4,475. Normal wide releases are more like 3,200. So Universal will leave its largest dino footprint this weekend.