Home Movies “Jurassic World” Setting Records this Weekend with More than $160 Million

No one will wait until actual numbers come in, so there’s a lot of guessing about “Jurassic World” and the box office. The final numbers for this weekend will be huge, somewhere between $160 million and $200 million. The trades are hilarious trying to call it right now before 10am Eastern.

Some number will be correct. But the main thing is, “Jurassic World” defied its critics. I love how some reviews have gone to great lengths to really savage the director, etc. Hey, it’s a dinosaur movie! Give it a rest. “Jurassic World” is a lot of fun, very entertaining. It’s perfect for a hot, humid weekend. It’s not “MacBeth,” kids.

So stay tuned and keep refreshing as the numbers come in…

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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