Monday, May 27, 2024

“Jurassic World” $204.6 Mil Weekend Is Second on All Time List


Estimates this morning put “Jurassic World” at $204.6 million for the weekend making it the second biggest opening weekend of all time. And biggest opening of all time for a director no one had ever heard of (Trevorrow) replicating the work of the most famous director of all time (Spielberg). The audiences obviously loved “Jurassic World” even with its flaws because its flaws didn’t matter. It was literally a popcorn hit, huge fun, and hit all the right notes. No one cared about Bryce Dallas Howard’s high heels, or whether the dinosaurs were anatomically correct.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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