Friday, July 19, 2024

“Jurassic World” Revised: Number 1 All Time Opening, Sunday Was Bigger than Expected


Revised: “Jurassic World” is the number 1 all time opening weekend movie. New numbers show Sunday was bigger than expected. Total in the US was $209 million, with $524 million total worldwide. Beats “Avengers” and everything else. It’s a resounding triumph for Universal Pictures, which is on a roll right now. Steven Spielberg really gets the kudos because his original idea has stood up so well. Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, et al must be getting huge gifts today.

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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