The dinosaur world is in high alert this morning.
Last night, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” made $15.3 million in previews. Sounds good, but that’s down 17% from the first “Jurassic World” in 2015.
If last night and tonight don’t add up to $50 million, the weekend take could be less than $130 million. And that was a number really hoped for.
As I wrote yesterday, Universal anticipated this and made a smart move. They released “Fallen Kingdom” internationally before the bad news could turn into bad buzz and swept up $450 million. They’ve made their money back. Whatever happens now won’t hurt them too much except PR wise.
The third installment — you have to believe they’re going to finish this thing– will have to be actually written. And Chris Pratt will have to seem like he’s happy to be there.