It’s going to be hard to follow in their footsteps: 2015’s » Jurassic World » had its best-ever opening weekend at the US box office. The dinosaur adventure is currently the 7th highest grossing film of all time with an incredible worldwide gross of $1.671 billion. The successor » Jurassic World 2: The Fallen Kingdom » was able to «only» bring in 1.309 billion US dollars, so it still ranks 18th in the ranking of the most successful films. Now there are the first box office results and forecasts for » Jurassic World 3: A new age «…
According to the distributor, “Jurassic World 3: A New Era” was able to attract exactly 100,598 visitors to the cinemas in Germany on June 8, 2022. For comparison: For «Jurassic World 2: The Fallen Kingdom» 72,000 tickets were purchased on the opening day, and around 575,000 Dino fans went to the cinema over the entire opening weekend.
But both films see no country opposite «Jurassic World»: 145,000 tickets were bought on the opening day for the start of the new Dino trilogy, while the film recorded more than 900,000 paying guests over the entire opening weekend.
Good start at the German box office?
This means that for «Jurassic World 3: A New Age» despite the Corona aftermath, significantly more tickets could be sold here in Germany than for the direct predecessor , which also gives hope for a successful opening weekend that levels off somewhere between its two predecessors should — if the bad reviews (34 percent positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes) don’t stop some dinosaur fans from drawing a card for the finale of the Jurassic Word series.
In the USA, the Dino spectacle does not start until today, June 10, 2022. The first forecasts point to a solid start weekend, but show an interesting trend: The current forecasts for the start weekend in the USA assume a gross profit of 125 million US Dollars, which would be easily the lowest opening weekend for a film in the Jurassic World franchise.
Again, the comparison: «Jurassic World 2: The Fallen Kingdom» grossed 148 million US dollars in the US on its opening weekend, while «Jurassic World» flushed an incredible 208.8 million US dollars at the box office on its debut weekend !
Plunge in forecasts in the US: what is the reason?
Just a few days ago, the forecast for the opening weekend was $205 million. But the negative reviews and the initial reactions on social media, which were very mixed, have pushed the forecasts far down. The film would not be a box-office flop, but it would at least rank well behind its predecessors.
It remains to be seen to what extent the action-packed finale of the dinosaur adventure series will stand up to the bad reviews. You will certainly not be satisfied with the new forecasts at Studio Universal.
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