“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is on a Box Office Rampage
The fifth instalment in the Jurassic Park series is on a box office rampage. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom nabbed $150 million in the U.S. and shows no signs of being sated; this dinosaur is still hungry.
Fallen Kingdom has already cracked $700 million worldwide—it debuted in May in Madrid and only arrived in the U.S. on June 22—and is now the third-highest grossing film of 2018. That said, the latest visit to Jurassic Park is down approximately 28% in domestic sales compared to the fourth instalment in the series, Jurassic World. (See, this is why you give your sequel a damn number.)
Critics are divided on the showy sequel, praising the visual effects but divided on the mediocre screenplay and uninspired story. Fallen Kingdom promises more—more dinosaurs, more explosions, more running away from explosions, and more awkward sexual tension from stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Howard. It’s big and splashy, but we’re not sure it adds anything to the franchise. At this point it’s doubtful that it will match Jurassic World’s critical reception or profits.
Despite critical misgivings, the film has definitely mauled the box office and an untitled sequel is already set for release in June 2021. What can we say, people really like dinosaurs.