If you haven’t seen “Billy on the Street” then now is a perfect opportunity to jump right in! Friends and former costars, Bill and Chris, hit the streets to see if people know who Chris Pratt is. He just happened to have starred in one of the top grossing movies of the year and you will be shocked at how many people don’t know him.
After the final numbers were tallied, the dinosaur thriller inched past “Marvel’s the Avengers” to become top dog on the all-time list, with a U.S. debut of $208.8 million. The superhero blockbuster was the previous record holder with a $207.4 million bow. It also topped “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2″ and its $314 million opening to set a new benchmark for an overseas launch with $315.6 million.
Universal, the studio behind the film, initially estimated that “Jurassic World” would open to $204.6 million domestically, but the blockbuster had a stronger than anticipated Sunday.
Have yourself a weekend, Jurassic World. How stupid does Universal feel right now? Estimating $204.6 million. Uh news flash, you were $4.2 million off. Maybe do better next time. These are obviously supernatural numbers, and I’m glad that Jurassic World was the movie to do this. On top of having America’s sweetheart Chris Pratt as it’s lead, it’s nice to see a non superhero movie get some loving. The Avengers or Iron Man or the upcoming Batman vs. Superman are almost cheat codes at this point. You know they’re going to open up at worst $100 million or more. But Jurassic World was an sequel to a 20 year old movie that definitely had some nostalgia value, but I can’t imagine anyone thought it would break records. Good for Chris Pratt, good for Jurassic World, and good for the dinosaurs. They’ve had a rough million or so years, they deserved this one.
Impressive! That’s a lot of free time and ingenuity!
Jurassic World did a good job disguising the villain dino in its trailers and teasers, and they continue to do so (more or less) in this one. With this newest trailer you get more of the plot, more dinos and some Chris Pratt funny business. Saying i’m excited to see this movie is a vast understatement. Chris Pratt, if one scale on those Raptors is hurt I will not be happy.
Universal said forget about Thursday, the world needs to see the full ‘Jurassic World’ trailer and they were right. As I said last week, I’m all in for dinosaurs in 2014. The plot could be dinosaurs roaming around, eating grass and dangling sharks and I’d probably see it four times in theaters. The characters obviously don’t care about what happened 20 years ago (RIP Newman) because they’re taking a cruise ship back to Jurassic Park and I’m sure nothing terrible will happen when humans and dinosaurs co-exist. I’m glad the trailer was light on showing the actual dinosaurs, because you know there are going to be one or two MONSTER dinosaurs in this movie, and I’d rather wait until it’s in theaters to see them. The sea world on steroids scene looked pretty badass, though. Summer 2015 will be the Summer of the Dinosaur.