New “Jurassic” Headed For $150M Opening

Universal’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is reportedly headed for a healthy $140-150 million domestic opening weekend in North America in a few weeks according to early tracking.

The first film shook the industry with a record-setting $208.8 million domestic launch in 2015, surprising everyone as it climbed towards a $1.67 billion worldwide box-office haul.

Those figures for the sequel may seem notably down on the first, but at this early stage in the tracking cycle – those numbers almost always go up. Of course, as both “Black Panther” and “Solo” have demonstrated this year (albeit in different ways), tracking is not always reliable.

Unaided awareness for the J.A. Bayona-directed “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” reportedly sits at 27% with total awareness at 94% and definite interest at 61%.

Universal has opted for a staggered release pattern overseas for the movie with a bunch of countries getting the film on June 7th, and then 15th, before finally arriving in the rest including Australia and the United States on June 22nd.

Source: Variety