After over a decade of lying dormant, it looks like the “Jurassic Park” franchise is poised to come roaring back to life. The next installment, “Jurassic World,” doesn’t open until June 12, but Variety has noted that the film is tracking to have a debut of $100 million — or possibly more.
The report states that advance ticket sales have so far been “robust,” which makes sense considering that Fandango counts “Jurassic World” as one of its best sellers this week — outpacing films that are actually in theaters right now.
This surge in interest may be in part due to the flurry of trailers and featurettes that have been released recently. “The trailers are connecting in such a big way,” said BoxOffice.com vice president and chief analyst Phil Contrino.
While this development isn’t exactly surprising considering just how big of a blockbuster 1993’s “Jurassic Park” was (it grossed $357 million domestically), the two follow-ups failed to match that success. 2001’s “Jurassic Park III” grossed $181 million.
Opening June 12, “Jurassic World” stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, BD Wong, Irrfan Khan, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins.
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