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Weekend Estimates: Jurassic World Projected for a $204.6 Million Opening

June 14th, 2015

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Universal have announced a $204,596,380 projected opening weekend for Jurassic World, leaving it just short of The Avengers’ weekend record, which stands at $207,438,708. According to Universal’s estimates, the film made a revised estimate of $82.6 million on Friday, $69.7 million on Saturday—just ahead of The Avengers’ $69.5 million Saturday haul—and is projected to make $52.3 million today, down 25% from Saturday’s number. The Avengers made $57 million on Sunday, and the same number for Jurassic World would edge it over the record line with $209 million. With stratospheric numbers like this, it’s obviously hard to predict the final weekend outcome precisely, but it’s still clearly possible that Jurassic World will take the all-time record.

Either way, it’s a massive haul for the film, and well above expectations going into the weekend. Among other things, it obliterates the record for June, which was was previously held by Man of Steel at $116.6 million. Needless to say, Friday’s $82.8 million is also the biggest day in June. If our Saturday estimate holds up, it will have the second-best Saturday of all time.

The franchise is no stranger to records. Back in May, 1997, The Lost World: Jurassic Park set a new opening weekend record with $72.1 million, almost $20 million more than previous record holder, Batman Forever’s $52.7 million in June, 1995. Adjusted for ticket price inflation, Lost World’s weekend would be equal to about $128 million today—just enough for a place in the top 20.

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Bruce Nash,

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