Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opened in 30 international territories this week, and with love-it or hate-it reviews streaming in like out-of-control CGI volcanic lava – read both our ★★ review and our ★★★★ review – it’s going to be interesting to see how that translates to box-office.
Variety is reporting that the J.A. Bayona directed sequel to the record breaking Jurassic World ($1.67 billion worldwide) has taken in $39.9 million during its first two days of release.
Ahead of its June 22nd North American release, where industry experts are predicting an opening in the region of $140-150 million, Universal Pictures rolled out the monster mash to a record breaking bow in South Korea, where it earned $9.6 million on day one, with the UK and Ireland accounting for $4.6 million dino dollars since Wednesday. This weekend will see Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom expand into a total of 48 markets.
If you’ve already seen the film, and think it won’t perform anywhere near the levels of Jurassic World, let us know why you think this might be the case using the comments section below…
It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.
When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.
With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom sees J.A. Bayona directing a cast that includes franchise veterans Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum alongside newcomers Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger), Rafe Spall (Black Mirror), Justice Smith (The Get Down), Ted Levine (Silence of the Lambs), James Cromwell (The Young Pope), Daniella Pineda (The Detour) and Geraldine Chaplin (A Monster Calls).