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Jurassic World's massive opening weekend not only got the 2015 box office back on track, but it could help propel the year to record breaking status.
Over the weekend the numbers for Jurassic World soared. While the film was expected to be a hit, it was still a major surprise that the Jurassic Park installment took off, surpassing even Marvelís Mightiest Heroes at the global box office and domestically.
Jurassic World has opened to quite the box office success. The Chris Pratt-led installment of the Jurassic Park franchise surpassed all of its highest expectations, and has come out with a record debut in North America as well as setting a new all-time high globally.
While Tomorrowland took the number one spot in its debut, it did so in an anemic Memorial Day weekend. After seeing its momentum fizzle quickly, analysts predict the film could end up putting a $140 million hole in Disneyís pocket.
Furious 7 has just etched its way into movie history by passing another monumental milestone.
Jurassic World looks set to take in a colossal sum when it's released next month.
The Memorial Day weekend box office total was embarrassingly low.
Marvel's latest superhero opus Avengers: Age of Ultron just passed another huge milestone, earning $1 billion worldwide.
The current landscape of comic book movies makes us wonder who's at the top, and surprisingly, it's not who we thought.
Furious 7 just overtook Transformers: Age of Extinction as the number one grossing movie in China.
Anyone who has paid even a modicum of attention already knew that Marvelís Avengers: Age of Ultron is going to be a huge blockbuster. But as it turns out, it may be even bigger than anyone thought, as advanced ticket sales are freakishly massive. Like Hulk-sized.
Young people have stopped going to the movies as much as they used to, and theaters owners think they know why.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is already on track to put up huge box office numbers in the U.S., but by the time it touches down on American shores it will already have a nice chunk of change in the bank as a gargantuan international haul is also expected.
You probably know this, but in less than a week, Furious 7 has already made a ridiculous sum of money. But this is only the beginning, and it looks like the latest installment in the adrenaline-fueled franchise could become the first movie of 2015 to cross the $1 billion mark.
In the filmmaking world, America has spent decades as the center of the industry, with Hollywood long considered the home of cinema and the box office market seen as the most important in the world. In recent years, however, the tide has begun to change.
Regardless of any controversy that has spurred in the media, the film continues to have enormous success, and now has broke yet another huge box office record.
Despite dwindling movie ticket sales last year in light of more eclectic streaming options and illegal downloads, it looks like theaters will be able to bounce back from this.
In 2009 the Academy decided to increase its Best Picture nominees from five to 10, with the goal of bringing in more of the higher-grossing studio films that have largely not been included. However, increasingly lower collective box office numbers among Best Picture nominees suggests the Academy is still not recognizing movies people really care about.
Given the buzz leading up to the feature adaptation of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey, it should come as little surprise that the film performed very well at the box office for its Thursday night preview, racking up a cool $8.6 million. That makes it the second-highest Thursday night preview ever.
Some people love seeing giant movies fail miserably. The same, however, cannot be said for the studios behind these mega-pictures, the latest of which The Seventh Son, just opened this weekend to very low numbers. Not only that, they're far worse than anyone could have expected.