It used to be, when a major Hollywood blockbuster opened in theaters, fans had to wait months for the movie to reach home video before they could watch exclusive behind-the-scenes making of content that pulled back the curtain and taught audiences how movie magic tricks were performed. How very 2005. You don't want to wait. You want to come out of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and see exactly how Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and director JA Bayona brought the dinosaurs back to life for this high-powered sequel. You are in luck. Check out this teaser clip for a longer segment that you can go watch, right now, on Movies Anywhere.
Want to see the rest of the clip that is teased above? Good. Head over to Movies Anywhere and watch the full video. While you are there, pre-order your copy of JA Bayona's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The film doesn't yet have a release date -- seeing as how it just now opened in theaters in the States -- but you will be the first to be notified once it is available, and then you can add it to your Movies Anywhere account, and watch Fallen Kingdom... well, anywhere!
This full clip, provided by Universal Studios, has exclusive interviews with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, following them all the way back to day one on the set of JA Bayona's sequel. We are treated to behind-the-scenes clips of the cast shooting pivotal scenes in Isla Nublar, and in the Lockwood mansion, an important set piece in the back half of the film. And the clip focuses on the use of practical effects in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, to avoid CGI and bring the dinosaurs to life in ways that harken back to how Steven Spielberg did it, back in the day.
So far, audiences have been responding in kind to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Even before it started screening on U.S. screens, the movie had opened in international territories, and had banked north of $340 million dollars. In preview screenings on Thursday night in the States, Fallen Kingdom roared to a $15.3 million estimated start, putting the sequel on a comfortable pace to make $130 million in its debut frame. That would be less than the $208M earned by Jurassic World, but I think that film had a nostalgia factor because the franchise had been off the big screens for years.
We'll continue to track Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom's progress as the weekend rolls along. If you are heading to the movies, check out our To 3D or Not To 3D column on JA Bayona's sequel. And if you have seen it, read our thoughts on that cliffhanger of an ending, and what it means for Jurassic World 3, in theaters in 2021.