Everyone seems to be marveling at the fact that Jurassic World collected an estimated $204.6 million at the box office last weekend making it the second highest grossing domestic opening in history. Even the most liberal guesstimates figured the film at $150 million.
Here's the deal. This was the first or second school's-out-for-summer weekend and what else was out there for people to see? I would imagine anyone who has wanted to see The Avengers: Age of Ultron has had that opportunity at least twice since it opened May 1. The only real competition out there is Pitch Perfect 2, Mad Max: Fury Road and San Andreas and none of those three are really attracting blockbuster-type audiences. In fact, none of those three has accumulated in total what Jurassic World netted this past weekend.
However, I'm predicting a huge dinosaur drop off this coming weekend. Not to the point of extinction, mind you, but it will be a steep fall-off. That's because the best movie to be released so far this year is coming out on Friday.