Will 'Jurassic World' Continue to Break Records in its Second Week?
After breaking almost every opening weekend box office record there was, can Universal's Jurassic World continue its domination heading into its second weekend at theatres?
To do so, Jurassic World will have to topple The Avengers record holding second weekend, which stands at $103 million. After Thursday night numbers came in, Jurassic World is currently on pace to beat Avengers, however, it's got serious competition in the way of Pixar's Inside Out, which is set for wide release this weekend.
When Marvel's first Avengers movie set the second weekend marker, it had little to no competition giving it the chance to eat up the market share of moviegoers. Jurassic World certainly has the power to match, or even surpass Marvel's record, but Pixar are a juggernaut themselves. Inside Out will no doubt attract families to multiplexes his weekend which could lead to the dinosaur movie losing out in one of its key demographics.
With that said, Jurassic World is expected to beat Inside Out this weekend with estimates ranging between $95 million to $100 million for the dinosaur blockbuster. Inside Out won't got down lightly. Currently, it holds an unheard off 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has received huge critical acclaim. The new Pixar flick is tracking at $60 million-plus, which is in line with previous Pixar releases. However, if Jurassic World wasn't around, it's probably would open to a higher total.
Jurassic World is a force no predicted would be the hit it has proven to be. Taking over half a billion in its worldwide opening weekend is simply a number no box office expert could foresee happening. Box office successes like this just don't happen every year. Even if Jurassic World fails in its attempt to beat Avengers second weekend total, it'll no doubt take its place in second position in the all-time list of second weekend record holders.