New Jurassic Park movie in contest with latest Avengers film
June 6, 2018 -- “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is set for a rerun of the battle royale of summer 2015, between dinosaurs and superheroes. Fallen Kingdom opens around the world from June 6 (U.S. premiere – June 22).
Three years ago “Jurassic World” surpassed “The Avengers Age of Ultron” to become the third highest-grossing movie of all time -- currently, it sits at fifth place.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and a crowd of blood-curdling pterosaurs, the 2015 Jurassic World shattered the law of diminishing returns of movie sequels. Jurassic World earned a jaw-dropping $208 million opening box office and went on to $1.6 billion worldwide.
Three years later, Fallen Kingdom, directed by J.A. Bayona and written by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, is the fifth Jurassic Park to face off against the third Avengers movie -- the latest from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) franchise. “Avengers: Infinity War,” which also stars Chris Pratt.
While the four dinosaur-movies have earned $3.69 billion since 1993, MCU’s 19 films since 2007 have grossed more than $16.8 billion worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.
Whichever movie eventually takes the worldwide box office crown this summer, Chris Pratt is set to be a winner.