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In Theaters June 12, 2015: Your Whole World is Jurassic World

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A.K.A. That’s all, folks.

After a long, over a decade absence, the Jurassic Park franchise returns in full swing with the newest edition of the series, Jurassic WorldThe film is set to open huge this weekend, and for that reason it makes sense that it’s the only wide release coming to theaters this Friday.  But is the franchise re-launch worth your time and, more importantly, money this weekend?  Let’s find out what awaits In Theaters June 12, 2015!

The only thing opening this weekend wide is once again Jurassic World, so let’s just talk about that one real quick, shall we?

Jurassic World

Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson, Irfan Khan, and Vincent D’Onofrio

Written By: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Colin Trevorrow, and Derek Connolly

Directed By: Colin Trevorrow

I think everyone’s opinion Jurassic World within the last, say, six months has been either unenthused or downright hostile.  And well that’s expected of most things the internet sees, I can’t blame people for not looking forward to this film: I certainly wasn’t after the barrage of bad, bad marketing.  But no surprise the film is apparently better than its marketing would suggest, even if it’s still not all that great.  It has a solid Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic scores (71% on Rotten Tomatoes, a somewhat more lukewarm 59 on Metacritic),which is higher than I expected it would get in the film’s defense.  Then again my expectations were really low, so small miracles.  Here’s the trailer:

Box Office Predictions:

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Yeah, Jurassic World is going to crush this weekend.  It’s been over a decade since the last one, and audiences are starving for more dinos on the rampage.  Expect a massive take for this one.  Here are the numbers:

1. Jurassic World – $154 million

2. Spy – $19 million

3. San Andreas – $14 million

Pick of the Week: Jurassic World

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The film isn’t terrible, guys, which is just wonderful!  Even if it does end up being just a ton of fun, it’s certainly better than the alternative.  I mean, we almost got a Jurassic Park movie with human spliced velociraptor super soldiers with machine guns on their shoulders.  No matter what Jurassic World might do to the series, we dodged a big bullet there.

That does it for this week’s In Theaters!  Be sure to let us know what you plan on catching in the comments!

-Matthew

  • SALVADOR CORNEJO

    I can’t believe this opened with $200+ million. I did not expect that. Very Impressive.

  • bill norris

    gonna go see this one tomorrow.