‘Jurassic Park’ Tops the Box Office Nearly 30 Years After Original Release

June 24, 2020
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    Moviegoers are partying like it’s 1993.

    Nearly 30 years after its initial release, “Jurassic Park” is once again the #1 movie in America, reported Deadline.

    With most brick-and-mortar theaters still closed due to the coronavirus pandemic and studios not releasing new films, fans have been satiating their big screen needs by hitting up drive-ins for retro fare.

    The Steven Spielberg film took in over $517,600 at 230 sites, the outlet reported. While another Spielberg classic, “Jaws,” landed in the second spot by earning $516,300 at 187 locations.

    During its opening weekend in 1993, "Jurassic Park" earned over $47 million in North America and has since grossed over $1 billion at the global box office.

    The blockbuster spawned four sequels, "The Lost World: Jurassic Park," "Jurassic Park III," "Jurassic World," and "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom."

    The sixth installment in the franchise, "Jurassic Park: Domination," is set resume production next month after shutting down due to the spread of COVID-19. For the latest sequel, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will be joined by the stars of the original film, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill.

    “Jurassic Park: Domination” is tentatively set to hit theaters in June 2021.

    Until then, fans looking to see new films in theaters won’t have to wait much longer.

    Major movie chains such as AMC, Regal and Cinemark are set to begin reopening in July. AMC and Regal will require employees and customers wear face coverings while inside the theaters.

    Although many studios have pushed back the release of their movies due to the pandemic, Disney’s live-action remake of “Mulan” is set to be the first tentpole film to open in theaters on July 24, followed by Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” on July 31.

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