After running for almost a week in international territories to strong results, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opened in China yesterday to $35 million. Its Friday Chinese debut puts it on track for a strong $100 million opening in the market. At this point, the movie has already crossed $200 million from international territories against a “modest” $170 million production budget before it even opens in its homeland, North America, which happens next week.
The movie is currently tracking for a domestic opening of $125 – $145 million. That’s a bit lower than original projections that had it tracking at $130 – $150 million and I suspect it has to do with the meddling reviews it has received so far. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie is currently still Certified Fresh, albeit with a 60% score and all numbers and reviews point to it being your standard commercial entertaining fare rather than anything close to what the first Jurassic Park was. All eyes will slowly shift towards the third movie set for release on 2021 to bring something new to the franchise.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is playing across international territories now, and will open to North American theaters on June 22. Check out our coverage of the movie here.