According to Variety, Thursday night previews of the film took in $15.3 million, putting it well within its estimated $130-150 million expectations.
This June marks 25 years since Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" hit theaters, and now the fifth movie, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom", is officially on the big screen and continues the story of the prehistoric predators on Isla Nublar. Regardless, it's the only movie opening in theaters this weekend, and it's expected to fare quite well, although it has already more than doubled the $170 million budget from its impressive performance overseas.
Sam Neill, Ariana Richards and Joseph Mazzello in "Jurassic Park" (1993). Jurassic World went on to earn $228.7 million in the Middle Kingdom throughout its run in 2015, and given its higher opening weekend, it's possible that the sequel could out-gross its predecessor in China. "As I anxiously await whatever adventures Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard have in store, here is a list of my palaeontologist-approved, top dinosaur movies of all time". Playing god with the DNA of long-extinct animals sounded good on paper, but it led to a series of the most ill-advised theme park openings of all time, countless casualties, and the abject shirtlessness of Jeff Goldblum.