Jurassic Park Is Number One At The Box Office, And It's 2020
Find out the box office for Father's Day Weekend.
While the COVID-19 pandemic caused movie theaters to close around the world, it caused moves like Black Widow, No Time To Die, and F9 to have their release dates pushed back. Now, as movie theaters and drive-ins start to reopen under strict guidelines, classic movies are playing alongside with films that debuted right before the pandemic began. And because of this, the 1993 movie Jurassic Park is number one at the box office.
During Father's Day weekend, the dinosaur movie brought in $517,600 according to Deadline. Jurassic Park wasn't at every theater in the country though--as many states have yet to reopen movie theaters. The blockbuster film played at 230 sites in various states, primarily Texas, Ohio, Iowa, Florida, Minnesota, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.
Following Jurassic Park, Jaws brought in $516,300 at 187 locations in the US. Of course, there are some newer films on the list as well. The Invisible Man grabbed $201,300 at 157 locations, Trolls: World Tour grossed $160,000 at 289 locations, and The Hunt brought in $136,700 at 95 theaters.
Obviously, these aren't the summer-juggernaut numbers you'd expect from summer films. Normally, films would bring in tens of millions of dollars, with some of the biggest bringing in well over $100 million. Comparatively, last year's blockbuster Avengers: Endgame grossed $350 million opening weekend.
Movie theaters won't see a major new release until Disney's live-action remake of Mulan, which arrives on July 24, followed by Christopher Nolan's Tenet, which debuts on July 31. So until then, the top-grossing weekend numbers will be primarily made up of classic films, movies that debuted before the pandemic, and indie films. Check out the weekend box office for June 19-21 below.
Weekend box office:
- Jurassic Park: $517,600 (230 theaters)
- Jaws: $516,300 (187 theaters)
- The Invisible Man: $201,300 (157 theaters)
- Trolls World Tour: $160,00 (289 theaters)
- The Hunt: $136,700 (95 theaters)
- Back to the Future: $131,600 (122 theaters)
- Followed: $127,231 (42 theaters)
- E.T.: $126,100 (100 theaters)
- Jumanji: The Next Level: $117,900 (97 theaters)
- The Goonies: $110,850 (170 theaters)
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