As you may have heard, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was finally released this past weekend, and it made a lot of money. An obscene amount of money. The latest Star Wars brought in $238 million domestically this past weekend, crushing the previous record-holder, Jurassic World, which brought in $208 million in its first weekend. So, how are the makers of Jurassic World taking this? Are they going to send trained velociraptors after J.J. Abrams? Should Disney brace for a Indominus Rex attack?
Actually, they seem to be taking it rather well. They even congratulated Star Wars with a goofy Photoshop…
Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) December 21, 2015
Jurassic World still has the biggest international opening weekend of all-time ($316 million to The Force Awakens‘ $279 million), so I guess they felt they could be magnanimous. Also, let’s not forget Jurassic World got its own goofy Photoshop congrats when it beat the record set by The Avengers.
Kevin Feige (@Kevfeige) June 16, 2015
Of course, Star Wars, The Avengers and Jurassic World are all kind of part of same extended Disney/Lucasfilm/Amblin family. It will be interesting to see if any congratulatory back pats and Photoshops are handed out if, say, Batman v Superman or the new Independence Day tops The Force Awakens‘ record.
(Via The Mary Sue)