Fallen Kingdom Tracking Well Behind The Original

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom took in an impressive $15.3 million from Thursday sneak peeks, just below the $18.5 million that Jurassic World earned in 2015, en route to a then-record opening weekend of $208.8 million.

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom", in theaters Friday, reportedly removed a scene in which a character identifies as a lesbian. The Jurassic franchise may take breaks for a few years, but we'll probably see many more of these films.

Indeed, Fallen Kingdom is now tracking to open in the $130 million to $140 million range, which taken separately is pretty great.

Sam Neill, Ariana Richards and Joseph Mazzello in "Jurassic Park" (1993).

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The movie ends with dinosaurs on the loose in the United States after the little girl Maisie makes the executive decision to set them free instead of having them go extinct (again) in an explosion.

Dinosaurs have been extinct for more than 65 million years, and it feels like we have been getting "Jurassic Park" movies about them for almost as long. Jurassic World earned $652.2 million domestic and a whopping $1.019 billion from worldwide markets for a global total of $1.671 billion from a $150 million budget.

Directed by J. A. Bayona, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith, Ted Levine, Geraldine Chaplin, James Cromwell, Jeff Goldblum and B. D. Wong. The sequel has already opened in many territories internationally as Universal wanted to get ahead of the World Cup, so the film's foreign box office total already stands at a swell $435 million.

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