Keith Mann just told me that Marvel Studios could have been bitter about ‘Jurassic World’ stealing their box office record. After years of successful films, the studio was thrilled when the original Avengers movie broke box office records for an opening weekend. They managed to hold onto it for about three years. A mere $1.5 million or so gave ‘Jurassic World’ the reigning title.
Instead of bitterness, Kevin Fage, the head of Marvel Studios, extended his congratulations to the Jurassic franchise at Universal studios by tweeting Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, Colin Trevorrow, and Chris Pratt.
At this point, ‘Jurassic World’ is the third highest grossing movie of 2015, quite an achievement in its first week. One of the top two movies is the latest Avengers movie, ‘Age of Ultron.’ Chances are pretty good that it will be able to surpass the gross revenues for theatrical run, giving it an edge over two Marvel Studios movies. Congrats need to go back to Fage for taking the high road in acknowledging his biggest competitor.