Week 23 Preview: ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘San Andreas’ Set To Clash For Box Office Supremacy

2015/6/9 11:51:00(Beijing Time)    by: Entgroup Consulting

Even though "San Andreas" is doing extremely well in China—the disaster flick has earned a whopping $51 million in only six days—its run in first place may come to an abrupt end thanks to the emergence of "Jurassic World".

Universal’s reboot of the wildly popular dinosaur franchise is set to become a massive global hit. The science fiction film’s performance in China will contribute a large chunk to a sum that could end up past $800 million worldwide if everything connects in other key markets. We’re currently predicting that "Jurassic World" will cross $300 million in North America alone. In China, demand for Jurassic World is clearly very high. The 3D-release of the original "Jurassic Park" film earned an impressive $56.5 million back in 2013. Star Chris Pratt is very popular in China thanks to the success of "Guardians of the Galaxy", and he just completed a publicity tour that generated plenty of publicity. According to EntGroup’s EFMT Marketing Index, Jurassic World boasts the highest awareness, intent to purchase and word of mouth of any new release.

While "San Andreas" and "Jurassic World" could end up competing too closely, we’re betting there’s enough room in the market for both. "San Andreas" will likely hit the $100 million mark next weekend and it shouldn’t take Jurassic World too long to do the same.

Only two new films will try to compete with "San Andreas" and "Jurassic World": "Zai Jian Wo Men De Shi Nian", a small-budget effort staring Mike Sui, and "Who Am I?" a film aimed at males 29-39. Expectations are low for both titles. 

Phil Contrino, Vice President/Chief Analyst of Boxoffice.com contributed to this article.

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