MarvelJurassic.jpg

Image of the Day: Marvel gives classy high-five to new box office champ Jurassic World

Contributed by
Jun 18, 2015

It's nice to know that even the normally cutthroat world of Hollywood can yield to a bit of dignity now and then.

That was the case when Jurassic World's final opening weekend box-office numbers came in earlier this week and it was determined that the film grossed more than $208 million in its first three days -- slightly over a million more than The Avengers' record-setting $207 million debut frame back in 2012.

So, after holding onto that particular record for three years, how did Marvel react? Well, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige tweeted this:

 

 

Hollywood is a nest of schadenfreude, with studios often reveling in their rivals' failure (not always publicly, but they do it) and seething at their success, so Feige's congratulatory tweet is a real gesture of class on his part.

Can Jurassic World catch up to the $1.5 billion worldwide total gross of The Avengers (or the $1.4 billion racked up so far by Avengers: Age of Ultron)? That remains to be seen, but something tells us that Jurassic World and its distributor, Universal Pictures, better enjoy that opening weekend record while they can -- a little picture called Star Wars: The Force Awakens might just snatch it from them this December.

(via Movies.com)

Make Your Inbox Important

Get our newsletter and you’ll be delivered the most interesting stories, videos and interviews weekly.

Sign-up breaker