The dino-sequel Jurassic World had the biggest opening in history earlier this year, but didn’t get to hold onto the crown very long. With Star Wars: The Force Awakens now on top of the pile, the Jurassic team has graciously passed the trophy.
Jurassic World producer Frank Marshall has released a statement congratulating Star Wars: The Force Awakens for its insanely huge opening weekend. The sequel pulled in $250 million for the weekend, blowing Jurassic World’s record $208 million opening out of the water. Marshall’s post read: “Cheers to J.J., [Lucasfilm president] Kathy [Kennedy], the cast and crew, and [Disney/Lucasfilm] marketing teams,” with a graphic of a T-Rex handing over a medal to BB-8 (because, of course).
Considering Jurassic World tapped into nostalgia to break the record in the first place, its only fitting that an even bigger vintage franchise takes the top spot just a few months later. Let this be a lesson: Nostalgia can be a very good (and profitable) thing — just make a good movie, first.
Check out the post below and let us know what you think:
Though the original players aren't as involved in these installments, this trend continues a sweet Hollwyood tradition that saw George Lucas and Steven Spielberg congratulate one another following major successes via trade advertisements, etc. Which, sure, the tweet seems to be the new trade ad. But still, same sentiment.
For a nice throwback, check out some of those vintage ads below.