Jurassic Park becomes the number 1 film in the US while three more Steven Spielberg classics made it to the top 20, thanks to the majority of the drive-in theaters playing timeless films.
Almost 30 years since it first released, Jurassic Park becomes the number 1 film in the United States once again. Three more Steven Spielberg classics also make it to the Top 20 list this past weekend.
This is the fourth time for the classic Dinosaur film's release history to sit on the top spot. Jurrasic Park first released in 1993 and stayed in the number 1 spot for its first three weekends.
The Coronavirus pandemic severely affected the film industry, with several upcoming movies delayed for release this year. Most indoor cinemas also shut down, but it's not stopping the people from getting their dose of entertainment.
Drive-ins have now become more accessible for those who want to watch movies in the safety of their cars.
Hollywood studios offered classic catalog titles to cinemas struggling due to the pandemic, and theater owners were smart enough to take the proposal.
Needless to say, the pandemic has brought the classics back in the spotlight decades since their release.
Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and Raiders of the Lost Ark sure enjoyed the limelight.
Jurassic Park was screened in 230 sites across the U.S., while Jaws was up in 187 areas. With families and friends flooding the venues on the Father's Day weekend, June 19–21, Jurassic Park managed to rack up revenue of $517,600, while Jaws earned $516,300.
Jurassic Park and Jaws managed to steal the number 1 and 2 spots respectively from the previous holders Invisible Man which earned $383,000, and Trolls World Tour with $275,700 revenue.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial settled in seventh place with total revenue of $126,189 from 100 locations, while Raiders of the Lost Ark comfortably sits at 18th spot with $69,047 earned from 109 sites.
Spielberg has been bringing magic to life through films for decades. He's bagged numerous awards throughout his filming career. It's not surprising that people are still willing to spend money to relive the magic that these films bring.
For U.K. fans who can't get enough of the Jurassic films, they will be able to stream it on Netflix soon!
Every single installment will be available to stream on Netflix for subscribers in the U.K. and Ireland.
Meanwhile, Jurassic World: Dominion, the third installment of the rebooted Jurassic franchise, plans to resume filming next month after temporarily shutting down due to the pandemic. It is directed by Colin Trevorrow. It's now set to release next year. Hopefully, no more delays will happen.
Steven Spielberg, on the other hand, is currently working on a few films, including the 2020 remake of The West Side Story.