Jurassic Park holds off Jaws to claim top spot at Us box office
Steven Spielberg’s 1993 dinosaur-rampage blockbuster beats his 1975 shark horror as coronavirus shapes cinemagoingIt’s mega shark vs giant dinosaur at the Us box office.
Twenty-seven years after its first release, Steven Spielberg’s 1993 dinosaur-rampage blockbuster Jurassic Park has regained the number one spot at the Us box office, just beating another another back-catalogue Spielberg blockbuster Jaws, in a commercial landscape severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.Deadline reports that Jurassic Park earned just over $517,000 over the weekend of 19-21 June, having displaced last week’s top film The Invisible Man, which had earned around $383,000.
The figures derive from an industry report produced by ratings agency Comscore, which stopped publicly reporting box office results in March after the pandemic took hold.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jurassic Park played in 230 locations across the Us, the vast majority being drive-in cinemas.
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