The total domestic gross for Titanic 3D was $57,884,114. I’m guessing that Jurassic Park 3D will be much more of a 3D gut-slam experience, will at least double the gross of James Cameron‘s converted epic. Steven Spielberg‘s 3D dino flick opens on Wednesday, 4.3. IMAX all-media screenings are happening a little more than a week prior.
A little less than 20 years ago or sometime around mid-May 1993, Anne Thompson (now with Indiewire, then with Entertainment Weekly) and I caught an early press screening of Jurassic Park on the Universal lot. We then drove over to the Warner Bros. lot to pay a visit to the set of Demolition Man and to say hello to producer Joel Silver. Sylvester Stallone and a fairly young Sandra Bullock were peforming a car-driving scene on a sound stage. I remember telling Silver that the last act of Jurassic Park was pretty damn scary and that the film was guaranteed to be huge.
The only problem I’m anticipating in seeing Jurassic Park 3D is having to endure several “Spielberg awe-face” or “Spielberg scared-face” close-ups from Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough and those two cute kids.