Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom to release in India 2 weeks before US, capitalise on Avengers momentum

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the sequel to the blockbuster 2015 reboot, will release in India two weeks before the US. The first film made over Rs 140 crore in the country.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was earlier scheduled for a June 22 release.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was earlier scheduled for a June 22 release.
Updated on May 07, 2018 01:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2015 blockbuster Jurassic World, will release in India two weeks before its US release, Universal Pictures India said in a statement Monday. The film will hit theatres in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu in 2300+ screens around the country, which is more than the 2000 allotted to Avengers: Infinity War.

Infinity War’s record-breaking run in India could possibly have contributed to this move. The film has grossed over Rs 200 crore in the country. The first Jurassic World was also a huge hit in India - it made Rs 140 plus - and was also released one week before the US release.

Directed by JA Bayona, the film will welcome back Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in their roles from Jurassic World as Owen and Claire, respectively. Bringing back one of the most loved characters from the 1993 original Jurassic Park, actor Jeff Goldblum returns as Dr Ian Malcolm in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

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A third sequel, to be directed by Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow, has also been announced for a 2021 release. Meanwhile, star Chris Pratt is coming off the global success of Avengers: Infinity War, and will move on to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 soon. He also has The Lego Movie Sequel lined up, making him the only stars in the world to juggle three franchises at once.

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