Our weekly box office reports here on Bloody Disgusting have gotten very interesting throughout the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with independent genre films like The Miserables and Becky topping the charts thanks to profitable executions on the newly revived access circuit. But it’s not a new premiere genre movie that topped the box office last weekend …
First released in theaters in 1993, Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park It was # 1 at the box office over the weekend, scaring $ 517,642 in 230 theaters (via Forbes).
Number two last weekend? From Spielberg Jaws, which earned $ 516,366 from 187 theaters. Yes, it was Spielberg vs. Spielberg at the box office. And, well, Spielberg won.
Other movies currently premiering at drive-in cinemas and the few theaters that are open in the United States include new releases like The hunt and The invisible manas well as classics included The Goonies, Back to the Future and ET The numbers for these releases are not actually being reported by sites like Box Office Mojo, which currently lists new horror movies. Following at the top of the charts this past weekend. However, that movie made $ 127,000, considerably less than other movies whose numbers have been a little harder to track.
It seems like another Spielberg summer is upon us, and it’s fitting that Jaws is celebrating 45 years once again by making a splash at the summer box office. The 1975 masterpiece is, after all, the movie that paved the way for the entire Summer Blockbuster season as we know it today. The more things change, the more they seem to stay exactly the same.