I’m starting to wonder just how big this movie might go.
If my perception is correct, the vibe of anticipation for Independence Day: Resurgence is generally positive. People are looking forward to it. Looks like it’ll be good solid popcorn-fueled summer movie fun at the multiplex. It may even open over $100 million. But it won’t do Marvel-sized numbers.
That’s exactly what we were saying a year ago about Jurassic World.
Now granted, I’d be very surprised if this explodes past $200 million on opening weekend, or ends up with $1.6 billion globally like Jurassic World did. But still, don’t underestimate the power of nostalgia, sci-fi, or Jeff Goldblum (which JW didn’t even have!) during the summertime – especially when they’re all mixed together.
It may not have its version of the “White House explosion” money shot that wowed audiences back in 1996, but here’s the latest trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence. The movie opens June 24, 2016.