Jurassic World, the long-awaited continuation of the classic ’80s and ’90s dino-thriller franchise, shattered all expectations this year when the film opened to the second-largest box office opening of all time and became the third highest grossing film ever behind Avatar and Titanic. But according to Connor Schwerdtfeger at Cinema Blend, World also holds the distinction of having the most on-screen mistakes. This news comes thanks to Movie Mistakes.
According to Schwerdtfeger, Movie Mistakes counted 18 on-screen mistakes ranging from plot holes, continuity errors, and factual mistakes. Schwerdtfeger points to such mistakes as the lack of believability in the film’s characters, to getting a 20-year-old jeep to run, to crew and equipment being seen in certain shots, even to the unlikely synchronization of the hunter’s heartbeats as examples of the film’s egregious errors. This is compared to another one of the year’s top grossing films, Furious 7, which Movie Mistakes claims to have only had three mistakes.
The mistakes did not appear to have gotten in the way of the success of the film, as Jurassic World’s worldwide $1.6 billion-plus box office gross has landed it as one of the top three biggest money makers of all time, as reported by Box Office Mojo, and has all but guaranteed solid projections for the film’s sequels.
Jurassic World, which stars Guardians of the Galaxy and Parks and Recreation star Chris Pratt, narrowly missed catching The Avengers for the top domestic box office opening of all time, pulling in $204.6 million stateside and falling just $3 million shy of Avengers.
In the film, Pratt stars as a dinosaur trainer who works for the Jurassic World theme park who, along with the park’s manager, is thrust into action attempting to stop a genetically engineered dinosaur that gets loose in the park before it kills innocent park-goers. The film takes place 22 years after the events in the original Jurassic Park film.
Pratt, who has already signed on to at least two more Guardians sequels with Marvel with the expectation of some inclusion in the Avengers mythology, has already signed on for at least one Jurassic sequel, though with this level of box office success and in a day and age where studios are always eyeing the almighty trilogy, it is far more likely — unless Pratt’s meteoric rise to Hollywood’s A-List predicates a parallel rise in his asking price — that Pratt will shepherd this second Jurassic trilogy, as much of World’s success is being directly attributed to Pratt’s likability and star power.
Jurassic World was directed by Colin Trevorrow. Jurassic Park‘s director, screen legend Steven Spielberg, acted as an Executive Producer for the film as he did on the franchise’s third installment, Jurassic Park III, via his production company Amblin Entertainment. Spielberg also directed the first sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Thus far, the Jurassic Park franchise has amassed over $2.4 billion at the box office alone, making it one of the most successful movie franchises in history.