From 1993, jurassic park became one of the biggest hits in the world, scoring a huge $978 million. The success of the original film spawned a sprawling series across numerous films including jurassic worldmost failing to live up to the legacy of a Spielberg classic.
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Later in 2013, the fourth installment in the franchise finally entered production, with Colin Trevorrow set to direct the film. The film left the original trio of Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, instead including Chris Pratt as the film’s lead.
The success of Jurassic World
After being stuck in production hell for more than a decade, there were fears that the lack of direction would derail the next installment, as it did with Alien 3. But proving the speculation wrong, the first movie since the franchise’s hiatus became an instant box office success.
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jurassic world hit a jackpot, taking in $1.67 billion worldwide according to Box Office mojo. The success of this film convinced Universal Studios to invest more money in the franchise, eventually releasing two more films set in the universe.
Pay gap on Jurassic World sets?
Playing Claire Dearing in jurassic world aftermath, Bryce Dallas Howard said she was unfairly paid. Some reports suggest that the film’s lead role, Chris Pratt, was paid $10 million, and she was only paid $8 million for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. She said in an interview with Insider:
“The reports were so interesting because I was paid so much less than the reports said, so much less. When I started trading for Jurassic, it was 2014, and it was a different world, and I I was at a huge disadvantage. And, unfortunately, you have to sign up for three movies, and so your offers are set.
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After discussing the pay gap with her co-star Chris Pratt, she said the actor pushed for them both to receive equal pay in movies and other aspects of the franchise, including video games and theme park rides. Commenting on the actor’s reaction, she said:
“He literally said to me, ‘You don’t even have to do anything. I will do all the negotiation. We’re gonna get paid the same, and you don’t have to think about it, Bryce. And I love him so much for doing that. I really do…”
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The pay gap problem in Hollywood is not new and has been growing for some time. Jennifer Lawrence has spoken out on the issue on several occasions and Kristen Dunst also recounted the extreme pay gap between her and Tobey Maguire while doing Spider Man.