The dinosaur fantasy from Comcast's (CMCSA) Universal Pictures grossed $208.8 million at the North American box office over the weekend and several big summer bets, including Universal's animated Minions, R-rated comedy Ted 2 and the Tom Cruise action thriller Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation from Viacom-owned (VIAB) studio Paramount, stand to benefit from Jurassic World momentum.
"One little $200 million North American performance can change the fortunes and the perception of the slate going forward," Rentrak senior analyst Paul Dergarabedian said.
Just a week ago the summer movie season looked to have been in a deep hole after Disney's (DIS) reported $190 million science-fiction mystery Tomorrowland bombed over Memorial Day weekend debut -- and still has yet to crack $180 million at the global box office.
But the June gloom over Hollywood's prime summer movie season has subsided now that Jurassic World has lifted ticket sales so far nearly 4% over last year's season, according to Rentrak.
"A rising tide raises all ships sort of idea comes into play," Dergarabedian said of the movie industry's sudden sanguine outlook.
With more big movies on the horizon with built-in audiences like Ant-Man from Disney's Marvel Studios, 21th Century Fox's (FOXA) The Fantastic Four and Time Warner's (TWX) unit Warner Bros.' Magic Mike XXL, there is a chance the film industry could make a run at the $4.9 billion summer ticket sales record set in 2013.