Vinyl hijackers known as the Popcorn Snobs are running this blog for the next 17 (or so) days with ‘The Taking of April A-Z’ as their theme.
Hello, it’s Reese again and I’m convinced that the world is obsessed with secret service agents and dinosaurs. It’s the only logical thing that explains how James Bond, a series of British spy films, can have something in common with Jurassic Park, a Sci-Fi adventure franchise. You take your significant other to see the former and bring the kids to the latter, so there’s no mingling of these two audiences.
James Bond and Jurassic Park are separate in every way…..except for the fact that they are among the highest grossing films in the world.
Having 25 titles currently under its belt, the James Bond series is also said to be the longest running film franchise in history. Yet, Jurassic Park’s record-breaking release in 1993 helped it become the highest grossing film of all time -- until Titanic (1997) surpassed it in revenue, years later. Then, there’s the matter of Skyfall (2012) becoming the first James Bond flick to earn $1 billion at the box office. The feat makes Skyfall the highest grossing title in this franchise while Jurassic World currently sits pretty as the second top earner among all four films in the Jurassic Park series.
Now I understand the correlation between the two franchises: They hit the Jackpot.
I still think the fat wallets these two films took in are all the more telling of the world’s obsession with dinosaurs and secret service agents!
How many James Bond flicks have YOU watched?
Also, be sure to read yesterday’s post where Brandon offers some insight on whether loved ones can inherit your digital movie collection!