To understand the success that Universal
has kept up over the past decade, you need only look at the production budgets and genres for the studio’s three highest grossing films in 2018: $170 million for the dinosaur blockbuster “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
,” $75 million for the animated Dr. Seuss adaptation “The Grinch
,” and $10 million for a belated installment in the venerable horror series “Halloween
The result was a domestic annual total of more than $1.7 billion, 17 percent more than 2017’s total gross. And that gross jumps to $1.9 billion if you factor in Universal’s indie distribution wing, Focus Features. “The most consistent performers are obviously Disney
, that has been in a league of its own, Universal and Warner Bros.
have been back-to-back 2 and 3,” said Tuna Amobi, media analyst at Cfra Research.
Universal’s big moneymaker was “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
,” a sequel that proved the 2015 revival of “Jurassic Park
” was so much