Jurassic Park

Based on the bestselling book by science fiction author Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park is a classic case study of man versus nature. Spoiler alert: life finds a way, in a big way. This movie brought to life some of the most iconic film scenes and one-liners of the nineties, along with star studded performances from Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Laura Dern, and Samuel L. Jackson. 

Off the coast of Costa Rica on the fictional Isla Nublar, the genetic-engineering company InGen has accomplished the unthinkable. By extracting DNA from mosquitos preserved in prehistoric fossilized amber resin, they have successfully cloned real-life dinosaurs. With the passion and unwavering financial of an eccentric billionaire, Jurassic Park hopes to become the first major tourist attraction to showcase these technologically resurrected creatures in front of a paying audience. Alas, things fall apart as the raptors, T-Rex, and other re-engineered genetic marvels escape from their enclosures and unleash terror upon a group of test subjects who are trapped in the park. 

Stephen Spielberg’s mega-blockbuster changed the course of modern filmmaking forever. Larger than life computer-generated dinosaurs hypnotized and terrorized audiences to the tune of $1.03 billion in ticket sales worldwide. On its opening weekend in June 1993, Jurassic Park netted an estimated $47 million dollars, and went on to rake in roughly $402 in US gross sales. With five spinoffs and sequels (and counting) Jurassic Park is a movie franchise that continues to resonate with new audiences. 

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