Audiences are no strangers to all things Jurassic Park, especially with the addition of the Jurassic World movies to the franchise. In June 1993, Steven Spielberg introduced the idea that a dinosaur theme park was in the realm of possibility. On a remote island, scientists attempt to clone dinosaurs to create a dinosaur safari-like amusement park. However, it doesn’t require a scientist to predict that this plan will go horribly wrong. Spoiler alert: the dinosaurs find a way to escape captivity and terrorize the island.
You’d think they’d learn after the first movie but instead, there have been 2 sequels following the release of Jurassic Park. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and Jurassic Park III (2001) continue the saga started in the first movie. Now that the dinosaurs roam free on the island, new challenges arise in both sequels. There’s a threat that might just succeed in bringing the cloned dinos to the mainland in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. And a researcher desperate for funding accepts misguided help from a wealthy couple in Jurassic Park III.
In 2015, the franchise saw new life with the premiere of the fourth installment, Jurassic World. We’re introduced to a functional dinosaur park but things go awry again when a genetically engineered dinosaur escapes and goes on a rampage. Most recently, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was released as the fifth film of the series and second installment of the Jurassic World trilogy. This time, they’re trying to save the dinosaurs from a volcanic eruption that threatens to destroy the island. Audiences will have to wait until 2021 to see how the Jurassic World, and hopefully Jurassic Park franchise will end.
After 25 years, it’s hard not to recognize the franchise for all of its accomplishments. The movies are considered a benchmark in the development of computer-generated imagery (CGI) and animatronics visual effects. They have also stepped out of the big screen due to the hundreds of collector items and amusement park rides at Universal Studios Theme Parks. In the first four films alone, they’ve featured 25 different breeds of dinosaurs and there’s sure to be even more in Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom. Those are just some of the numbers to note from the films.
Costume SuperCenter broke down the numbers behind all of the action in an infographic. Find out more about things like the films’ box office successes, death tolls, how many times an actor appeared in the franchise and more!