Incredibles 2 sells out locally, Jurassic opens Thursday

Published 2:01 am Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Clark Theatres in Andalusia has been overflowing with people watching the new “Incredibles 2” movie, and manager Kelsey Kelley hopes that the excitement will be the same on Thursday when “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” opens.

Kelley said that people have been calling all month to make sure that the theater would have the new Jurassic movie available.

“We had about five calls on Monday to make sure that we were having it,” Kelley said. “People have been pretty excited about it.”

Kelley said that the most popular movie this summer has been “Incredibles 2.”

“We usually never sell out of movie tickets,” Kelley said. “But the past week we have been selling out like crazy because of this movie. Our matinees usually aren’t packed either, but Monday we had at least 20 people in one theater watching it.”

The sequel to the 2004 movie of the same name, “The Incredibles 2,” has premiered to $183.2 million at the domestic box office and has soared past the record for biggest animated film opening in box office history by nearly $50 million. The record belonged to another Pixar film, “Finding Dory,” which opened to roughly $135 million two summers ago.

So far the film has brought in $231.5 million around the world.

“It would be one thing if people were barging in to see this movie and not liking it,” Kelley said. “But everyone seems to love it.”

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is projected to reach up to $150 million in the box office.

Kelley said that a lot of people are more likely to attend the theater during the summer.

“A lot of people are off during the summer,” Kelley said. “So we get a lot more people coming in, especially during the matinees.”

The busiest movie seasons are typically during the summer and fall, Kelley said.

The next big blockbuster coming to Andalusia is “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” which is another superhero sequel to the 2015 movie “Ant-Man,” based on the Marvel Comics characters Scott Lang.

Kelley said that most of the time the theater does not know what they will be getting until the week a movie comes out, but to always call and check. Clark Theatres also has a downloadable app with which movie enthusiasts can track schedules.

“Summers are definitely a busy time for us,” Kelley said. “We usually don’t know what we will be getting until the week of the movie, but we will be showing Jurassic World, Thursday, during all show times.”