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  • The blockbuster has become the norm
  • The blockbuster has become the norm
    Universal Pictures (2015) ©
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The blockbuster has become the norm

Chris Pratt’s easy-going charm has helped Jurassic World become the first film to gross over $500 million in its opening weekend. But doesn’t every movie break box office records nowadays? It certainly seems that way, as 2015 shapes up to be the year of the franchise blockbuster.

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