Jurassic World did incredibly well at the box office when it was released in 2015, breaking records that are now mostly held by the latest Star Wars film. The film managed to make all this money on a relatively slim budget of $150 million. For its planned sequel, though, it sounds as though admission prices may be rising just a bit.
In an interview with El Pais, Juan Antonia Bayona, who is set to direct Jurassic World 2, suggests that the budget could be more than $100 million more for the sequel. The interview, which was picked up by Scified, suggests that Bayona confirmed the budget would be $260 million, but that Bayona did not give a reason for this large increase.
The increase to a $260-million budget would make Jurassic World 2 one of the most expensive films ever made, behind only Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($378.5 million),Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End ($300 million) and John Carter ($263.7 million). The film would be tied with Tangled.
Bayona also confirmed that the film has an official title, which will be formally announced at a later date. Jeff Goldblum suggested that he would open to appearing in the sequel, so maybe all that money is for him. Either way, it looks like Hollywood is taking a classic approach to fixing the problems people had with a film … throwing more money at it.