The '90s comeback: Clinton vs Bush, 'Jurassic Park' box office hit, and 'Terminator' sequel

Jurassic World Scores Biggest Box Office Opening In History
Jurassic World Scores Biggest Box Office Opening In History



Looks like things are coming full circle in American culture.

Over a decade ago, Americans saw the blockbuster "Jurassic Park" dominate box offices, a Clinton and Bush battle it out over the Oval Office, and were graced with a "Terminator" sequel. Sound familiar?

Here's the breakdown of the eerily similar events:

Back in 1992, incumbent George H.W. Bush tried for a second term, running against then newcomer, Bill Clinton. Clinton beat Bush in a historical election, with the final vote of 370 - 168.

Flash forward 13 years, and former President Clinton's wife, Hillary, is now running in the 2016 election against George H.W. Bush's son, Jeb. Only time will tell which family ends up on top.

"Jurassic Park" took the cinematic world by storm when it was released just a few months after the 1992 election. In its first week, the movie made a hefty profit of $50.1 million — breaking an opening weekend record set by "Batman Returns" the year before. It eventually made a whopping $357 million from U.S. and Canada alone.

The latest installment may just top its original record. After opening with a staggering $208.8 million in revenue, it looks like it's well on its way to surpass the original film's total.



"Jurassic Park" isn't the only '90s throwback that's gracing headlines. In 1992 "Terminator 2" hit the big screens, grossing a total of $204.8 in North America — and with the latest installment set to come to theaters early next month, the franchise may be seeing record numbers again.

Looks like we're not the only person who has noticed the coincidences:



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