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This video examines how much it would cost to construct a real-world Jurassic Park

By Shawn Knight
Jun 16, 2015
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  1. Jurassic World hit theaters over the weekend, pulling in a record-setting $208.8 million in its US debut. That’s quite a bit of cash but apparently nowhere remotely close to what it’d cost to actually build a real-world version of the dinosaur theme park.

    Fandango’s Movieclips channel recently set out to come up with a realistic figure. The production factors in costs for things like real estate, genetic scientists, animal caretakers, a paleontologist, cloning dinosaurs and more to come up with a colossal figure which doesn’t even include annual costs to keep the park running.

    I won’t spoil it here but only 32 of the richest people on the planet would be able to fund the construction of Jurassic Park.

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  2. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,181   +528

    Maybe that is why Bill Gates is so interested in Africa. *joking*
     
  3. One word "crowdfunding"
     
  4. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,660   +767

    Hmmmmm ..... so what was the number? With all the new construction, purchase of the island, immense infrastructure, cost of creation, breeding, and upkeep of the animals. The real figure certainly must be approaching over 750 Billion and closer to One Trillion Dollars. Oh yeah, and don't forget those extra tips for the poor fellows in the front end loader and dump trucks that have to pick up all that poop!
     
  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,149   +1,421

    It would take just one dinosaur cloned to spike real interest and raise the funds needed.

    And we most likely would have heard of one by now, if it were possible.
     
  6. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,181   +528

    One other note, Dino fertilizer = $$$$
     
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  7. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,536   +2,331

    IIRC they have been floating the idea of bringing back the mammoth via cloning. The absence of a complete DNA sample has hindered efforts, however.
     
  8. noel24

    noel24 TS Maniac Posts: 304   +154

    -'How much is this bag?'
    -'$100k.'
    -'You people mad?'
    -'Its genuine Velociraptor leather.'
    -'Oh, I'll have three, please. Do You have any T-Rexes?'
    -'In a corner on the right.'
     
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  9. Experimentongod

    Experimentongod TS Addict Posts: 225   +84

    I wouldn't say "only 32", that's quite a few people that can afford it. It only takes 1 crazy rich guy :D
     
  10. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,149   +1,421

    With so many complete frozen "samples" found, I can't fathom what's the hold up? :)
     
  11. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,149   +1,421

    ;)
     

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