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Jurassic World was one of the upcoming movie trailers to air during the Super Bowl game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. Image ©2015 Universal Pictures

Super Bowl Fans Get a Look at 2015 Movie Releases

Superbowl XLIX may have been this year’s biggest game for NFL fans. And yesterday’s 28 - 24 outcome was particularly good if you are a Patriots fan. But this NFL face-off event has become much more than just a game on the gridiron.

Super Bowl Sunday is considered to be the second biggest food consumption day of the year (after Thanksgiving) and one of the top five pizza sales days. By half-time yesterday, the fast food chain Pizza Hut had surpassed last year’s sales and eventually set a record for the company’s biggest digital sales day ever. According to pizza.com, Domino’s delivery drivers log about 4 million miles on Super Bowl Sunday and delivery sales spike the most during close Super Bowl games. The National Chicken Council estimates Americans ate 1.25 billion wings during the event—or “5,955 times more than the weights of the Seahawks and Patriots entire 52-man rosters combined.”

Overall Americans were expected to spend a record $14.31 billion this past weekend on everything from food to new TVs, party decorations to team apparel and gear.

But not everyone planned to fork over big bucks to watch the game. Some viewers just tuned in for the commercials. And if you are a movie fan, you were treated to a new trailer for the upcoming dinosaur disaster movie Jurassic World. The film opens June 12 and stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in a story that takes place 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park. With visitor attendance on the decline, the theme park operators plan a new attraction to boost interest. But their plans go awry. (Are we surprised?)

The new spot for Marvel’s Avengers: Agee of Ultron brings all the Avengers together once again after Tony Stark tries to resurrect a dormant peacekeeping program. When his attempts backfire the group of superheroes is forced to tackle their ultimate nemesis Ultron in order to save the world from destruction. The movie releases May 1.

Fans of the Terminator franchise got another peek at the upcoming movie Terminator Genisys. Arnold Schwarzenegger reprises his role in this reboot of the series that releases on July 1.

Universal unveiled another trailer for street racing fans of the Fast and Furious franchise. In Furious 7, Ian Shaw is out for revenge after his brother is killed. And it is Dominic Toretto and his gang that he is after. The movie releases April 3.

Shailene Woodley stars in the new trailer for The Divergent Series: Insurgent releasing on March 20. In this continuation of Divergent, Tris has to use her skills to fight an increasingly violent war between fighting factions.

Those little yellow guys from Despicable Me also showed up at the game in a new TV spot for their movie Minions. Releasing July 10, this backstory introduces the Minions and explains why they are so devoted to serving evil villains.

 

More details about the movies mentioned in this post…

Jurassic World

Jurassic World

Didn't anyone learn anything from past mistakes?

Minions

Minions

Everything is yellow.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Differences can divide.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

The Avengers unite to face the ultimate force of Ultron.

Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Furious 7

Furious 7

The street race must go on.

Despicable Me

Despicable Me