We obviously weren’t the only ones who went to see Jurassic World this weekend (check out our review) as it seems moviegoers were all about the dinosaurs this weekend. The latest in the Jurassic Park franchise opened with huge numbers, obliterating the competition. Not only did it take $204.6 million domestically – making it the second biggest domestic opening just ahead of Avengers: Age of Ultron but just short of Marvel’s The Avengers, it also grossed an incredible $307.2 million overseas making it the first movie ever to open with a $500 million – yes that’s half a BILLION – take. The total opening weekend gross for Jurassic World comes to an estimated $511.7 million.
Jurassic World opened in 4,273 theatres, which is the largest number of screens for a North American release of a Universal movie. The film takes place 22 years after the events of the original Jurassic Park and sees a fully functioning theme park called Jurassic World running on Isla Nublar, the same island where the original took place. Of course one thing leads to another, and once again we have a dinosaur versus man movie, this time with spectacular CGI effects and a new genetically modified dinosaur.
“This is absolutely a four-quadrant movie and is working on so many levels. The release date was awesome, and everybody stayed off of our date,” said Universal domestic distribution chief Nick Carpou.
The rest of the domestic box office paled in comparison to Jurassic World. The full box office take is listed below:
- Jurassic World – $204.6M
- Spy – $16M
- San Andreas – $11M
- Insidious: Chapter 3 – $7.3M
- Pitch Perfect 2 – $5.9M
- Entourage – $4.3M
- Mad Max: Fury Road – $4.1M
- Avengers: Age of Ultron – $3.6M
- Tomorrowland – $3.4M
- Love & Mercy – $1.7M
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