‘Jurassic World’ Destroys Box Office Competition, Edges ‘The Avengers’ For Biggest Opening Weekend Ever
Prior to the release of Jurassic World, most people were predicting that it would have a huge opening weekend, but no one thought that it would have been as big as it was. The film set a new record for an opening weekend at the box office.
It was many years in the making for a direct sequel to the smash hit original Jurassic Park and, as a result, there was high anticipation for the film and if early reviews and ticket sales can tell us anything, it did not disappoint.
While The Avengers seemed to have an untouchable record at the box office, somehow the action of the dinosaurs was able to trump the superheroes and star power behind the 2012 hit film that led to Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
Jurassic World earned an amazing $208.8 million, barely edging The Avengers, which made $207 million. In addition to its huge success in the United States, the action-packed dinosaur film made $315.3 million overseas, putting its global total at a massive $524.1 million.
While Steven Spielberg directed the original film, he is on board as an executive producer this time, with Colin Trevorrow directing. The cast features Chris Pratt in the main role with a supporting cast that includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Jake Johnson, BD Wong, Irrfan Khan, and Vincent D’Onofrio.
The film continued to set records all weekend with the first one being the biggest Friday/opening day ever, a total of $64.1 million. It also set the record for biggest Saturday ever and came just short of beating The Avengers on Sunday.
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The other movies in theaters didn’t even stand a chance over the weekend, and after Jurassic World’s mega numbers, Spy came in second place with only $16 million. Rounding out the top five of the box office are San Andreas ($11 million), Insidious: Chapter 3 ($7.3 million), and Pitch Perfect 2 ($6 million).
Jurassic World is just coming off its first weekend with huge record-breaking numbers and is sure to continue to its streak in the coming weeks with everyone wanting to see the most popular movie in the world.