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Jurassic World's Monster Weekend Gives it Biggest Opening in Box Office History

  | June 17, 2015 21:42 IST (Los Angeles)
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A still from the film Jurassic World

At the international box office, the film exceeded the previous $314 million record set by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in 2011

Dinosaurs stomped to a box office record over the weekend as Jurassic World notched the biggest movie debut in history, with a global total of $524.1 million, Universal Pictures said on Monday.
Jurassic World, which reboots the dormant Jurassic Park franchise nearly 15 years after the first trilogy ended, grossed $208.8 million at the North American box office, topping the $207.4 million record set by Avengers in 2012.
At the international box office, Jurassic World opened to $315.3 million, exceeding the previous $314 million record set by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in 2011.

Jurassic World, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, was made for $150 million by Comcast Corp's Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures. It adds a capitalist twist to a world where dinosaurs still roam among humans within an island theme park.
The film easily surpassed early projections for a $121 million opening, drawing both fans of the original trilogy and a new generation of moviegoers.
Jurassic World becomes yet another box office hit this year for Universal Pictures, following February's Fifty Shades of Grey, April's Furious 7 and May's Pitch Perfect 2.
The studio notched two more records last weekend, becoming the fastest to reach $1 billion within a calendar year at the North American box office and $3 billion worldwide.
© Thomson Reuters 2015

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