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
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.
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