Way back in 1993 when yours truly turned 15, the first “Jurassic Park” became the first film ever to open to more than $50 million, chump change by today’s standards.
In 2015, the fourth film in the series, “Jurassic World,” has broken a few box office records of its own: Chris Pratt and the island of lizards earned a whopping $511.8 million worldwide, becoming the first movie ever to make more than $500 million in a weekend.
Domestically, Colin Trevorrow’s film debuted to $204.6 million this weekend, making it the second biggest domestic opening of all time and beating expectations by more than $80 million.
“Jurassic World” is only the second film ever to make more than $200 million in its opening weekend, with the movie falling just a few million behind Marvel’s “The Avengers,” which holds the current box office record of $207.4 million.
“Jurassic World” also scored the biggest June opening of all time, speeding by the $116.6 million “Man of Steel” earned in 2013. Along the way, the dino-fest also earned the biggest debut of the year, beating “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which brought in $191.3 million when it opened in May.
“Jurassic World” landed a solid “A” Cinemascore, which likely means this movie will stay at the top of the chart for a couple of weeks. Now, how long before Universal announces “”Jurassic World: Europe” ?