Jurassic World takes $511m in record opening weekend

Jurassic World takes $511m in record opening weekend

Jurassic World takes $511m in record opening weekend

Written by Staff Writer

15 Jun, 2015 | 11:20 am

The fourth installment in the Jurassic Park series has become the first film to take more than $500m at the box office on its opening weekend.

Jurassic World was the most popular screening in all 66 countries where it was released.

The film made $204.6m (£131.4m) in the US, according to the firm Exhibitor Relations.

It took $100m in China and $29.6m (£19m) in the UK and Ireland as part of the record global total of $511.8m.

The Universal Pictures release had the second-highest grossing opening weekend in the US.

The record is held by Marvel’s The Avengers, which took $207.4m in 2012.

Jurassic World was co-produced by Steven Spielberg, who directed the first two films in the series, and directed by Colin Trevorrow.

It stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

-BBC

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