In 1993, Steven Spielberg amazed the world with “Jurassic Park”; the first in a series about a theme park with real dinosaurs. Three sequels have been made in the 22 years that followed the original’s success; the most recent “Jurassic World” launched this past weekend. Most predictions expected the film to do well taking the number one box office slot for the weekend, but nobody predicted the massive cultural success that this blockbuster would reap.
Jurassic World shattered the global record for opening weekend by earning $525.4 million. This makes it the first film to ever earn a half a billion dollars in one weekend. The previous record for global openings was held by “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” which grossed $314 million. Jurassic World took home $100.1 million from Chinese movie theaters alone.
Jurassic World also broke the record for domestic opening in the United States says Qnet reports on indianexpress.com. The blockbuster just barely beat the Avengers opening weekend ($208.8 million to $207.4 million). Much of the film’s success came from IMAX and 3d cinemas. Almost half of the tickets sold were from 3d screenings.
The record stealing opening is yet another notch in the belt of the film’s star Chris Pratt. Alongside the massive successes of the “Lego Movie” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” the one thing that is clear to industry analysts everywhere is that you can expect to see a lot more of the Parks and Recreation actor in the years to come.