‘Jurassic World’: Counting Down the Records It Demolished

Jurassic World
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Jurassic World” devoured the record book this weekend with its unprecedented global opening.

It’s been more than two decades since Steven Spielberg first dramatized the dangers of bringing dinosaurs back to life with “Jurassic Park,” but absence appears to have made the heart grow fonder. Moviegoers who remembered seeing the first film in theaters have grown up, have families of their own, and seemed to delight in introducing their own children to the pleasures of the park.

The combination of nostalgia, cross-generational appeal and the presence of “Guardians of the Galaxy” breakout Chris Pratt in a starring role helped to transform “Jurassic World” into a summer smash with few parallels. Analysts expect the film could end its run with as much as $1.5 billion in receipts.

Here’s a look at some of the records “Jurassic World” checked off as it dominated multiplexes:

  • Highest-grossing weekend of all time with $524.4 million
    (Previous record: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” with $483.2 million)
  • Highest-grossing international weekend of all-time with $315.6 million
    (Previous record: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” with $314 million)
  • Highest-grossing domestic weekend of all time with $208.8 million
    (Previous record: “Marvel’s The Avengers” with $207.4 million)
  • Biggest domestic June debut
    (Previous record: “Man of Steel” with $116.6 million)
  • Biggest PG-13 rated film debut
    (Previous record: “Marvel’s The Avengers” with $207.4 million)
  • Fastest film to $200 million
    (Previous record: “Marvel’s The Avengers”)
  • Universal’s highest-grossing international weekend
    (Previous record” “Furious 7” with $250.4 million)
  • Universal’s highest-grossing North American weekend
    (Previous record: “Furious 7” with $147.2 million)
  • Imax record international weekend of $23.5 million
    (Previous record: “Transformers: Age of Extinction” with $16.7 million)
  • Imax record domestic weekend of $20.6 million
    (Previous record: “The Dark Knight Rises” with $19 million)
  • Premium large-format record of $16.2 million
    (Previous record: “Avengers: Age of Ultron” with $13.1 million)
  • Biggest debut for a Chris Pratt film
    (Previous record: “Guardians of the Galaxy” with $94.3 million)

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  2. Ty says:

    Only to have many, if not all of these records broken, come December. Now that movie coming out then will have a tsunami of nostalgia & cross generational 4-quadrant appeal like no other. Besides, the 2 movies atop the all-time grosses list were both Dec/Holiday releases that played all the way through Feb/March the following year (Avatar & Titanic)

  3. Ticket prices dont mean shlt.NUMBER of tickets sold is the only relevant stat

  4. Jacques Strappe says:

    All very impressive but to be fair in measuring the 2012 The Avengers against Jurassic World you must adjust for inflation (ticket prices were less expensive in 2012), compare the same number of screens and compare totals only in those countries where both films debuted at the same time. The Avengers is still the champ but Universal obviously wants to play these PR Jedi mind tricks to drive more interest in the film..

  5. jurassic parks & recreation says:

    Saw it again in Imax 3D last. What an experience!

  6. Prza says:

    You missed the biggest single Sunday of all time beating Avengers again

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