Obliterating all expectations, Universal's Jurassic World roared to a record $204.6 million debut in North America and $511.8 million globally, rescuing the action-adventure franchise from the brink of extinction 22 years after Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park first hit theaters.
The $150 million tentpole, bestowed with an A CinemaScore, proves that dinosaurs are every bit as potent as superheroes: Jurassic World's estimated weekend bests the $191.3 million launch of sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron last month to bite off the No. 2 domestic opening of all time, almost matching the $207.4 million launch of The Avengers in May 2012.
Globally, the movie posted the largest weekend bow in history, beating the final Harry Pottermovie (483.2 million) and becoming the first film to ever cross $500 million in one weekend, thanks to an international haul of $307.2 million.
Source : DF