Jurassic World Tops Avengers to Secure the Biggest Box-Office Opening of All Time

Monday, 15 June 2015 - 11:15AM
Jurassic World
Monday, 15 June 2015 - 11:15AM
Jurassic World Tops Avengers to Secure the Biggest Box-Office Opening of All Time
Jurassic World has just secured the biggest box-office opening of all time, topping a record that has stood for just over 3 years since Marvel's Avengers first hit theaters back on May 4th 2012. After posting some huge numbers over the first 3 days of its run, Jurassic World had been expected to experience a significant slow down on Sunday, thanks to two major entertainment events stealing some of its spotlight. But neither Game 5 of the NBA Finals or the Season 5 finale of HBO's Game of Thrones were big enough draws to prevent moviegoers from flocking to see Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic Park sequel and giving it a huge Sunday haul.



While the last few numbers are being tallied, Jurassic World's bumper Sunday is thought to have taken the movie's opening weekend total to $209m at the domestic box-office, inching out Joss Whedon's first Avengers movie by almost $2m. According to analysts, Jurassic World's larger than expected Sunday was almost solely down to an overwhelmingly positive word of mouth effect. While critics were generally split over the movie's worth, fans have been raving about Chris Pratt's performance and Jurassic World's swarms of CGI dinosaurs, and that has sent even more moviegoers to theaters to see what all the fuss is about. 

Jurassic World's performance on the global market has been equally impressive. Trevorrow's movie is thought to have taken in more than $300m in overseas markets, taking its global total well over $500m. That figure gives Jurassic World the record for biggest global opening of all time, comfortably beating the $483, taken by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt.2 back in 2011.


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