Jurassic World Continues to Break Every Record Ever

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 - 12:43PM
Jurassic World
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 - 12:43PM
Jurassic World Continues to Break Every Record Ever
Jurassic World just beat The Avengers for the biggest US opening weekend of all time, but its record-breaking success doesn't stop there. Analysts are still looking into its landmark achievements this past weekend, but at this point it's pretty safe to assume that Jurassic World has shattered pretty much every record there is. Here are a whopping twelve records the blockbuster sequel has broken so far, including the biggest domestic weekend, the biggest international weekend, and the biggest overall weekend (that last one is pretty easy to figure out from the first two, but it's still impressive):

-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)

-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)

The critical response to Jurassic World was somewhat lukewarm, with many reviewers comparing it unfavorably to the original and blasting its lack of character development and requisite sense of wonder. But still, even the naysayers agreed that the film was a rollicking good time, and word-of-mouth from the fans led to a ridiculously huge opening weekend. 

Needless to say, Jurassic World's run is far from over, and it will presumably continue to break records over the next month or two. I would say that it's unlikely to beat Avatar for highest-grossing film of all time, but it might bump some other blockbusters down the list. Avengers has fared the worst so far, so when Jurassic World's run is over, we'll see if Avengers is still the third highest-grossing film of all time.

Jurassic World is now out in theaters.

Via Variety.
Science Fiction
Sci-Fi Movies
Jurassic World