Marvel’s The Avengers broke the record in 2012 for the biggest box-office opening weekend of all time when it raked in $207.4 million – that is, until Earth’s mightiest heroes were disassembled by the dinosaurs.
Universal Pictures’Jurassic World defeated Marvel’s record
with a whopping $208.8 million at the U.S. box office during its first weekend, becoming one of only two non-Marvel movies to make the top five (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
But Marvel, being the classy folk that they are, took their silver medal in stride.
Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige posted a congratulatory tweet to the team behind Jurassic World, including Marvel’s very own Star-Lord, Chris Pratt -- who told ET why he was initially hesitant to take on the Jurassic sequel.
“When [director] Colin [Trevorrow] called me and said ‘Hey I want to talk to you about this Jurassic Park sequel we're doing,’ I was like, ‘Okay, don't you mess around with Jurassic Park, that's my jam. Don't go mess it up,’” said Pratt. “It took about five minutes until I was like ‘So, I can be in this movie please?’ And I got to be, so I was pretty damn pumped.”
And while we love seeing Pratt taming raptors like a champ, we’ll soon see him reuniting with the Marvel Cinematic Universe when the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel hits theaters in 2017.
ET caught up with Guardians 2 director James Gunn, who told us why the sequel soundtrack is better than the first. Check out the interview below: