'Jurassic World' Breaks Records, Proves We're Not Done With Dinos
Holy dinos! Jurassic World didn't just crush the competition after roaring into theaters late Thursday -- the flick managed to conquer three other feats.
The Jurassic Park reboot officially boasts the highest global record of all time, raking in $511.8 million so far. This is the first time a film's weekend gross has eclipsed the $500 million mark, according to Variety.
In addition, Jurassic World's momentous opening weekend is the second largest in history and it scored the third-largest opening day of all time with a whopping $82.8 million at the domestic box office on Friday ($18.5 million of which was grossed during its late-night Thursday rollout).
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Universal Pictures' behemoth ranks just behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 ($91 million) and Avengers: Age of Ultron ($84.4 million) in opening day numbers.
Could this have something to do with Chris Pratt promoting the film in heels? Possibly, but it probably has more to do with Chris Pratt being Chris Pratt.
"This is bigger than all of us," Pratt wrote on Facebook. "Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
On behalf of everyone involved in the making of #JurassicWorld, and believe me there are thousands of us, I want to say...Posted by Chris Pratt on Friday, June 12, 2015
Based on Jurassic World's towering numbers, moviegoers were also feeling nostalgic. Though its final tally was just shy of the still unbeatable Avengers -- which raked in $207 during its opening weekend in 2012 -- Jurassic World earned $204.6 million domestically, nearly doubling what analysts predicted. The film was estimated to make $125 million to $135 million.
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Despite 2001's Jurassic Park III earning just $368.8 million globally and failing to meet the expectations its two predecessors set, things appear to be looking up for the famed franchise. In fact, it's hard to imagine it ever being extinct.
Continue to bask in the nostalgia of Jurassic Park with this blast-from-the-past video!