Let’s not make any bones about these dinosaurs: Jurassic World has officially become a monster.
According to Variety, the fourth entry in the Jurassic Park film series has officially become the highest worldwide opener of all time, with an absolutely incredible global weekend figure of $511.8 million. That automatically makes this film the fastest to ever reach a half-billion dollars in a single weekend, and the fact that it actually surpassed that lofty figure is something of a phenomenon.
It goes without saying that Jurassic World has become the number one movie in America, but perhaps even more astounding than that is the fact that of all 66 international territories the sequel debuted in this past weekend, the film was number one in all of them. Normally, the tastes of worldwide audiences can fluctuate a bit, but the unanimity of all of the international markets with the domestic one certainly seems to symbolize that there was definitely a desire on the part of people all over the world to see more from this franchise.
It also becomes clear that many fans, observers, and analysts underestimated the appetite that worldwide audiences have for more Jurassic adventures, but the studio itself gauged audience interest appropriately. Jurassic World is also the widest release in the history of Universal Pictures, since it’s opening weekend had it exhibited in over 4,200 theaters. Universal’s second widest release — and other box office juggernaut of 2015 — is Furious 7, which bowed in just over 4,000 theaters.
In our review of Jurassic World, we felt that the film was a bit light on story, but very heavy on sweeping visuals and chaotic action, beefed up for modern audiences.
For more on Jurassic World as it continues to dominate theaters — as well as any news on the renewed future potential of the franchise — keep it locked on GeekNation.
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