‘Jurassic World’ Becomes Highest Worldwide Opener in History

By June 15, 2015

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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Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation, Batman-On-Film.com, The Huffington Post, and Movies.com. He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.
  • Michelle

    Those are CRAZY figures! I winder how many individual ticket sales $511 million equates too 🙂

  • Andy Spears

    flippin heck.. number one in all 66 countries.. I love it when record are broken like this..

  • Katey

    Well that is a good start to say the least.. I haven’t really seen any info on it yet, so am keeping my eyes and ears closed til i head to the theatre to see it in a day or 2. 😀

  • RogerSmiles

    That is an insane amount of money! I must go and watch it, if that many people all over the world love it then it must be worth going to see! 🙂

  • lily

    I am super excited to see Jurassic World! I am going to the theater to watch it tomorrow, I loved the others and have seen the trailer which looks so good! Amazing how much money it has made already! I will happily add my few dollars to their few billion! 😉

  • David Black

    I am so looking forward to watching this movie! 🙂 Cannot believe how much it money it made in three days!

  • Jason

    So glad I got to be apart of it on the opening weekend 😀 It was actually my fav Jurassic movie out of the series, hoping they continue and make more <3

  • CurseofZodLovesMaude

    Star Wars will shattering any and all records come December….. BAM!